Kari Lake is an American former television news anchor and political candidate, who was the Republican nominee in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election, but lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs. Lake refused to concede and sued in an attempt to have the results overturned and herself declared the winner. Lake’s lawsuit was rejected by the courts. Beginning her media career in the early 1990s, Lake was the anchor for the Phoenix television station KSAZ-TV from 1999 to 2021. She stepped down from her anchor role shortly before announcing her gubernatorial candidacy and won the Republican nomination with the endorsement of former president Donald Trump. Her campaign was marked by various controversies, including promoting false claims of Trump winning the 2020 presidential election and calling for the imprisonment of those who accepted Trump’s defeat, including her Democratic opponent, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Kari Lake Halperin
Politician and Former Television News Journalist
Republican (before 2006, 2012–Present), Independent (2006–2008), Democratic (2008–2012)
Birthday / Date of Birth
Kari Lake was born on the 23th of August 1969, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States.
She’s currently 53 years old.
Kari graduated from North Scott Senior High School in Eldridge, Iowa, and then received a Bachelor of Arts in communications and journalism from the University of Iowa.
- Father – Larry A. Lake (Teacher and coach of football and basketball)
- Mother – Sheila A. (McGuire) Lake (Nurse)
- Siblings – She is the youngest of nine children.
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kari Lake has dated –
- Jeff Halperin
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 55 kg
- In Pounds – 121 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 33B
She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
Kari became known as a politician from Rock Island, Illinois and was the Republican nominee in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election. In March 2021, a former television news anchor, Lake recently stepped down from her anchor role and on June 1, 2021, announced her campaign for governor of Arizona. Lake is a renowned personality and a well-known anchor who worked at Phoenix television station KSAZ-TV for 22 years.
Until November 3, 2006, Lake was a member of the Republican Party, when she changed her registration to become an independent. She registered as a Democrat on January 4, 2008, the day after the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses were won by Obama. She also made several donations to Democratic presidential candidates. After launching her campaign for governor in 2021, Lake cited Trump, Ronald Reagan, and Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward, all former Democrats, as precedent for her party-switching.
In June 2021, Lake filed paperwork to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona in the 2022 election to succeed incumbent governor Doug Ducey, who was term-limited. After winning the Republican primary, Lake said that “we’re all big boys and big girls”, urging people to “come together”; however, within a week of that victory, Lake said: “We drove a stake through the heart of the McCain machine”.
Lake identifies as a conservative Republican and described herself in 2022 as a “Trump candidate.” During her 2022 gubernatorial campaign, she attracted support from right-wing extremists. She accused President Joe Biden and Democrats of harboring a “demonic agenda”. In 2021 and 2022, Lake attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual meeting of conservatives and Republicans, in Orlando.
On November 11, 2022, the Phoenix Police Department said that the Arizona state laboratory had tested the items turned over to them by Lake’s campaign, and found “no substance” inside. In October 2022, Lake twice refused to say that she will accept the result if she lost the election: “I’m going to win the election, and I will accept that result.”
On March 22, 2023, the Court denied Lake’s request to hear her lawsuit. The Arizona Supreme Court in May 2023 ruled that it was employing “the extraordinary remedy of a sanction” on Lake’s lawyers, imposing a $2,000 fine on them for making “false factual statements to the Court”.
Kari Lake Net worth
Kari Lake has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2023.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kari Lake
- Kari was born in Rock Island, Illinois, and grew up in Iowa. She is the youngest of nine children.
- In May 1991, Lake began working at KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa, as an intern while attending the University of Iowa. She later became production assistant before joining WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois, to be a daily reporter and weekend weathercaster.
- In August 1994, Kari was hired by KPNX in Phoenix, Arizona, to be the weekend weather anchor. She later became evening anchor at KPNX before relocating to work for WNYT in Albany, New York, in the summer of 1998, when she replaced Chris Kapostasy.
- In 1999, Lake returned to Arizona and became an evening anchor for KSAZ-TV (Fox 10 Phoenix). While at KSAZ, Lake interviewed President Barack Obama in 2016 and President Donald Trump in 2020.
- In her last years working in the media, Lake shared false and unverified information on social media, prompting criticism and acquiring a reputation as a provocateur.
- In July 2019, Lake was caught on “hot mic” footage promoting her account on the web platform Parler. She shared COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter and Facebook in April 2020.
- Kari was a member of the Democratic Party until 2012 when she joined the Republican Party. On June 1, 2021, Lake submitted documents for the gubernatorial elections in Arizona in 2022.
- By the end of the year, Kari had amassed nearly $1.4 million from over 12,000 sources. The former news anchor has been a staunch supporter of Trump, embracing his election fraud narrative.
- In addition, she actively volunteers her time to many Arizona charities, especially those helping children, families, and pets.