Jeff Halperin is a videographer by profession. He came to the limelight as the husband of the American former television news anchor Kari Lake. His wife was a Republican candidate in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election.
Besides, Kari and her husband are now married for over two decades. However, Jeff isn’t her first husband. She was first married to Tracy Finnegan. Well, does Jeff has children with his wife Kari. Find out.
Today, here in this article you’ll find out every information about Jeff Halperin in detail. So, without any further ado, let’s begin!
Who is Jeff Halperin? Kari Lake Husband
Jeff Halperin is a former photojournalist and is currently the owner of zenHD. He is able to become one of the prominent faces all because of his wife Kari Lake. But, Jeff wasn’t her first husband. She was previously married to an electrical engineer Tracy Finnegan.
However, their relationship didn’t last long, and the ex-television anchor went on to marry Jeff. The pair walked down the aisle in September 1998. They also share two kids Ruby and Leo.
Ruby was born on September 26, 2000. Then, the couple welcomed their second child Leo on October 7, 2004. Apart from this, it has been 24 years since Jeff and Kari’s wedding and the pair are still together. Nevertheless, they have been leading a blissful marital relationship.
Jeff Halperin’s Net Worth
As a successful individual, Jeff’s net worth is estimated to be pretty high. As per reports, his estimated net worth is around $500,000 as of 2023.
Besides, his long-time wife Kari has a total fortune of $3 million. She use to make money for her family as a journalist. As per sources, Lake then earned some of the wealth from politics.
Jeff Halperin Age, Ethnicity
Jeff Halperin was reportedly born Jeffrey Elliot Halperin on September 25, 1972. According to Kari, Jeff is a Latino as his family was originally from Colombia. His wife revealed this while sharing a photo on Facebook.
She also included a joke in the caption, and wrote,
“What great event featuring #LatinosForLake and so many Latino Business owners and greats! 1/3 of the people in Arizona are Latino. 3/4 of the people in my home are Latino. My husband and children are Americans of Colombian descent. I am the holdout Gringo. 😜 Arizona is such a beautiful melting-pot. It’s all about the American dream. Maybe we should call it the Arizona dream! Hardwork, faith, family, and love for our Beautiful Arizona! When we come together as Arizonans we are more powerful.”
Unfortunately, details regarding Jeff’s parents and siblings are still unavailable.
Career: Kari Lake And Her Husband Jeff Halperin Used To Work Together
The 50 years old celebrity spouse used to work together with his wife Kari at the local TV station in Phoenix, Arizona. At the time Jeff was a videographer at an NBC affiliate channel 12, KPNX, reports TIME magazine. There his wife Kari used to work as a weekend weather anchor.
As per Heavy, Halperin has deleted his LinkedIn account which had information about his previous jobs. Thankfully, an archived version of his page provides every detail of his career.
From 1994-1998, Kari’s husband was a photojournalist at NBC and a news photographer at WNYT-TV.
Jeff Has Now Started A New Job As An Independent Videographer
Since 2000, Jeff became self-employed and started a broadcast/internal/web production-based organization named ZenHD. However, a few months ago the website was under maintenance, but his Vimeo account states the polar opposite.
He wrote in the bio, “Zen works with all types of video production – broadcast, corporate, commercial, documentary.” Not only that but, he has also added “Director of Photography (DP), Cameraman, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Shooter.”
In addition to this, did you know, Zen HD is not officially registered as an independent business on the Arizona Secretary of State’s website? But, as per ecorp.azcc.gov, his “Awake Media LLC” was registered in March 2021, in Maricopa County.
Jeff Halperin Provided Videography For His Wife’s Campaign
Although we could hardly see Jeff’s presence in the public, he was highly active during his wife’s campaign for the governor’s race in Arizona. He was often seen at Kari’s side with a camera throughout the campaign.
Many media outlets then began talking about Jeff’s presence. The New York Times stated,
“Another constant presence is Ms. Lake’s husband, Jeff Halperin, a videographer who watches his wife’s every move on the campaign trail through the frame of his digital camera, compiling footage for political ads and recording interviews with reporters. Her campaign has occasionally posted such clips to show her battles with the media, which she has increasingly portrayed as hostile to her candidacy.”
After looking at the campaign finance records, Halperin didn’t receive any payments for his work. Surprisingly, their daughter Ruby was paid around four checks of $1,500 each time by the campaign.
As per reports, she received the money for working as a “consultant,” in her role as a live coordinator for the organization named Turning Point USA.
Jeff Halperin’s Effort Has Gained Him Nomination For An Emmy In 2020
Jeff and his production team received a 2020 Emmy nomination in the category “Outstanding Sports Journalism.” It was the result of their hard work in the documentary, Enes Kanter: Enemy of the State.
It’s an ESPN E:60 documentary on professional basketball player Enes Kanter. It’s a short movie that also tells about the athlete’s political activism in his native country of Turkey.
We can find the video on Vimeo. His proud wife shared the moment of joy on her Twitter as well as Facebook.