Who Is Kari Lake’s Husband Jeff Halperin?

September 15, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Jeff Halperin, a videographer by profession, got media attention as the husband of former TV anchor-turned-political candidate Kari Lake. His wife ran as a Republican candidate for the Governor of Arizona election in 2022 but lost.

    Unlike, his famous spouse of 25 years, Jeff tends to remain low-key. He is among the ones who would rather keep their lives secret, letting their partners take center stage while they support them wholeheartedly. Let’s know everything about such a personality, Jeff.

    Key Takeaways

    • Jeff Halperin is the second husband of Kari Lake, a former TV news anchor and former political candidate.
    • Halperin and his wife used to work in the same place; Jeff was a videographer while Kari was a weekend weather anchor.
    • He is a Creighton University graduate, who now works as an independent videographer in his own company ZenHD.
    • Jeff’s other half Kari is a manager in his other company, Awake Media LLC.
    • The couple share two children together, a daughter, Ruby, and a son, Leo.

    Kari Lake’s Husband Jeff Halperin: Where Is He From?

    Born in September 1972, Halperin’s family is originally from Colombia and has a Latin heritage. He grew up in a Jewish household in the United States and is an American by nationality. His birth name is Jeffery Elliot Halperin.

    As of 2024, Jeff is 51 years old. He is 3 years younger than his wife Kari, born on August 23, 1969.

    Graduate Of Creighton University

    According to his now-deleted (or archived) LinkedIn profile, Jeff graduated from Creighton University with a BA in Journalism and History.

    What Does Halperin Do For Living?

    Kari’s husband Jeff is an independent videographer who works in his own company, ZenHD, founded in 2001. According to online reports, his motion picture and video production company has an annual revenue of $4.397 million.

    Jeff Halperin is the second husband of former TV news anchor Kari Lake
    Kari’s husband Jeff Halperin, an independent videographer & business owner

    Moreover, he is the owner of the Arizona-based company Awake Media, LLC, incorporated on March 30, 2021, according to a record on the Arizona Corporations Commission’s website. The record mentions Halperin’s wife Kari as the manager of the company.

    Formerly A Photojournalist

    Back in the 90s, Jeff Halperin worked as a photojournalist at NBC affiliate, KPNX-TV. Other than that, his past work experience was at WNYT-TV in Albany, New York; he was a news photographer and news editor there.

    Jeff And His Wife Kari Used To Work Together

    Halperin, who worked at KPNX-TV, met his future wife Kari when she joined the TV station as a weekend weather anchor in 1994. Even if the details of their courtship are not out, they allegedly got along shortly after and began dating.

    In 1998, when she left KPNX to move to New York and join WNYT, Jeff joined her there.

    Jeff Halperin’s Married Life With Kari Lake: When Did They Marry?

    Jeff Halperin and Kari married on August 4, 1998. In celebration of their 22nd wedding anniversary, the former TV news anchor shared a picture with her beau on Facebook and wrote, “22 years ago we said “I do”. Best decision I ever made. Happy anniversary to me and my awesome Jeff.”

    However, some sources cite that the two got hitched in September 1998. Nevertheless, all that matters is they are enjoying a happy and strong conjugal relationship.

    Jeff Halperin and Kari Lake married in 1998
    Halperin with his wife Kari Lake

    While Halperin remains relatively away from using social media, his spouse Kari often posts adorable pictures with him on her Instagram and Facebook. Despite his low-key stature, he is a fervent supporter of his wife- for instance, during her run as a Governor of Arizona in 2022, he provided with videography for the campaign.

    The couple currently resides in their house in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Jeff Is The Second Husband Of Kari

    Lake is a one-time divorcee; before marrying Jeff, she was married to an electrical engineer, Tracy Finnegan. As reported, they married in 1991 but separated later, though the exact detail of their divorce finalization and reason remains under wraps.

    Jeff Halperin And Shares Two Children With Kari

    The lovely couple are parents of two children, a daughter, Ruby Halperin, and a son, Leo Halperin. Their first child, daughter Ruby was born in April 2000, followed by the birth of their son, Leo, on October 7, 2004.

    Their daughter currently works as an executive assistant at Turning Point USA (October 2019- now).

    Jeff and Kari have two children named Ruby and Leo
    Jeff and Kari with their children, Ruby and Leo

    Both of their children are often seen with their parents.

    Halperin’s Wife Left TV Anchoring To Become A Political Candidate

    Former broadcast journalist-turned-Republican politician Lake is from Arizona. She was born in Illinois on September 10, 1967, and spent the majority of her childhood there. She attended the University of Minnesota after finishing high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism there.

    Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs ran for Arizona's governor
    Kari Lake is a politician who elected against Katie Hobbs

    After spending more than two decades as a TV news anchor, she chose to pursue a career in politics. Lake declared her retirement from journalism in 2019.

    In 2022, she entered the governor’s race for Arizona as a Republican contender. Her campaign was conservative in orientation, placing a strong emphasis on border security, gun rights, and hostility to critical race theory.

    Jeff Halperin’s Net Worth

    As a company owner and a videographer himself, Jeff does have a lucrative earning. As of 2024, Halperin’s estimated net worth is around $1 million. On the other, his wife Kari Lake’s worth is about $4 million.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Jeff Halperin
    Birth Place United States
    Birthday September 1972
    Age 51 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed
    College Creighton University
    Profession Business Owner and Videographer, Photojournalist (former)
    Net Worth $1 million
    Eye Color Brown
    Hair Color Dark Brown
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Kari Lake Halperin
    Children Ruby and Leo Halperin