Who is Eric Ferguson's ex-wife Jen? The Mix Radio host divorced in 2020

Yasmine Leung October 6, 2021
Who is Eric Ferguson’s ex-wife Jen? The Mix Radio host divorced in 2020

Eric Ferguson has been in the headlines this week, leading to interest in his family life and relationship with former wife, Jennifer.

Not a good week for Eric Ferguson

Listeners to WTMX 101.9-FM will have noticed Eric Ferguson’s absence from his daily morning show this week.

Following allegations of misconduct brought against him by former co-workers, Ferguson has been suspended by station owner Hubbard Radio “through October”, according to US media blogger Roger Feder.

Three women have accused Chicago’s highest-paid morning host of inappropriate behaviour, which has made listeners curious about Ferguson’s personal life and relationship with former wife Jennifer.

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Everything we know about Eric Ferguson

Born David Eric Ferguson on 27 January 1967, the radio show host is 54 years old.

Before beginning his radio career, he attended Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Illinois, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1989.

His first step into radio took place in Chicago as an intern for WYTZ-FM and he worked his way up to hosting shows in Denver, central Florida and Rockford, Illinois.

Ferguson secured his WTMX gig in 1996 when he scored The Eric & Kathy Show with Kathy Hart. The broadcast put them on the map. They signed a multi-year ad campaign and in 2001 Ferguson signed a five-year contract renewal worth $5 million.

His biggest achievement came in 2016 when he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame alongside Hart for The Eric & Kathy Show.

A year later, Hubbard Radio fired Hart, leaving Ferguson to carry the newly rebranded Eric In The Morning show.

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Meet Eric Ferguson’s wife and family

Ferguson married Jennifer in 2000 but the two have been divorced since 2020. They sold their six-bedroom, 8,270 square foot property in Hinsdale in May 2020 for $2.899 million.

The couple have four children, three daughters and a son.

Their eldest children are twins Avery and Ethan, born in 200. Avery attended The Chicago Academy For The Arts, while Ethan was a student at Benet Academy, where he was on the varsity soccer team. He currently studies at The Moody College Of Communication at The University of Texas.

Middle child Peyton was born in 2003 and graduated from Benet in June 2021, where she was a cheerleader and participated in theatre. Ferguson also has a stepdaughter, Meghan, from Jennifer’s past relationship.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.