- Jon Du Pre is reportedly dating Melinda Gates after the two were seen together back in April.
- Jon was a reporter for years and also the author of one memoir.
- Jon is a father of three.
Melinda Gates, 58, is reportedly dating Jon Du Pre! Sources close to the billionaire philanthropist revealed that she’s reportedly been seeing Jon for a few months, according to TMZ. While they haven’t gone official, the pair have been seen out and about together. The reported couple was actually seen together at an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, although it wasn’t clear that they were at the game together.
While much of their reported relationship is under wraps, a source also revealed that the two spent time with family members at Newport Beach’s Pelican Hill hotel. The news of Melinda’s reported new boyfriend comes a year after she and her ex-husband Bill Gates, 67, announced that they’d be divorcing after 27 years together. Find out more about Jon here!
1. Jon was a reporter for over 20 years
While he hasn’t been a reporter for a few years now, Jon has a strong background in journalism. One of his first anchor-ing jobs was back in 1995, when he worked for KPNX in Arizona. His career took him to a number of local stations in a variety of states, including Utah, California, and more. One of his most well-known jobs though was working as a correspondent for Fox News from 1998 to 2002, per his LinkedIn. Even though his last anchor job was with ABC 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2015, Jon has clearly kept news in his sights, as he also is the president and CEO of his own company Du Pre Media, LLC.
2. He wrote a memoir in 2000
While much of his work has been as a TV anchor and in broadcasting, Jon also notably wrote a book, The Prodigal Father: A True Story of Tragedy, Survival, And Reconciliation In An American Family. The memoir follows Jon and his “search for his once successful father among the nation’s homeless and describes the process by which he came to forgive the man who abandoned his family twenty years earlier,” per the book’s description. The book was a bestseller on Amazon for about two months and was even optioned for a movie from Disney, according to his ABC 4 bio.
3. He has 3 kids
While much about Jon’s personal life is kept private, he is a father of three grown-up children. He has a daughter Jessie as well as two sons Kasey and Jonny. He occasionally shares photos of his kids and grandchildren on his Instagram.
4. He studied at Brigham Young University
Before starting his career as a journalist, Jon was a student at Utah’s famed Brigham Young University, where he studied both broadcast journalism and Italian language and literature. He clearly enjoyed his time in Utah, as when he returned as an anchor for ABC 4, he told the outlet, “I’m delighted to be back home in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic, interesting, and beautiful places in America.”
5. He’s an avid golfer
While he’s a passionate journalist and storyteller, Jon also clearly loves to unwind with a round of golf! The former reporter occasionally posts photos of himself hitting the greens and writing about his games in the captions on his Instagram. That’s not his only form of exercise though. He also occasionally shares photos of himself going on picturesque hikes and going for runs.Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.