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John King: What Is CNN Veteran's Education, Net Worth & Salary?

Date: 13 Mar, 2019

John King: What Is CNN Veteran's Education, Net Worth & Salary?

Quick Summary

Date of BirthAugust 30 ,1963
Age56 Years 0 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceDorchester, Massachusetts, USA
ProfessionJournalist
Career 1991- Present
Relationship StatusSingle
Ex-WifeDana Bash (m. 2008–2012), Jean Makie
Divorce/SplitYes (Twice)
GayNo
Net Worth$2 million
Ethnicity/RaceIrish
ReligionJudaism
FatherHenry II
MotherEleanor
High SchoolBoston Latin School
CollegeUniversity of Rhode Island
Height/ How Tall?6' 3" (1.91 m)
HairShort
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Son/sNoah King, Jonah King
Daughter/sHannah King

American News Anchor John King’s life revolves around CNN, the place where his career skyrocketed, a place that has seen him rewarded financially as well as the place where he found love once again.

The Massachusetts native is an established American Journalist who is best known as the chief national correspondent for CNN. He is the current anchor for Inside Politics, a 30-minute Sunday morning program featuring a panel of the top-tier political correspondents.

Inside Politics: John King anchors for Inside Politics (Published on 25 October 2018)

He also anchors weekday morning segments of Inside Politics on CNN’s News Day. Over the course of his career, he has covered seven presidential elections and reported from more than 70 countries and all 50 states of the USA.

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He is the recipient of Associated Press Managing Editors' Association’s Top Reporting Award in 1991 for his coverage of Gulf War in Kuwait.

John King’s Short Bio: Age, Education & Career

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1963 John King celebrates his birthday on  August 30. He belongs to a Jewish and Irish descent.

The Boston native graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from URI and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

He started his professional life as a writer for the Associated Press in 1985 then got promoted as the chief political correspondent. He covered the presidential elections in 1992 and 1996.

He was among the first correspondents to report in 1991 from a liberated Kuwait and also received recognition for it.

After polishing a strong career background, he joined CNN in 1997 and was appointed as the Chief National Correspondent in 2005. Until 2005 he served as CNN’s senior White House Correspondent and contributed in covering stories of Iraq War and 9/11.

Over his time in CNN, as a reporter, he has worked with POTUS including conducting an exclusive interview with Bill Clinton in 1998 and accompanying Bush in short trip to Baghdad in 2006.

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CNN is definitely King’s career kingdom!

John King Found Love Once Again In CNN---New Family  

John King’s peak moments in life surely revolves around CNN as it’s not just the place where he found a stable career, but also found love once again in his life with Dana Bash.  

King met his future wife Bash in 2007--is a senior congressional correspondent at CNN. And just about a year later, the couple turned their professional relationship to an intimate one after getting married. 

The lovers tied the knot of love at Cape Cod in 2008, with the marriage being the second for both the spouses.

King was previously married to wife, Jean and the couple had a son and daughter from their union. Meanwhile, Bash had been married with no children to Jeremy Bash, the Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

CNN Power Couple: John King smiles for a picture with his wife Dana Bash (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

And King became a father for the third time in 2011 after welcoming baby boy Jonah Frank King in 2011. It was a moment of joy for the couple as well as for their coworkers and was a cause of celebration in the whole of the CNN.

The network’s Political Ticker blog announced the news, calling the family’s first child together “a next-generation political reporter.”

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Everything seemed to be going well in their life but nothing is ever as it seems. After less than four years of marriage, the CNN husband-wife duo decided to call it quits in 2012.

No clear reason was specified for the divorce although the couple revealed about the decision being a tough one for both of them. After the divorce, Dana has found love again and is currently dating actor Spencer Garrett Heckenkamp since 2013. Meanwhile, John King's love life after two failed marriages is still unknown and he is believed to be single at the moment.

Though love may not be a constant in his life, CNN sure is!

What Is John King’s Net Worth & Salary?

Having established himself as one of the biggest names in CNN, King undoubtedly has made a huge fortune for himself, thanks to his salary and other benefits. As a national correspondent, he is one of the highest paid journalists--in terms of salary.

An average correspondent makes anywhere between $80,000 to 180,000 per annum. And John having a distinguished career is sure to command a salary in the upper brackets, in the range of $150,000 to $180,000.

Another measure of his salary is the net worth he has amassed. He has a net worth of $2 million dollars, a figure that has been constantly on the rise owing to how he has been moving places in his career.