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- What does John do for a living?
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- What are John’s interests and hobbies?
- Is John married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does John have any children?
- Where is John now?
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- How much money does John earn?
- What is John’s net worth?
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Who is John King?
John King is an American news anchor. He is CNN’s chief national correspondent based in Washington and anchor of the roundtable political discussion program Inside Politics.
He is the former anchor of State of the Union and also John King, USA, IT appeared weeknights at 7 pm/ET on CNN before being canceled. King was among the first correspondents to report in 1991 from a liberated Kuwait. He received the top-reporting prize for his coverage of the 1991 Gulf War from the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Association.
How Old is John King?
John is 58 years old as of 2021. He was born on August 30, 1963, in Boston Massachusetts, U.S. He was born of Irish and Jewish descent. King shares his birthday with other famous people such as Aaron Barrett, Adam Wainwright, Andy Roddick, Cameron Diaz, David Paymer, Jean-Claude Killy, John Kani, Warren Buffett, among others.
John King Education
King attended the University of Rhode Island and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from URI and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
John King Family
Who are John King’s Parents?
King’s parents died when he was very young.
Does John King Have Siblings?
King has six siblings. He has four brothers and two sisters. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
John King Wife
King married his first wife Jean Makie but later divorced. He later married his second wife a fellow CNN anchor Dana Bash on May 25, 2008. Before he married Dana, he was previously a Roman Catholic but converted to Judaism, Dana’s religion. The couple later separated in March 2012.
King John Children
John has two children with his first wife, Noah, and Hannah. He had a son with Bash, Jonah born in June 2011.
John King Career
King joined the Associated Press in 1985 where he began as a writer. In 1991, he was named chief political correspondent and headed the AP’s political coverage of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. In 1991, he won the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Association for his coverage of the Gulf War in Kuwait.
John King CNN
In his role as a chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., John is instrumental in CNN’s daily reporting and breaking news coverage. As part of CNN’s America’s Choice 2012 election coverage, John reported from the trail and moderated three presidential primary debates.
His analysis and use of the “Magic Wall” to visually bring the results and their impact to viewers was an integral part of the network’s Emmy award-winning 2012 election night coverage. John previously anchored John King, USA and he launched State of the Union with John King, the network’s Sunday political news program in January 2009. He visited 50 states in 52 weeks to chronicle the first year of the Obama presidency.
He moderated gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and Florida during the 2010 election cycle. John was a member of CNN’s 2008 Peabody Award-winning political team when he broke the news that Barack Obama had chosen Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate. He pioneered the use of CNN’s “Magic Wall” during the 2008 election and contributed to CNN’s Emmy-winning 2006 midterm coverage.
King joined CNN in May 1997 and then became a chief national correspondent in April 2005. He also served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. His duties included reporting on the Iraq war and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
John traveled with Vice President Dick Cheney to the Middle East in March 2002 as the Bush administration began to build support for confronting Saddam Hussein. King traveled with Secretary of State Colin Powell to Indonesia, Thailand, and other South Asian countries in December 2004, and then he remained in the region to cover the disaster and aftermath of the tsunami that took more than 175,000 lives in the region. He was among the CNN crew that covered the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita from the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005. In June 2006, he then accompanied President Bush on a secret trip to Baghdad.
During the Clinton administration, John conducted an exclusive joint interview in May 1998 with President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair in Birmingham, England. King also had the only one-on-one interview with President Clinton during his historic 2000 trip to Vietnam. He was also CNN’s lead reporter covering Vice President Al Gore in the closing weeks of the 2000 campaign and during the post-election recount controversy.
In addition to his domestic reporting, he covered a number of major international events which included the first Persian Gulf War, the U.S. military operation to restore the Aristide government to Haiti, and also the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the president of South Africa.
John King Inside Politics
King anchors the Sunday morning (and more frequently during presidential-election years) news program Inside Politics, it features a rotating roundtable of members of the media who share their insights of current political topics with King. He also frequently appears on the nightly news programs The Situation Room and Anderson Cooper 360° and sometimes he fills in as an anchor.
John King Net Worth
John has a net worth of $2 million.