John King Biography
John King is an award-winning American anchor/reporter/correspondent working for CNN News where he serves as a chief national correspondent. Prior to him joining the network in May 1997, he served for 12 years as an Associated Press correspondent.
John King Age
King is 69 years as of 2022. He was born on August 30, 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
John King Height
King stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches.
John King Family
King has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if King has any siblings.
John King Wife
King was married to his first wife Jean Makie and together were blessed with two children, named Hannah and Noah. Unfortunately, the duo got divorced. Later on May 25, 2008, King got married to his second wife Dana Bash who was his fellow CNN anchor. Prior to his marriage to Bash, he had converted his religion from Roman Catholicism to Judaism(Bash’s religion). The two were blessed with a son Jonah, who was born in June 2011. Unfortunately, the duo later separated in March 2012.
John King’s Net Worth
King has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a chief national correspondent.
John King Salary
King earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
John King Education
King went to Boston Latin School where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and graduated with a degree from the University of Rhode Island. He was also awarded by URI, American University an honorary doctorate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
John King Career
King is an award-winning American journalist working for CNN News serving as an anchor and chief national correspondent of an hour-long program Inside Politics, featuring a panel of top-tier political correspondents that airs on weekdays at noon. For more than 70 countries, he has reported from all 50 states and also has covered the past nine presidential elections.
King also played a pivotal role in the network’s daily headlines and reports coverage. For the network, he also participated in several major events including the 2020 Election Night in America coverage. Past campaign experience includes moderating three presidential primary debates in 2012. This past election was the fourth cycle in which King’s reporting included the use of CNN’s “Magic Wall,” which was first introduced in 2008. He also was pivotal to the network’s election night coverage which won an Emmy award in 2012 for the network.
Having joined the network in May 1997, he was made in April 2005 a chief national correspondent. Serving as the network’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. There he has featured several reports for the network including the September 11th terrorist attacks and the Iraq war. Prior to joining the network, King served for 12 years as an Associated Press correspondent. There he covered several major international events, including the Persian Gulf War, and also covered the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections as a lead political correspondent.
John King Leaving CNN
Despite all rumors, King is not leaving CNN instead he ceased hosting the network’s Inside Politics on Sundays and was replaced by Abby Phillip who took over the Sunday morning program which currently is referred to as “Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip.” However, he still anchors the network’s weekday programs.
John King CNN News
King is working at CNN News where he works alongside other famous CNN News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Max Foster
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- Poppy Harlow
- Laila Harrak
- Susan Hendricks
- Erica Hill
- Michael Holmes
- Pedram Javaheri
- Van Jones
- Brianna Keilar
- Lynda Kinkade
- Melissa Knowles
- Alison Kosik
- Don Lemon
John King Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 66.8K followers on Instagram, over 87K followers on Facebook, and over 569.6K followers on his Twitter accounts.