Max Foster Biography
Max Foster is an American anchor/correspondent/reporter working for CNN News where he serves as an anchor. He joined the network in 2005.
Max Foster Age
Foster originally was born Max Roland Redington Foster is 50 years old as of 2022. He was born on 30 October 1972 in Wiltshire, England.
Max Foster Height
Foster stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Max Foster Family
Foster 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 Foster has any siblings.
Max Foster Wife
Foster is married to his beautiful with his wife Hannah and is blessed with three young children. He is half Swedish and resides in Hampshire near Newbury, Berkshire with his lovely family.
Max Foster’s Net Worth
Foster has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.
Max Foster Salary
Foster earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Max Foster Education
Foster went to Cardiff University where he later graduated in Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science degree prior to completing his postgraduate diploma from Highbury College, Portsmouth in broadcast journalism.
Max Foster Career
- Early Career
Foster began his career on his own weekly entertainment program at Swindon Hospital Radio when he was sixteen years old. He later freelanced for ‘Rave’ on BBC Radio Wales as a reporter and BBC Radio Five by Rob Brydon who served as the host at Cardiff University. At graduate journalism school, he tenured placement at BBC Wiltshire Sound in Swindon where he served for two years. Later in 1997, Foster shifted to the BBC World Service serving as a business presenter-reporter tenuring on its flagship Newshour program.
Foster became notable after the Asian Financial Crisis coverage. Later at the age of 24, he began working at World Business Report (BBC World Service) where he served as host. He later went for attachments in the year 2000, at the network’s Business Programmes and stayed on.
Foster also covered for BBC World, Business Breakfast, and Working Lunch prior to moving on to a full-time position on BBC Breakfast. He featured an exclusive interview on internet banking security which forced Abbey National (now Santander) to temporarily close down its online service, Cahoot. Additionally, he also presented the business news and Breakfast Briefing alongside Moira Stuart.
- Tenure at CNN
Foster began tenuring CNN International a London-based bureau in 2005 serving as a Business Anchor and Correspondent. He was later appointed as the network’s permanent co-anchor on CNN Today alongside Monita Rajpal after his special coverage of the failing health of Pope John Paul II. There he led special coverages of spotting events including the 2007 London car bombs and the 2006 Lebanon War outbreak.
Foster also covered the New Orleans levees breach that was caused by Hurricane Katrina. He also anchored a live six-hour simulcast on CNN and CNN International during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Reporting both on Adam Neate and Banksy, Foster followed the early development of the street art movement. His candid, early, interview with bestselling author Stephenie Meyer has been widely quoted in books and magazines.
Later in April 2009, Foster interviewed United Kingdom’s Prime Ministers for European primetime and other Prime Ministers including those of Sweden, Haiti, and Iraq; the presidents of Georgia, the Maldives, and the European Commission; business leaders including Alan Mulally, Bill Gates, Bob Dudley, Jack Dorsey, and Steve Jobs; and celebrities like Keith Richards, Dolly Parton, Michael Cain, Diddy, Amitabh Bachchan, George Lucas, and Carrie Underwood.
Foster also featured Edit Room for CNN which is a monthly show that aired in June 2010 for a year. The show featured notable guests which included P. J. O’Rourke, Emma Thompson, and the photojournalist Tim Hetherington prior to his murder in Libya. In February 2013, Foster also featured actress Thandiwe Newton who revealed the abuse she had surpassed as a teenager during the casting couch a story that other media picked up. Foster conducted another notable interview a day before Margaret Thatcher’s funeral with the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. David Ison spoke out of hurt and anger left by the former Prime Minister which was picked up on the front page of The Times and in other news outlets.
Foster was accorded an additional title in 2011 after the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton of being a Royal Correspondent. He traveled extensively with the couple and Prince Harry securing various landmark royal interviews. In 2013 he interviewed Prince William shortly after the birth of his son, Prince George of Cambridge which aired worldwide.
Later in 2015, he interviewed The Prince of Wales to mark ten years of marriage to The Duchess of Cornwall securing the first TV interview ever with The Duchess in 2017 to mark her 70th birthday. Marking Queen Margrethe II’s 40th jubilee, Foster also in 2012 he interviewed which she described as “remarkable” by The Times – 14 Jan 2012.
Additionally, he also has covered other royal exclusives that have been featured by The Daily Telegraph. Foster has been featured in several newspapers that include The Australian, The Jakarta Post, and The Washington Post. He has frequently been used as a royal commentator by the likes of Entertainment Tonight, ABC Radio National, Seven Network, BBC One (Diamond Jubilee special, 5 June 2012), and BBC Radio Five Live (Breakfast, 19th Sept 2012).
Later in May 2014, he rose up the ranks to an Anchor/London Correspondent, heading up all UK affairs while still retaining the royal brief. In August 2014, a British security source leaked intelligence to him during the Ukraine crisis about Russian military movements. A combative interview in January 2015 with Bobby Jindal about the existence of ‘so-called no-go zones’ in London was widely picked up by US media. He also challenged Republican Donald Trump during the US presidential campaign on his foreign policy.
Regularly anchoring live from the scene on major headlines and events including the 2015 and 2017 general elections in the United Kingdom, the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, the Scottish independence referendum, and the Grenfell Tower fire. He has also anchored live on the terror attacks across Europe including the 2016 Brussels bombings, November 2015 Paris attacks, the 2016 truck attacks in Berlin and Nice, the 2017 London Bridge attack, and the 2017 truck attack in Stockholm.
Foster has hosted ‘CNN Talk with Max Foster’ since May 2017 which is a simulcast on CNN International and Facebook. He also served as a commentator for LBC on US affairs and also trains anchors for CNN affiliates. Foster regularly hosts and moderates public events for the likes of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
Max Foster CNN News
Foster is working at CNN News where he works alongside other famous CNN News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- Poppy Harlow
- Laila Harrak
- Susan Hendricks
- Erica Hill
- Michael Holmes
- Pedram Javaheri
- Van Jones
- Brianna Keilar
- Lynda Kinkade
- John King
- Melissa Knowles
- Alison Kosik
- Don Lemon
- Christina Macfarlane
Max Foster 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 20K followers on Instagram, over 268K followers on Facebook, and over 42.5K followers on his Twitter accounts.