John Defterios Biography
John K. Defterios is an American media personality working for CNN as a Business Emerging Markets Editor on CNN International. He previously worked for Reuters Television serving as European correspondent and special series producer for Nightly Business Report, a joint venture with PBS.
John Defterios Age
He was born on 7 April 1961 in California, United States.
John Defterios Height
His height is unknown.
John Defterios Education
Defterios graduated from the University of Southern California in 1984 with degrees in journalism and political science.
John Defterios Parents
John is the son of Gerrasimo Kosta and Leonora Defterios. His father owned the KD Nursery in Ventura, California and died in December 3, 2019 from complications linked to degenerative heart disease while his mother was a vegetarian chef and caterer.
John Defterios Siblings
He was brought up alongside his siblings, Paula Defterios Edmonds, Evan Defterios , Dina Defterios , the late Frank Defterios who died in 1989 and the late Jerry who died in 2004 .
John Defterios Wife
John is married to Manuela Mirkos, a former employee of The New York Times. The duo exchanged their marriage vows in a Greek Orthodox ceremony on the island of Sifnos in 2002. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Nikolaos Mavroyiannis.
John Defterios Children
John and his wife has two daughters , Lara and Alexandra.
John Defterios CNN
John joined CNN in 1992, serving as a correspondent for Lou Dobbs Moneyline in New York City. He hosted World Business Today from 1994 to 1996 in London and also served as anchor of Ahead of the Curve and Business Unusual and was principal anchor for CNN in New York. Since October 2007, Defterios has been hosting Marketplace Middle East on CNN International. In November 2011, he began presenting Global Exchange, focusing on emerging markets, from Abu Dhabi and is also the CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor.
His reporting focuses on the top business stories from emerging economies, with a specialty in trade, geo-politics and energy. He has built a long-standing reputation for securing exclusive interviews with high-level figures during breaking news situations including: HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rachid, PM of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Ali Al Naimi & Khalid Al Falih, Energy Ministers of Saudi Arabia, HH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto as well many of the leading CEOs in the Fortune 100.
He is a World Economic Forum media leader and member of the Global Agenda Council on the Arab World and serves on the board of the Stern Stewart Institute in Germany, a non-for-profit group promoting leadership and entrepreneurship. He chairs more than a dozen high level events annually including the World Economic Forum, the OPEC Seminar, the IMF Roundtable, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Atlantic Council Energy Forum, U.A.E. World Government Summit, U.S.-Saudi Arabia Investment Summit, Islamic Development Bank Annual Meeting and Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative.
Prior to CNN, Defterios worked for Reuters Television as European Correspondent, U.S. West Coast Correspondent and special series producer in a joint-venture with The Nightly Business Report on PBS-TV.
John Defterios Salary
His salary is unknown.
John Defterios Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.9million.