John King Biography
John King is an American media personality serving as a CNN Chief National Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., he also anchors CNN roundtable political discussion program Inside Politics. He previously anchored State of the Union as well as John King, USA, which appeared weeknights at 7pm/ET on CNN before being canceled.
John King Age
He was born on August 30, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
John King Ethnicity
John belongs to irish descent.
John King Religion
King converted to Judaism but was previously a Roman Catholic.
John King Education
He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. He also has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from URI, American University and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
John King Parents
His parents died while he was young and has six siblings; four boys and two girls.
John King Wife – John King Dana Bash
King is not married but was previously married to Dana Bash (2008-2012). Dana is an American media personality serving as CNN’s chief political correspondent based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both campaigns and Congress. She regularly serves as a moderator for CNN’s political town hall specials. John was previously married to Jean Makie.
John King Children
John is a father of three children, Noah, Hannah and Jonah. Noah and Hannah are from his first marriage to Jean Makie while Jonah is from his second marriage to Dana Bash.
John King CNN
John serves as a CNN chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, an hour-long program featuring a panel of top-tier political correspondents. The program airs weekdays at noon and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. He joined CNN in May 1997 and became chief national correspondent in April 2005.
From 1999 to 2005 he served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent, while in the position he reported on the Iraq war and the September 11th terrorist attacks. During his tenure on CNN, he has covered the past eight presidential elections and has reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
King also uses the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall, nicknamed the “Magic Wall” or “Magic Map.” First used during the primaries of the 2008 presidential campaign, it allows him to display and manipulate various graphics and maps relating to poll and election results. He and the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall have both been featured in a Daily Show segment.
In 2009 he began hosting a talk show State of the Union but he was replaced by CNN’s senior political reporter, Candy Crowley as the anchor of the show. In March 2010 he began hosting a weeknight show called John King, USA. until it was canceled in early 2012, with the final episode airing on June 29, 2012.
He began his career in journalism as a writer for the Associated Press in 1985. He was later named as a chief political correspondent in 1991 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 Salary
His actual annual salary is unknown.
John King Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.