John Avlon Bio, Age, Family, Wife, CNN, Height, Books, Net Worth, Salary

John Avlon

John Avlon Biography

John Avlon is an American journalist, political commentator, editor-in-chief, and a fill-in anchor currently appearing on New Day every morning. He also works as a Senior Political Analyst and anchor at CNN.

Previously, Avlon worked as the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast as well as a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun. He also worked as the Chief speechwriter of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

John began his career as a speechwriter for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He prepared the State of the City Mayor’s Speech, address it to the United Nations General Assembly on Counter-Terrorism, and testimony to the Congress on Homeland Security. After the launch of The Daily Beast in 2018, John joined the organization as a columnist. He worked his way up to become a political editor, and executive editor, and finally became the managing director.

He first appeared on television in 2005 on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss his book, Independent Country. In June 2018, He switched to work as a CNN full-time Senior Political Analyst on New Day, making regular appearances on television. Moreover, from there, Avlon became a notable personality being interviewed in many documentaries, including HBO’s Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Musicians, Gerrymandering in 2010, and the upcoming Washington History Channel miniseries.


As an author, John has published numerous papers and essays. For instance, he has co-edited the Deadline Artists anthology: The Greatest Newspaper Columns of America. In April 2018, it was revealed that Avlon was working on a book based on the last five weeks of Abraham Lincoln, which was set to be released in the fall of 2020.

To his appraisal, Avalon was cited as The Daily Beast’s Editor in Chief for promoting original and breaking news for the website.

Furthermore, John is a member of Reshape New York, a party that advocates for reform to prevent racial gerrymandering through redistricting. Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed him to the New York City Voter Assistance Advisory Committee in 2011. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded him for his online piece in The Daily Beast the same year. Fortunately, he was designated ‘One of the Most Influential in News Media’ in 2017.

Avlon studied at Milton Academy which is a coeducational, independent preparatory school in Milton, Massachusetts in the US. In addition, he is a childhood friend and schoolmate of Matthew Pottinger. Later, he joined Yale University where he studied and received his bachelor’s degree. Moreover, Avlon received his MBA from Columbia University.

John Avlon Age

How old is John Avlon? Avlon is 50 years old as of 2023. He was born John Phillips Avlon on January 19, 1973, in the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 19th of January every year.

John Avlon’s Height

Avlon stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68meters).

John Avlon Family

Avlon is a son to Dianne Alexander (Phillips), mother, and John Jeffrey Avlon, father. His father John Jeffrey is a lawyer and real estate executive with companies in Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City. In addition, he is of Greek descent and his grandparents were immigrants.

John Avlon Wife

Avlon is married to his wife Margaret Hoover since 2009. His wife Margaret Hoover is a host of PBS Firing Line and a political commentator. Additionally, Margaret is the great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover. The couple has a son and a daughter. Their son is called Jack who was born in 2013, and the daughter is called Toula Lou who was born in 2015.

John Avlon CNN

Avlon began working on CNN’S show titled The Daily Beast as the editor-in-chief and managing director Here he was able to polish his journalism skills. Additionally, Avlon also works as the correspondent/anchor and the senior political analyst on CNN. He is also famous for working as the host of the CNN show titled Wingnut of the Week. Moreover, he created and hosted the Wingnut of the Week.

John Avlon Books

  • Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations.
  • Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns.
  • Deadline Artists—Scandals, Tragedies & Triumphs: More of America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns.
  • Independent Nation: How Centrism Can Change American Politics.
  • Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama.
  • [Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns] [By: Avlon, John P.]
  • Deadline Artists—Scandals, Tragedies & Triumphs: More of America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns
  • Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

John Avlon Net Worth

Avalon has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. His income is mainly from his career as a journalist, political commentator, author, and columnist.

John Avlon Salary

Alvon receives an estimated annual salary of between $100,000 – $1 million.

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