John King Biography
John King is a veteran American news anchor currently serving as CNN’s chief national correspondent, based in Wahington, D.C. In addition, King is an anchor of CNN‘s roundtable political discussion program, Inside Politics.
Previously, John was serving as the anchor of State of the Union and John King, USA, a program that aired on weeknights at 7 p.m. in the East Time zone on CNN before its cancellation.
King started his career as a writer at the Associated Press, an American non-profit news Agency in 1985. In 1991, he became chief political correspondent, heading the Agency’s political coverage of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.
At the same time, he won the top reporting prize from the AP Managing Editors’ Association for his coverage of the Gulf War in Kuwait. In 1997, John joined CNN where he served as the senior White House correspondent from 1999 through 2005. In 2005, King became CNN’s chief national correspondent, a position he holds to date.
Adding to his roles, John anchors the Sunday morning news program, Inside Politics. The program features a rotating roundtable of members of the media who share their insights on current political topics with John. Moreover, King features on the nightly news programs; The Situation Room and Anderson Cooper 360°, sometimes filling as its anchor.
John is also known to use the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall, first used during the primaries of the 2008 presidential campaign. This platform allows him to display and manipulate various graphics and maps relating to poll and election results. He further featured along with the “Magic Wall” in a Daily Show segment as well as CNN coverage of the US Presidential Election in 2016 and 2020.
Recently, he received massive recognition for his 2020 United States presidential election coverage.
John King Age
How old is John King? John is 62 years old as of August 2023. He was born on August 31, 1961, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States of America. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
John King Wife
King married his first wife Jean Makie and together were blessed with two children; Noah and Hannah. He then married his second wife, fellow CNN anchor, Dana Bash on May 25, 2008. The couple was blessed with a son named Jonah King. However, John and Bash separated in March 2012.
John King Education
John attended the Boston Latin School. Later on, he joined the University of Rhode Island for a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
John King’s Net Worth
King has an estimated net worth of $7 million. This is from his successful career as CNN’s Chief National Correspondent.
John King Salary
King receives an approximate annual salary of $2 million. This is according to his job as a Chief National Correspondent at CNN News.