Zain Asher Biography
Zain Asher is a British Nigerian news anchor at CNN International based in New York currently working as an anchor of the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom. She can also be seen regularly filling in on the network’s premier business programs, Quest Means Business, The Express, and First Move with Julia Chatterley.
Additionally, she also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN’s weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets, and often interviews CEOs and also world leaders for the program. Zain has also anchored CNN’s special coverage #MyFreedomDay, a global call action that raised awareness of modern-day slavery all over the world and also the deaths of Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, and George Michael the singer.
Despite anchoring major breaking news stories for CNN, she has also reported from the field on high-profile stories such as the 2014 kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants and also the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.
Asher previously worked as a CNN Business Correspondent covering the New York Stock Exchange stock market, U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy as well as high-profile IPOs. Zain joined CNN in 2013 from Money magazine whereby she covered careers and investing. She was also a general assignment reporter for News 12 in the greater New York area.
Additionally, she anchors CNN Newsroom on CNN International.
Previously, Zain co-anchored CNN Newsroom on CNN America. Furthermore, she has worked as a business correspondent in New York City. Asher also had a monthly column in Money Magazine.
Before Zain joined CNN, she was a full-time reporter for Money where he wrote personal finance articles. At News 12Brooklyn, she was a TV reporter reporting from Brooklyn, in New York City.
Asher graduated from Keble College at Oxford University with a degree in Spanish and French in 2005. She later joined Columbia University and graduated with a degree in Journalism in 2006.
Zain Asher Age
How old is Zain Asher? Asher is 38 years old as of August 2021. Zain was born on August 27, 1983, in Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, England. In addition, she usually celebrates her birthday on 27th August every year and her horoscope sign is Virgo.
Zain Asher Family
Asher is the daughter of Obiajulu Ejiofor and the late Doctor Arinze Ejiofor. Her parents are Nigerians and originated from Ezeagu LGA, Enugu state, in Nigeria. Asher has an elder brother Chiwetel Ejiofor a well-known actor.
Zain Asher Husband
Asher is a married lady to Steve Peoples, a chief political writer for the associated press. The couple got engaged in April 2016 and married on 30th September 2017 in New York.
Zain Asher’s Height
Zain stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 3 inches relative to 1.6m. She weighs around 60kgs.
Zain Asher Net Worth
Asher has an estimated net worth of around $1million to $5million as of 2021. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.
Zain Asher Salary
Asher receives an annual salary of around $60,000 – $115,500 from her successful career.