John King CNN, Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Wife, Height, Salary, Net Worth

John King Biography

John King is known as an American news anchor. In addition, he is CNN’s chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., and also the weekday anchor of its roundtable political discussion program Inside Politics. Likewise, he formerly anchored State of the Union and John King, USA.

How Old is John King? – Age

Born on 30 August 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, he is currently 60 years old, with his birthday falling on 30 August.

How Tall is John King? – Height

The CNN news anchor stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches.

John King’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

King was born and raised in Boston. In addition, he is of Irish descent with ancestors from Dún Locháin, Co. Galway, but information about his parents and siblings remains undisclosed.


He went to Boston Latin School, and received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.

Is John King Married? – Wife

John and Jean Makie, his first wife, are blessed with two children, known as Noah and Hannah. After divorcing Jean Mikie, he married his second wife, known as fellow CNN anchor Dana Bash. Prior to marrying Bash, King (before a Roman Catholic) converted to Judaism, Bash’s religion. Likewise, Bash and King have a son, Jonah, who was born in June 2011. In March 2012, the couple separated.

CNN's chief national Correspondent John King photo
CNN’s chief national Correspondent John King photo

John King’s CNN Career

In 1985, he joined the Associated Press where he started as a writer. Additionally, in 1991, King became named chief political correspondent and headed the AP’s political coverage of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. Likewise in 1991, King won the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors Association for his coverage of the Gulf War in Kuwait.

King joined CNN in 1997, where he worked as the senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. Later in 2005, he was named CNN’s chief national correspondent, and a position he still holds. Since 2014 to 2021, he as well anchored the Sunday morning (and more frequently through presidential-election years) news program Inside Politics, which characterise a rotating roundtable of members of the media who as well share their insights of current political topics with King.

Just before the 2009 US presidential inauguration, King started hosting a new talk show State of the Union, which replaced CNN’s Late Edition along with Wolf Blitzer. Adding with Lou Dobbs’ sudden resignation from the network on November 12, 2009, CNN as well announced that he would take over Dobbs’ timeslot in early 2010.

King earned widespread praise for his coverage of the 2020 United States presidential election. Since 2016 to 2023, he besides hosted the weekday edition of the CNN morning show Inside Politics.


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John King Salary and Net Worth

King’s annual salary at CNN is $236,131. His net worth is estimated to be around $7 million, best known for his election night coverage on CNN.

John King’s Instagram

You can follow him on Instagram @johnkingcnn

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