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Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield was born on 1967 in Manitoba, Canada. Ashleigh is known as a news anchor. She currently works at CNN which is based in New York. Ashleigh’s parents are Elizabeth and John. Her mother is from Holland and her father is Canadian. Ashleigh became a naturalized U.S. citizen on October 24, 2008.

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Early Life and Education

Ashleigh attended Balmoral Hall School which was a university preparatory school in Manitoba. She finished the prep school in 1985. She then went on to graduate from Queen’s University where she completed her Bachelor degree in Political Science and French. She decided to continue her education and later studied Advanced French at the University of British Columbia where she graduated in 1992.

A Distinct Journalist

Ashleigh is an Emmy Award winning news anchor, who has covered countless number of breaking news across the nation and internationally. Ashleigh and her distinct journalistic style is the perfect fit for any news station. Before joining CNN, she was a correspondent at ABC News contributing for shows like Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20.

Banfield is quite popular for her strong remarks that are both controversial and positive since she started her career in the national media. Off the screen, she is a laid out personality preferring to spend her leisure time heli skiing, and sleeping.

She is known for her famous rectangular eyeglasses, a trademark that has caught attention since she joined the national media scene as a news anchor.

Ashleigh had refractive lens exchange surgery while she was on vacation. It was the first time in two decades that she was been able to function without wearing her signature glasses. The surgery essentially replaces the natural lens of the human eyes with an artificial lens, making it possible to see without reading glasses.

Overcoming NBC

Ashleigh was once at the bottom of the totem pole in her industry. She didn’t have her own office, a phone, or a computer. For a ten month period, she had to go to work every day and ask where she could sit and if she could use somebody's desk if they didn't show up that day. After those ten months, she was finally given an office but it was actually a tape closet. She didn’t mind though because at least it was a progress for her. They cleared the tapes out of the closet for her and put a desk, TV, a computer and a phone in the small room.


Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 29-12-1967
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Canada
Height: 1.78 m
Husband: Howard Gould
Marital Status: Married
Alma Mater: University of British Columbia, Queen's University
Marriage Date: 2004
Nationality: American-Canadian
Profession: Journalist
Boyfriend: Not Yet
Ethnicity: Canadian
Net Worth: $3 Million Dollars
Children: Jay Fischer Gould, Ridley Banfield Gould
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Employer: CNN
Birth Date: 29 Dec, 1967
Age: 52 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: Canada
United States of America
Birth Place: Winnipeg
Education: University of British Columbia
Queen's University
Gender: Female
Description: Canadian-American journalist
Twitter Id: TVAshleigh
Spouse: Howard Gould
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Last Modified: Apr 21 2020
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