Dana Bash

Dana Bash is known as an American journalist and news anchor. She is most famous for being the chief political correspondent for CNN.

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Dana Ruth Schwartz was born on June 15, 1971, in Montvale, New Jersey. Her father was a producer for ABC News and a senior broadcast producer for Good Morning America. Her mother is a Jewish studies educator who has authored many books like 'A Touch of the Sacred' and 'Jewish Moral Virtues. Dana has a brother who is a producer of video news and video public relations under DMS Productions.

Dana attended Pascack Hills High School. Dana went on to study at George Washington University, where she graduated cum laude and earned her bachelor's degree in political communications. During her time at George Washington University, Dana was an intern at NBC, CBS, and CNN.

Marriage and Divorce

Dana married Jeremy Bash, the former CIA chief of staff, in 1998. The couple was married for nine years until they got divorced in 2007. After her divorce from Jeremy, Dana married a fellow CNN correspondent, John King. John was born a Roman Catholic but converted to Judaism before marrying Dana. The couple was married in 2008 at a ceremony in Cape Cod. Dana and John had a son, Jonah Frank King, in 2011. When their son was born, John sent an email to his colleagues stating that their son will be named after the two heroes of the couple's life, John's mom, Joan, and Dana's grandfather, Frank.

Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2012 and finalized their divorce that same year. King has a son and a daughter from a previous marriage that also ended in divorce. Rumors claiming that John was having an affair with another one of the correspondents at CNN came out after the couple announced their separation. The couple started living in separate houses even before their baby was one year old, but they could still effectively act out their parenting roles in their son's life. Dana said that they would continue to co-parent their son with maximum professionalism when questioned about the divorce. She also requested the media to respect their privacy during those difficult times.

She has many admirers in her career, and many of her fans follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Bash continues to try and balance time with her family and reporting the news. She said in an interview that she tries to FaceTime with her son before he goes to sleep; Bash mentioned that she FaceTimed with him from the floor of the Republican convention. She stood by the VIP box and held up her phone so that her son could look on as Donald Trump's kids stood. She said, "he was like, 'Wow, that's cool."

Bash's producer described her as the queen of multitasking, but she was humbling in saying that she often makes mistakes. During the elections, she said that this is very unusual for her to be away for more than two weeks, but she had to bring her son and his nanny for a couple of days to the convention when he was young. But now, he would rather be with his friends or at camp.

Quick Facts
Alma Mater: The George Washington University
Profession: Reporter and anchorwoman
Children: 1
Birth Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11"
Ethnicity: White
Ex. Husband: John King,Jeremy Bash
Marriage Date: 1998,2008
Divorced Date: 2007,2012
Net Worth: USD 2 Million
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Divorced
Date of Birth: 15-06-1971
Birth Place: Montvale, New Jersey, United States
Employer: CNN
Birth Date: 15 Jun, 1971
Age: 48 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Television presenter
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Montvale
Education: George Washington University
Gender: Female
Description: American journalist
Twitter Id: DanaBashCNN
Spouse: Jeremy Bash[1998-2007]
John King[2008-2012]
Net Worth 2020: 6 million
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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