American journalist John King is the Washington DC based “Chief National Correspondent” of the world-famous news channel CNN. We will let you read all about his career and personal stories.
For the more personal side of him, look here!
He is very much celebrated at CNN. They send him to places where hot news originates, and he is very sharp with his reporting and anchoring.
At the age of 53, he is one of the most experienced on-screen personalities at CNN. Previously, he worked as an anchor for CNN, successfully anchoring TV shows such as State Of The Union With John King and John King USA.
Before joining CNN, he was already an established writer, award-winning reporter and celebrated political correspondent at the Associated Press.
He joined CNN as Senior White House Correspondent (1999-2005). King trademark show “John King, USA” (2010-2011), was canceled in the year 2012 because of low ratings.
Many people know him by the nickname “Magic-wall” for his Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall-induced reporting during the primaries of 2008 presidential election.
Through the help of the technology, he provided people with diverse perspectives on the election using graphic pictures and graphs.
If you don’t know, John was the first one to confirm Osama Bin Laden’s death to his channel’s viewers. While at Associated Press, he won an award for his real-time coverage of Gulf War in Kuwait.
John has not been involved in many controversies. But, there is a controversy that has contradicted his image in journalism. On April 17, 2013, he reported that police had identified a suspect of the devastating Boston Marathon Bombing even when his sources were not credible.
Taking his reporting as a source, other news agency like Fox went on to report that the bomber has been arrested. This was an incredibly irresponsible and uncharacteristic of him.
Surprisingly, in the year 2013, he criticized CNN for showing similar kind of news each time and for not reporting real news more often.
When we talk about his success, his net worth reflects it very clearly. Impressively, John has a net worth of around $3 million. Furthermore, he surely gets a high salary from CNN as he is the channel’s veteran.
Talking about his appearance, John is a tall man, judging by his pictures. His height is around 6ft. 3 inches.
John has been very popular for his relationships and his hot love affairs.
He was married to CNN anchor Dana Bash. They married in the year 2008 and got separated in the year 2012. Even before that, we have come to know about his affair and marriage with Jean Makie. But sadly the couple never had their photos made public.
However, the reason behind their divorce is not known. People speculate that they divorced because of their respective busy professional lives that led their romance to a dead end.
Currently, it is believed that CNN’s chief congressional correspondent Dana is the girlfriend of actor Spencer Garrett. They are thought to have been dating for the year 2013.
Altogether, this Dorchester native has three kids in total, two children from his first marriage and a son from his marriage with his second wife, Bash.
To address John King’s gay rumors, it is really nobody’s business whether he is a gay or not. He has never identified himself as a gay man.
Moreover, he was married once to a woman and it is very unlikely that he is gay. So, there’s no point in raising questions about his sexuality.
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His fans can connect with him via social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Other information on his professional life can be accessed via Wikipedia and IMDB’s biography on him.