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

John King is an American news anchor currently working as CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics.

John King Biography

John King is an American news anchor currently working as CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics. Previously he was the anchor of State of the Union, as well as John King, USA, which appeared on weeknights at 7 pm/ET on CNN before being canceled.

John King Education

King attended Boston Latin School and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island. He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from URI, American University, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

John King CNN

King is an award-winning journalist who has covered the past eight presidential elections and has reported from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. He is pivotal to the network’s daily reporting and breaking news coverage and takes part in major events such as CNN’s 2016 Election Night in America coverage. His past campaign experience includes moderating three presidential primary debates in 2012.

King joined CNN in May 1997 and in April 2005, he became a chief national correspondent. Previously, King served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005, where his duties included reporting on the Iraq war and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Prior to joining CNN, he was an Associated Press correspondent for 12 years. King’s AP duties included several major international events, including serving as the lead political correspondent for the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections, and the Persian Gulf War.

John King Age

King is 58 years old as of 2021. He was born on August 30, 1963, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 30th of August every year.

John King Height

King stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

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John King Family

King has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if King has any siblings.

John King Wife

King was first married to Jean Makie and the two have two children, named Noah and Hannah. Details about when the two tied the knot are not available.

John King Dana Bash

On May 25, 2008, King married fellow CNN anchor Dana Bash. King who was a Roman Catholic converted to Judaism, Bash’s religion before marrying her. They had a son, Jonah Frank King, in June 2011. The couple separated in March 2012. Dana is an anchorwoman and chief political correspondent for CNN.

John King Salary

King earns an annual salary of $2 Million working as an Anchor and Chief National Correspondent for CNN.

John King Net Worth

King has an estimated net worth of $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a news anchor.

John King Illness

In October 2021, he disclosed on his program “Inside Politics” that he has multiple sclerosis and is immunocompromised. He disclosed his condition during a discussion on how General Colin Powell, who died of coronavirus complications, was more vulnerable to the virus as he also had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body’s immune response. He also stated that he was grateful that CNN has mandated employees be vaccinated thus he can’t contract the coronavirus and take it home to his 10-year-old son who can’t get a vaccine.


King works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Alex Marquardt
  5. Jean Casarez
  6. Dylan Byers
  7. Katrina Pierson
  8. Irin Carmon
  9. Natasha Curry
  10. Christi Paul
  11. Bob Van Dillen
  12. Reynolds Wolf
  13. Kirsten Powers
  14. Midwin Charles
  15. Anderson Cooper
  16. Jason Carroll
  17. Josh Campbell
  18. Ryan Browne
  19. Pamela Brown
  20. Gloria Borger

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about King.

Who is King? He is an American news anchor
Age58 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet 8 inches
SpouseJean Makie
Salary$2 Million
Net Worth$7 Million
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