Who is Dana Bash?
Dana Bash is quite a multi talented personality – she is not only a journalist but an anchorwoman as well, and is probably best known for being the CNN’s chief political correspondent. Apart from all these, Dana is also widely recognized for being the ex-spouse of the CNN’s national correspondent John King.
Dana Bash’s Early Life and EducationDana Ruth Schwartz was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on the 15th June 1971, in New York City, USA, one of four children in the Reform Jewish family of Frances Weinman Schwartz, who was a Jewish studies’ educator and an author, and Stu Schwartz, who served as the senior broadcast producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” show; she is of American nationality and white ethnicity. After matriculating from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey, where she also excelled at sports during her teen years, Dana enrolled at The George Washington University from which she graduated cum laude, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in political communications. During her studies, she served several internships at broadcast television networks, such as CNN, NBC and CBS.
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) January 19, 2017
Dana Bash’s Career
Right upon graduation, Dana began her professional career by joining CNN in 1993, serving as a producer for the network’s weekend programs, including political talk shows “Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields”, “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” and “Inside Politics”. She was then an assistant journalist as well as CNN’s political correspondent, reporting from Capitol Hill about the matters of the US Congress. Eventually, Dana settled as the network’s chief political correspondent, and specialized in covering the US Senate as well as issues of the US House of Representatives.
In 2000, Dana covered the presidential primaries, and occasionally traveled with big names of the USA’s political scene such as the former Vice President Al Gore and Senator Bill Bradley. She also covered the 2004 Presidential elections as well as the 2006 mid-term elections, and during the 2008 and 2012 presidential election campaigns, Dana served as the CNN’s primary reporter for the Republicans and was also reported on the STOCK Act loophole. In 2014, she was the networks’ main reporter during the midterm election night, while in 2016 Dana was the primary reporter covering the Republican Party’s presidential candidates. Since mid-2017, Dana Bash also hosts the CNN’s television series entitled “Badass Women of Washington with Dana Bash”.
During her career, Dana has managed to add several honorable and prestigious accolades to her professional portfolio, including the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen for Distinguished Reporting of Congress Award, as well as Joan S. Barone Awards and the Peabody Award. In May 2018, Dana Bash was also honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Dana Bash’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 47-year-old American journalist has accumulated so far? How rich Dana Bash is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the total of Dana Bash’s net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $2 million, acquired though her on-camera reporting career that has been active since the early 2000s. The details about Dana’s annual salary haven’t been publically disclosed yet.
Is Dana Bash Married? What is her marital status?
No, she is not currently married, but it has been publically acknowledged that she has already been married twice! In 1998, Dana married the former Chief of Staff of the CIA, Jeremy Bash with whom she spent almost 10 years before they divorced in 2007. A year later in May 2008, Bash married colleague the CNN’s correspondent John King, with whom she welcomed one child. However, soon after their son, named Jonah Frank King, was born in 2011, the couple parted their ways and divorced in 2012.
Since 2013, Dana Bash has been in a romantic relationship with American actor and producer Spencer Garrett, who is perhaps best known from his appearances in movies such as “Air Force One” (1997), “Public Enemies” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” both in 2009. More details of how the couple met and began their relationship could be found here.
Dana Bash’s House
Alongside her son, Dana resides in the eponymous, northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C. in a beautiful villa that perfectly combines the traditional elements with modern amenities, featuring modern lines as well. In 2015, she opened the door of her luxurious home to the public, and welcomed the crew of the Home and Design magazine.
Dana Bash’s Personal Appearance and Social Media Networks
The 47-year-old journalist sports a slim and toned body figure, with a weight of around 130lbs (59 kg) and a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68 m). All these, in addition to her blonde hair and blue eyes, make her appearance quite alluring.
Dana is regularly active on several social media networks such as Twitter, on which she has amassed a total of almost 350,000 followers, as well as Instagram, where her official profile – @danabashcnn has gathered over 28,000 fans so far.