Dana Bash Bio, Wiki
Dana Bash is an American journalist and news anchor currently working as CNN’s chief political correspondent and co-anchor of State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, CNN’s Sunday morning newsmaker show. She is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both Congress and campaigns and often serves as a moderator for CNN’s political town hall specials.
Dana Bash Dates of Birth
Bash was born on the 15th of June 1971 in New York City, New York, United States. She is 50 years old as of 2021.
Dana Bash Measurements
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 2 inches.
Dana Bash Education
Bash attended High School at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. She then went to George Washington University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political communications. While still in college, Bash interned at CBS, NBC, and CNN. She then received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on May 12, 2018, from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Dana Bash Work Experience
Upon graduating, Bash joined the CNN team as a producer of their end-of-week programs such as Evans & Novak, Late Edition, and Inside Politics. She later started producing programming specializing in coverage of the United States Senate.
She launched her CNN series, Being…, in 2021 which goes beyond her Sunday morning news-making interviews. The series features in-depth discussions with individuals affecting American policy, culture, and politics – giving viewers an understanding of the human being behind the public face.
In 2020, Bash moderated the station’s first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit, and also the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle which took place in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she anchored special coverage of Election Night in America related to the 2020 election, which went on for several days until CNN was the first to project the winner, Joe Biden.
In 2019, she hosted the Democratic presidential primary debate where Kamala Harris was noted for making her “that little girl was me,” statement to Joe Biden. She referred to the first of the 2020 United States presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump as a “shitshow.”
She launched her digital CNN series, Badass Women of Washington, in 2017 which highlights women from a wide range of backgrounds and generations to show how they have broken glass ceilings on their way up the ranks. In 2016, she played a key role in CNN’s presidential primary debates, serving as a questioner in six of CNN’s seven primetime primary debates on both sides of the aisle. Additionally, she worked as a co-anchor onset in the CNN Election Center for all election night specials.
Bash works at CNN where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Chris Wallace
- Anderson Cooper
- Alisyn Camerota
- Ana Cabrera
- Zain Asher
- John Berman
- David Axelrod
- John Avlon
- Guillermo Arduino
- Laura Jarrett
Dana Bash’s Net Worth
In Bash’s career as an anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Dana Bash Earnings/Income
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Dana Bash’s Parents and Siblings
She is the daughter of her loving parents, Stu Schwartz and Frances Weinman Schwartz. Her mother happens to be an author while her father was a former television news producer and senior producer at ABC News for 41 years. The father retired later in 2009 as a senior Broadcast Producer at ABC News. Currently, he serves as an adjunct professor of broadcasting at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.
Additionally, he is a student advisor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Last but not least, he is also a lecturer in China on American television news sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was brought up alongside two siblings. One of her brothers is known as David Schwartz.
Dana Bash Spouse
She was previously in marriage to her husband, Jeremy Bash they tied the knot together in 1998. Jeremy was working as the CIA Chief of Staff and Department of Defense Chief under the reign of former president Barrack Obama. However, this couple divorced later in 2007.
Bash later got into marriage to her second husband, John King, in the year 2008. King is her fellow correspondent working at CNN. Unfortunately, this couple later separated and got divorced in 2012.
Dana Bash Kids
In her marriage with John King, they had a son named, Jonah who was born in June of 2011.
Dana Bash Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 662,245 followers, around 1,400 friends on her Facebook page, and about 124,512 followers on her Instagram account.