David McKenzie Bio, Age, Height, CNN , Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

David McKenzie Bio, Wiki

David McKenzie is an American Anchor/reporter working for CNN serving the station as a  Senior International Correspondent. He has been working with this station since December 2007

David McKenzie Age

McKenzie is 55 years as of 2022, he was born on July 26, 1967, in Melbourne, Australia.

David McKenzie Height

McKenzie stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

David McKenzie Education

McKenzie graduated in the year 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy and psychology from the University of Duke. Additionally, David joined the University of New York, where he graduated and holds a master’s degree in Journalism, where he was on full scholarship in the year 2003.

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David McKenzie Career

McKenzie is an award-winning Senior International Correspondent for CNN based in Johannesburg, South Africa. While at the station he reported from more than 30 African countries and brings a deep experience to his reporting on the continent. Additionally, he was instrumental in CNN’s team coverage of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and gaining exclusive access into some of the region’s hardest-hit zones.  In addition to that, he has reported on some of Africa’s most significant and talked-about stories including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the death of Nelson Mandela. David also reported on the downfall of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

Moreover, in 2019, he won the prestigious Royal Television Society Award for Best Breaking News Coverage as a lead member of the CNN team reporting on Mugabe’s ouster from power. The judges called it a “model of how to cover an unpredictable breaking news story.” Moreover, he has reported numerous investigative projects for all of CNN’s platforms, including accessing migrant smuggling gangs in Tunisia, and white supremacist groups in South Africa.  He also covered exposing Chinese involvement in ivory smuggling as part of an ongoing focus on conservation reporting. Aside from that, David has interviewed many high-profile personalities and leaders including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai.

He also interviewed former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Moreover, he was CNN’s Beijing-based correspondent until 2015. He was one of the first reporters to cover the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 and spent weeks with Chinese families trying to get closure on their loved ones. He uncovered the severe impact of Chinese pollution and exposed China’s human rights record. David also gained exclusive access to China’s space program for a CNN International special: Inside Space City. Previously, McKenzie reported from Nairobi, Kenya. 

David McKenzie Somalia

Additionally, he was the first international reporter to gain access to Sudan’s controversial oil fields to report on alleged pollution. In addition to that, he was one of the first foreign correspondents to uncover the threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia. In 2011, David investigated the plight of the mentally ill in Kenya for CNN’s documentary series “World’s Untold Stories.” “Locked Up and Forgotten,” won the Amnesty International Media Awards in the “International Television and Radio” category.

Moreover, he won a National Headliner award for his contribution to reporting on Somalia’s deadly famine in the same year. McKenzie also contributed to CNN’s Peabody-winning reporting on the Arab Spring from Libya. Before, joining CNN he worked at UNICEF serving as a correspondent and producer with their Africa Services Unit. Furthermore, he began his career in New York as a freelance producer and writer for international broadcasters and newsgathering organizations including ABC News, BBC, and Reuters.

David McKenzie’s Net Worth

In McKenzie’s career as a Senior International Correspondent, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $5 Million.

David McKenzie Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

David McKenzie’s Parents and Siblings

McKenzie was born and raised in the United States, he manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

David McKenzie Wife/ Spouse

McKenzie manages to keep information regarding whether or not he is in marriage private. An update of his marital status will be done when available.

David McKenzie Kids

McKenzie manages to keep information regarding whether he has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding his children will be done once available.

David McKenzie CNN

McKenzie works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann 
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. Oren Liebermann
  9. Alex Marquardt

David McKenzie Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram,

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 58k followers, around 2k followers on his Facebook page, and about 2k followers on his Instagram account.