Zain Asher Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Husband

Zain Asher Bio, Wiki

Zain Asher is an American Nigerian-British journalist and news anchor based in New York working for CNN serving the station as an anchor/reporter/host. She has been working with this station since February  2013. 

Zain Asher Age

Asher is 39 years old as of 2022, She was born on August 27, 1983, in Balham, London.

Zain Asher Height

Asher stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Zain Asher Education

Born and raised in London, Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Zain Asher Career

Asher is an anchor for CNN International based in New York. She anchors One World with Zain Asher on weekdays at 12 pm ET on CNN International. Asher wrote the book ‘Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable’ (Amistad), a biography that tells the story of her mother’s harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. She hosts CNN International’s weekly business called Marketplace Africa shows about the continent and its place within global markets, and frequently interviews CEOs and world leaders for the program.

Before, Asher worked as a CNN business reporter reporting on the stock market from the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy, and high-profile IPOs. She is fluent in Igbo, French, and Spanish (her native Nigerian dialect). She worked for MONEY magazine where she reported on careers and investing before joining CNN. Also, before joining MONEY she worked as a general assignment reporter for News 12 in the greater New York area.

Asher has anchored business stories and major breaking news for CNN for example, the Covid-19 pandemic, the US-China trade war, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the ongoing war in Ukraine, the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, the deaths of both Fidel Castro and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, racial and economic inequality in America and anti-police violence protests in Nigeria. She was among the CNN members sent to Nigeria to report on the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in 2014 by Boko Haram militants in Chibok, Nigeria. CNN’s reporting on the horrific abduction earned recognition with a prestigious 2014 Peabody Award.

Zain Asher CNN

Asher works at CNN where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Erica Hill
  2. Robin Meade
  3. Jake Tapper
  4. Christina Macfarlane
  5. Chris Wallace
  6. Becky Anderson
  7. Jim Acosta
  8. Dana Bash
  9. Guillermo Arduino
  10. Becky Anderson

Zain Asher’s Net Worth

In Asher’s career as an anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Zain Asher Salary

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

Zain Asher Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Asher was born in Balham, London to her parents Arinze Ejiofor who is a doctor, and Obiajulu Ejiofor who is a pharmacist. She has two siblings, an older brother called Chiwetel Ejiofor who is now an actor, and a sister Kandibe Ejiofor a medical doctor. In 1988, when she was 5 years old, Zena lost her dad in an accident.

Zain Asher Husband/ Spouse

Asher is happily married to her better half, Steve Peoples, a political reporter for the Associated Press. His husband earlier served as a political reporter for the CQ Roll Call Group. The beautiful pair got engaged in April 2016 and tied the knot on the 30th of September 2017 in New York. Zain and her husband are the proud parents of two sons though their names are not on the internet yet. She resides in the New York area with her better half (Steve) and their two sons.

Zain Asher Kids

Asher announced that she was pregnant via her Instagram account on August 13, 2018. Asher and her husband Steve welcomed their baby (A Son) in late 2018.

Zain Asher Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 55.2kfollowers, around 17k followers on her Facebook page, and about 16.5k followers on her Instagram account.