Dana Bash Biography
Dana Bash is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as the chief political correspondent and co-anchor of State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the network’s Sunday morning newsmaker show. She is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both campaigns and Congress and regularly serves as a moderator for CNN’s political town hall specials.
Dana Bash Age
How old is Bash? She is 51 years old as of 2023. Bash was born on 15 June 1971 in New York, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on June 15 every year.
Dana Bash Education
Bash attended and graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in political communications from George Washington University.
Dana Bash Height|Weight
Bash stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Dana Bash Family
Bash is the daughter of Frances (née Weinman) Schwartz, author and instructor of Jewish studies, and Stuart Schwartz, founder of ABC News, who worked as a senior broadcast producer for Good Morning America. Her grandma was a TV director and editor Lela Swift, and her great-uncle was baseball statistician Seymour Siwoff. She grew up living in Washington, D.C., New Jersey.
Dana Bash Husband
Bash was married to Jeremy Bash, from 19898 to 2007, who was to become Chief of Staff of the CIA and Chief of Staff of the Department of Defense under President Barack Obama. In 2008, she married fellow CNN correspondent John King. Bash gave birth to a son, Jonah King, in June 2011 and divorced King in 2012.
Dana Bash Children
Bash and John king are blessed with a son, Jonah King, in June 2011 and divorced King in 2012.
Dana Bash Career
In 2020, she moderated CNN’s first debate on the election cycle in Detroit, as well as the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle held in Washington, D.C. In addition, Bash also anchored special coverage of Election Night in America surrounding the 2020 election, which lasted several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner. Bash received the National Press Foundation’s 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
Bash debuted her CNN series, in 2021, which goes beyond her Sunday morning news-making interviews. The series features in-depth conversations with individuals affecting American policy, politics, and culture – giving viewers an understanding of the human being behind the public face. Furthermore, in 2017, Bash launched her digital CNN series, Badass Women of Washington, highlighting women from a wide range of backgrounds and generations to show how they have shattered glass ceilings on their way up the ranks.
Dana Bash CNN
In this capacity, she played a key in CNN’s 2016 presidential primary debates, working as a questioner in six of the network’s seven primetime primary debates on both sides of the aisle. moreover, she also serves as a co-anchor onset in the CNN Election Center for all election night specials. As part of her coverage of the 2016 presidential campaigns, Bash conducted sit-down interviews with the majority of the candidates including Donald Trump, Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sanders, and Governors Jeb Bush and John Kasich.
Bash also continues to be instrumental to the network’s Capitol Hill coverage. In 2015, she broke news on live television that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would not be running for Speaker of the House and also conducted Speaker John Boehner’s final interview on his last day in office. Bash also served as the lead correspondent covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
She played a key role in the network’s midterm Election Night in America coverage providing reports from the war rooms of the RNC, the DNC, and CNN’s Election Center in Washington. Bash has secured several key interviews with lawmakers, including a television exclusive with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to talk about his gay marriage reversal, the groundbreaking interview with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly in Arizona, and the first interviews with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after each member’s Senate filibuster.
Dana Bash Salary|Net Worth
Bash has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Dana Bash Social Media Platforms
She is very active on social media platforms and has over 662.4k followers on Twitter, 124k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.