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Dana Bash - Biography - CNN's American Journalist, Political Correspondent and Anchor

September 7, 2016
First published on:September 7, 2016
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Dana Bash is an American Journalist and an anchorwoman for CNN. At present, she works as the network’s chief political correspondent and an occasional anchorwoman. Prior to this work, she used to be Capitol Hill and White House Correspondent for the network. 


Dana Bash was brought up in Montvale, New Jersey. She went to ‘Pascack Hills High School’ and ‘The George Washington University’. By occupation, she is an anchorwoman and a reporter’.

She was married to Jeremy bash in 1998 and John King in 2008. To John, she gave birth to a son. However, she had to end both of her marriages due to some disputes.

Early Life and Education

Dana Bash was born on June 15th, 1971; in Montvale, New Jersey, United States of America.

She comes from a Jewish family and both of her parents are engaged in Journalism. During Bash’s young age, her mother described her ‘quiet and easier to deal with’ kind of kid. As per her education, she went to ‘Pascack Hill High School’ in her own hometown, Montvale; and completed her bachelor’s from ‘George Washington University’ in Political Communications.

During her times at High School and College, she was active both in academics as well as in sports. Her energetic nature made her the head of School’s Cheerleaders and she was also one of the personalities who participated in Long Jumps and Short Races, where she managed to win medals for her school. 

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Right after college, she worked with CNN as an Assistant Journalist with name ‘Dana Schwartz’ where she was later promoted to an editor and a reporter. Some of her works at CNN include ‘Late Edition’, ‘Inside Politics’ and ‘Evans and Novak’.

At present, she is a co-anchor of ‘Capitol Hill Beat’ alongside Jessica Yellin and John King at CNN. Prior to this work, she was a White House correspondent for CNN. In 2008, she got promoted to CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent and that gave her a broader spectrum to cover politics affiliated stories. 

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Nevertheless, she has also put her work as a library assistant and a producer at the Washington D.C. Bureau. Some of her major works consist of ‘Arrest of Saddam Hussein’, ‘Reports on the Hurricane Katrina (one of the 5 deadliest hurricanes in the history of United States)’, ‘CIA intelligence Leak Examination Story’, ‘The Accusation Story of Bill Clinton among others’ and more. In 2016, she got chosen to co-host the Democratic Party Debates for presidential election alongside Anderson Cooper and Juan Carlos. 


Personal Life

Dana Bash is a 45-year-old woman, weighing around 59kg and standing 5 feet and 6 inches tall. She is white with blonde hair and blue eyes. She married a U.S. Military Insider Jeremy Bash in 1998. However, they had to file a divorce in 2007 because of some personal matter. 

Dana bash and Jeremy Bash.

Dana bash and Jeremy Bash.

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 On May 25th, 2008, she got married for a second time to her fellow CNN correspondent John King with whom she had a son named ‘Jonah Frank King’. He was born in June 2011. But yet, in March 2012, they had to end their marriage and separate their ways.

John was so depressed about the divorce that he refused to even come to work for a whole week. But he opened up with the media and dealt with the situation. As per her siblings, Dana has a brother named ‘David’ who works as a video producer in New York City. 

John King and Dana Bash.

John King and Dana Bash.

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Awards and Honors

She has managed to bring home several awards and some of them are: ‘News & Documentary Emmy Award’ for exceptional live reporting of a recent news story, Long Form and ‘Everett McKinley Dirksen Award’ for reporting of congress from the National Press Foundation’. Furthermore, Dana was also honored by Elle Magazine at the Italian Embassy in the United States during its annual Women in Washington Power List in March, 2014. 

Her Height is 5 ft 2 in.

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