Journalist John King opens up about divorce with ex-wife Dana Bash; Know his Married Life, Divorce Issues, and More!

John King, one of the most popular journalists in America who split with his wife a while back after just four years of marriage. He has finally opened up about the divorce. John and his former wife Dana Bash have a child from their four years of marriage.


So, what is the reason behind the divorce of the couple? After the divorce, did John King tied the knot? Or is he still single? Get to know everything regarding his married life and children here. Moreover, also get to know about his career and net worth.

Reason for John King's Divorce

Sources claim that John mentioned that the marriage with ‎Jean Makie began to fall apart soon after their child was born. The couple welcomed two children; Noah and Hannah.

Just three months after welcoming their first child into the world, John and Dana began living separately. Sources have also said that John might have accused Dana of bearing someone else’s child.

However, in a joint public statement given by the couple, they said that the divorce was agreed upon with mutual consent by both parties. They also confessed that the process was “very difficult” and it was an outcome neither party wanted, but it was the only option on the table.

The whole outcome of the marriage shocked the world as John is said to have loved his wife Dana a lot. He even converted to his wife’s religion, Judaism, before marrying her. Sources claim that John was devastated by the divorce and refused to come to work for at least a week.

John King Second Marriage

Eventually, he married to Dana Bash, fellow CNN anchor, on 25th May 2008 and welcomed a son named as Johan in June 2011. John worked with Dana on a number of projects.

The duo first announced that they were dating in 2007, although they were known to date secretly long before they officially announced the news.

SEE: CNN's Dana Bash is Twice Married and Divorced with Anchor John King and Ex-CIA Jeremy Bash

John and Dana both were previously married to other people. For both of them, it was their second marriage. They have a son together named Jonah, was born in June 2011. Unfortunately, they also separated exactly ten months after his birth in March 2012.

John King Career 

On a professional level, John has one of the most illustrious careers in American journalism today. He is known for being one of the first journalists to report world-changing events. In the past, he was the foremost reporter of the Gulf wars. 

In recent years he was the first to report the Boston bombings. In the Boston bombings report, he was the first to spread the news of identification of the suspects. When the police were finally able to capture the suspect, they thanked John for spreading the word and helping the police bring an end to the horrific matter as fast as possible.

John is also the recipient of various prestigious journalism awards like the prestigious Pulitzer. He also reported the 2016 American presidential election. 

He is one of the most followed news anchors in America. On Twitter and Instagram alone he has over 400 K followers. He is a regular Twitter user and can be followed @JohnKingCNN.

John King Net worth

John earns the good sum of money in his career. Allocating information from several sources, it is found out that he makes around $400,000 a year as a salary. He worked for several News station for several years through which he obtains a good sum of money. 

As per 2018, it is found out that John King's net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.  

Ten Facts about John King

1. John King was born on August 30, 1963, and is 54 years old.
2. John King was born in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
3. John King started his professional career in 1985.
4. John King's net worth is around $6 million.
5. John King's salary is around $400,000 per year.
6. John King was first married to Jean Makie.
7. John King married Dana Bash in 2008.
8. John King divorced Dana Bash in 2012.
9. John King and Dana Bash have a child together.
10. John King and first wife Jean Makie have two children together.