John King Net Worth

January 27, 2024
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John King was born on 30 August 1963, in Dorchester, Massachusetts USA, of part-Irish descent, and is a news anchor, best known to be the chief national correspondent of CNN, for which he is based in Washington, DC. He is also the anchor of “Inside Politics”, a roundtable political discussion program. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is John King? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in broadcast journalism; he is the former anchor of “State of the Union” and “John King, USA”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.


John King Net Worth $2 million


King attended Boston Latin School, and after matriculating, went to the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island where he studied journalism.

John started his career in 1985 as a writer for the Associated Press. After six years, he became the chief political correspondent, and was the head of the coverage of the 1992 and the 1996 presidential elections. He also won the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Association thanks to his coverage of the Gulf War. His net worth started increasing, but he then joined CNN in 1997, eventually becoming senior White House correspondent in 2005. After that position, he was promoted to become CNN’s chief national correspondent; he anchored the news program “Inside Politics” which featured a rotating roundtable of members of the media. He also makes frequent appearances in the news program “Anderson Cooper 360” and “The Situation Room”, and frequently fills in as an anchor for several other shows.

In 2008, King started using the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall nicknamed the “Magic Wall”, which allows him to show numerous graphics related to the election, and has been featured in a segment of the “Daily Show”. Prior to the 2009 US presidential inauguration, he started a new talk show entitled “State of the Union”, which replaced the “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” – he then got Lou Dobbs timeslot after his sudden resignation in the same year. In 2010, John announced that he would be replaced by Candy Crowley in “State of the Union”, since he would be starting a new weeknight show entitled “John King, USA”. The following year, he was the anchor who confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden. In 2012, he moderated a Republican Presidential debate, but his show “John King, USA” was then cancelled. The following year, he made an erroneous report about the suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, but despite this, all of these opportunities have had a hand in increasing his net worth.

For his personal life, it is known that John was married to Jean Makie and they have two children, but their marriage ended in divorce. In 2008, he married anchor Dana Bash and had to convert to Judaism; they had a son, however, they separated in 2012.

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