Who is John King?
John King is an American journalist working as the chief national correspondent for CNN based in Washington D.C. He also hosts Inside Politics, a one hour show that airs every weekday at noon. The show involves a rotating roundtable of media personalities who express their opinions on current political issues with John King.
John King Age
King is 58 years old as of 2021. He was born on August 30, 1963 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
John King Height
King stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
John King Wife
King’s first marriage was with Jean Makie and they have two children together namely Noah King and Hannah King. The couple separated and their divorce is uncertain, there are no details about their divorce and how it ended.
John married his second wife, Dana Bash on May 25, 2008. They were blessed with a son named Jonah Frank King born in June 2011. Their marriage did not last long as expected and they subsequently divorced in March 2012.
Dana Bash is also an anchor and she works as the chief political correspondent for CNN. She was previously married to Jeremy Bash before marrying John King. As of 2022, both Dana and John are living single lives as they have not engaged in any further relationship.
John King Education
King graduated from Boston Latin School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.
John King Salary
King earns an annual salary of $2 million. He works as the chief national correspondent for CNN based in Washington D.C.
John King Net Worth
King has a total net worth of $7 million. He has made his wealth from his career as a journalist.
John King CNN
King joined CNN way back in 1997 as the senior White House correspondent and held this position until 2005. He was promoted to the position of chief national correspondent, a role that he has held until today. He appears regularly on the nightly news programs The Situation Room as well as Anderson Cooper 360°.
King uses The Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall, commonly known as the ‘Magic Wall’ or ‘Magic Map’ which enables him to showcase and adjust various graphics and maps related to poll and election outcomes.
On April 17, 2013, King incorrectly stated, quoting law enforcement sources, that a perpetrator in the April 15, 2013, bomb blast at the Boston Marathon had been recognized by police and that the culprit was a dark-skinned person.
Several media sources, such as Fox News, had also mistakenly reported that a suspect had been arrested. He has received honorary doctorates from URI, American University, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
John King Health
King revealed publicly on his show Inside Politics on October 19, 2021, that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for 13 years. He claimed to have suffered leg pains since covering the Clinton administration in the late 1990s. He was subsequently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after his health difficulties deteriorated during the 2008 presidential campaign.
John King Retiring
On January 11, 2021, it was reported that Abby Phillip would replace King as the new host of Inside Politics on Sundays from January 24, 2021. The show was re-branded and it now goes by the name Inside Politics Sunday With Abby Phillip.
John King Political Party
King has been neutral in politics matters. He has never revealed whether or not he is a Republican or Democrat. He has always respected his position as a political journalist.