Who is Dana Bash?
Dana Bash is an American journalist working for CNN as a chief political correspondent. She also co-anchors State of the Union which is CNN’s Sunday morning newsmaker show alongside Jake Tapper.
Dana Bash Date of Birth / Age
Bash is 51 years old as of 2022. She was born Dana Ruth Schwartz on June 15, 1971, in New York City, New York, United States.
Dana Bash Height
Bash stands at a height of 1.57 m tall.
Dana Bash Parents and Siblings
Bash was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City by her parents Stuart Schwartz and Frances Schwartz. Her mom (Frances Schwartz) worked as an educator in Jewish Studies and was also an author. Her father (Stuart Schwartz) worked at ABC News as a producer where he served as the senior broadcast producer for Good Morning America. After working at ABC News for 41 years, Bash’s father retired in 2009. She has a brother named David Schwartz.
Bash was born and raised in the United States. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Dana Bash Spouse / Husband
Bash has been married twice. She was first married to Jeremy Bash in 1998 who was a former CIA executive under President Barack Obama. After 9 years of marriage, they filed for a divorce which was finalized in 2007.
One year later Bash found love again and went on to marry her colleague CNN star John King. The couple went on to have a child in 2011 but unfortunately, they went their separate ways the following year as their divorce was finalized in 2012.
Dana Bash and Spencer Garrett
In 2013, Bash become romantically involved with L.A.-based Hollywood actor Spencer Garrett. As of 2022, the two are yet to make things official and take things to the next level.
Dana Bash Kids / Children
Dana bash has one son from her second marriage to former husband John King. Their son, Jonah Frank, was born on June 28, 2011. Although his parents are no longer together, they have established a healthy co-parenting relationship to raise him and fulfill their parental role.
Dana Bash Education
Bash attended and graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. She then went to George Washington University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political communications. While at college, Bash went to NBC, CBS, and CNN for her internship. On May 12, 2018, Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire honored her with a Doctorate of Humane Letters.
Dana Bash Career
Bash is a chief political correspondent for CNN and co-anchor of State of the Union as a chief political correspondent. She also co-anchors State of the Union which is CNN’s Sunday morning newsmaker show alongside Jake Tapper. In 2020, she moderated CNN’s first debate election cycle which was in Detroit, and also the last Democratic presidential debate of the cycle which took place in Washington, D.C.
Bash went on to anchor special coverage of election night in America in the 2020 election cycle held in Detroit as well and also the last Democratic Presidential debate cycle that was in Washington, D.C. She also went on to anchor the special coverage of the 2020 elections which went on for days before CNN was able to be the first to project Joe Biden as the winner. It is not surprising that due to her outstanding professionalism she was the winner of the National Press Foundation’s 2019 Sol Taishoff Award.
Bash then went on to launch her CNN series, Being…, in 2021 which entails interviews that feature in-depth conversations with people on topics affecting American culture, policy, and politics. She later launched her digital CNN series, Badass Women of Washington in 2017 which highlighted how women from all backgrounds and generations have overcome a number of challenges on their way to the top.
She played an instrumental role in 2016 CNN’s presidential primary debate as a questioner in six of the network’s seven primetime primary debates on both sides of the aisle. Additionally, she served as a co-anchor for all election night specials for CNN Election Center. While covering the 2016 presidential campaigns, she conducted sit-down interviews with some of the candidates including Donald Trump, Senators Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and Governors John Kasich and Jeb Bush.
In 2015, on live television Bash broke the news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would not be running for Speaker and also went on to conduct Speaker John Boehner’s final interview on his last day in office. Apart from that, Bash went on to cover Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. furthermore, 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. As part of her amazing work Bash has secured several key interviews with lawmakers and many key figures in various fields of work.
How Much Does Dana Bash Earn?
Bash earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Dana Bash Worth?
As a journalist, Bash has been able to accumulate a net worth of $6 million.