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John King Salary | Net Worth

John King Salary | Net Worth

Facts of John King

Full Name:John King
Annual Salary:$2 Million
Monthly Salary:$ 40 to $ 50
Net Worth:$7 Million
Date of Birth:August 30, 1963
Birth Place:Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height:5 feet 10 inches
Weight:80 kg
Profession:American Journalist and CNN's chief news correspondent
Education:University of Rhode Island (BA)
Spouse:Ex-Wife Dana Bash from2008–2012 , Ex-Wife Jane Mikie.
Children:Noah King, Hannah King, and Jonah King
Parents:Jonah B King Sr (Father) and Adalinda King (Mother)
Star Sign:Virgo
Nominations:Two-Time Emmy Award Nominee
TV Shows:The Anderson Cooper 360°, Inside Politics, The Situation Room", State of the Union

What is John King Salary?

John King (59), an American news anchor, and CNN’s chief news correspondent receives approximately $2 Million / 1524680 GBP annual salary from CNN. He currently serves as an anchor on CNN’s political discussion program titled “Inside Politics‘.

Inside Politics airs every weekday at noon on the CNN network. This show has been broadcasting since 2014 and since the start of the show, John has been the anchor of Inside Politics till the present.

As working on the various shows and news channels John King’s monthly salary reaches around $40 to $50 thousand / 38117 GBP. From his decades-long experience in the journalism sector, he gets paid a handful of money for his work on various news channels.

Moreover, King’s wife Dana Bash, who is also a journalist and currently works On CNN Networks, earns an annual salary of around  $ 3 Million + / 2287020 GBP and her monthly salary is approximately $100,000 + / 76234 GBP +. Bash is the host of the show Inside Politics whereas her husband is an anchor on the same show.

Similarly, Dana also serves as the co-anchor on CNN’s other Show “State of the Union” along with the lead host Jake Tapper.

John King’s Net Worth

John King has accumulated a net worth of around $7 Million from his journalism career, as per the Celebrity net worth. He has achieved various successes in the journalism sector where he first steps in 1985 as a writer.

Now he has been a chief national correspondent for CNN since 2005, which is one of the great news networks founded in 1980.

From his 38 years (Almost four Deacedes) long journey in the journalism field he has not only gained a huge net worth but also fame and respect from the public for his numerous braves and rewarding works.

King’s wife Dana (52 Years)  holds an estimated net worth of $9 Million, as per the Celebrity Net Worth. She has been working in the journalism sector since 1993 and has achieved huge fame and money through her 30 years of journey in journalism.

John King Salary
Caption: John King (Source: Instagram)

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Related  Journalist’s Salary & Net Worth

Journalist    Salary Net Worth Position 
Kaitlan Collins Annual: $169,000 Monthly: $14,083 $5 Million Anchor of CNN Primetime on CNN
Dana Bash Annual: $ 3 Million +  Monthly: $100,000 + $9 Million Host of Inside Politics and co-anchor of State of the Union on CNN.
Erin Burnett Annual: $6 Million Monthly: $500,000 $20 Million Anchor of Erin Burnett’s Outfront on CNN
Wolf Blitzer Annual: $5 Million Monthly:  $300,000 $25 Million  CNN’s principal anchors

Wife and Children

John was previously married to American Jornalsi or CNN’s Coanchor Dana Bash. The duo had first met on CNN as both were working in the same department and slowly became close to each other. After dating for almost a year the couple decided to spend the rest of their life together and tied the knot in 2008.

After marrying  Dana Bash John King also converted his religion where he first used to follow the Roman Catholic and later accepted Judaism religion which is also Bash religion.

John King Wife
Caption: John King With his Ex-wife Dana Bash(Source: Daily Mail)

During their marital life, they also welcomed a son named Jonah King in June 2011. After giving birth to their first child their relationship did not go well and eventually, the duo separated in 2012.

Prior to marrying Dana Bash, he was in a marital relationship with his first wife Jane Mikie. With Mikie, he had two children named Noah King and Hannah King. 

Early Life

Emmy award-winning journalist John King was born on August 30, 1963, in  Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He is the son of  John B. King Sr.(Father) and Adalinda King (mother).

His father John is a former public school administrator and teacher, whereas his mother Adalinda is a former school guidance counselor. According to his birthdate, John is 61 years old in 2024 and his horoscope sign is Virgo.

Johns’s family is of American nationality and Puerto Rican descent. John previously used to be Roman Catholic religious but after marrying his second wife Bash he changed his religion to Judaism.


CNN’s chief news correspondent John King attended Boston Latin School for primary-level education and higher education he joined the University of Rhode Island where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Body Measurements

“Inside Politics’s lead anchor, John King stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 80 KG (176 pounds). Similarly, he has short gray hair and his eyes color is blue. Talking about his sexual orientation John is straight and is the father of 3 children.

Early Career in Associated Press

John King began his journalism career after graduating in 1985. King first worked as a writer at Associated Press and later he was promoted to chief political correspondent in 1992 and again in 1996 he became head of the AP’s (Associated Press)  political coverage.

While working for the Associated Press he received the top reporting prize for his coverage of the Gulf War in Kuwait in 1991.

Career- CNN

After 12 years of dedication to the Associated Press, King joined CNN network in 1997 where he started serving as the senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. Later in 2005, he was promoted to CNN’s chief national correspondent from White House correspondent. King has held that position for 18 years now.

King started anchoring on CNN’s Sunday Morning news program titled Inside Politics from 2014 to 2021. In the news show Inside Politics, Various members of the media share their thoughts and experiences with John King on current political topics.

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King sometimes also appears on CNN’s Night show  “The Situation Room” along with Shosws lead anchor Wolf Blitzer. Moreover, he frequently shows his appearance on CNN and TBS shows “The Anderson Cooper 360°” which covers the news from around the world and brings experts to share their thoughts and experiences on those topics.

King started hosting CNN’s new talk show State of the Union in 2009 before the US presidential inauguration. The program airs every Sunday around the world from CNN International and features political discussions with expertise.

He used to appear as a guest on the shows while the lead hosts were Jake Tapper and his EX-Wife Dana Bash. Later he was replaced by CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.

When Lou Dobbs suddenly left the network on November 12, 2009, King was given the position of Dobbs by CNN in 2010. Later on January 31, 2010, Kings announced that Candy Crowley who is CNN’s senior political reporter would start anchoring “The State of the Union” Sh0w.

On March 22, 2010, John King started hosting his name titled Shows John King, USA. However, the show was canceled in early 2012 with the final episode on June 29, 2012.

CNN- Inside Politics

Similarly from 2016 to 2023, King hosted CNN’s political morning show Inside Politics from 2016 to 2023. Later he was replaced by new anchor Abby Phillip on On January 11, 2021, and the show was titled “Inside Politics Sunday With Abby Phillip.”

After the show Inside Politics was run by his Ex-wife Dana Bash and his colleagues, he started dealing with election politics in 2023.

Facts About John King

  • John King was the first Anchor from CNN to announce the death of Osama bin Laden to their viewers.
  • King uses the Magic Wall or Magic Map which is also known as the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall, which has been featured in his programs Daily Show segment and US Presidential Election coverage of 2016 and 2020 by CNN
  • King was the first to erroneously report on the identification of the suspect of the Boston Marathon Bombing. In the report, he states that the suspect in that Bombing incident on April 15, 2013, was a dark-skinned male.
  • John King is times divorced man and had three children
  • John King  has been nominated for Emmy Awards twice

Awards & Nominations

  • King received the top reporting prize for his coverage of the Gulf War in Kuwait during his work at the Associated Press.
  • For his coverage of the 2020 United States presidential election, King has received widespread praise.
  • King was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2009 for his works on “CNN Election Night in America 2008′ in the Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story categories
  • He was again nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012 for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story category  during his work on “Anderson Cooper 360°: Unrest Escalates in Egypt”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Has John King received any Emmy Awards?

No, John has not received any Emmy Awards. However, he has been nominated twice in the Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story and Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story categories.

What is John King Currently working as?

John King currently held the position of chief news correspondent on CNN based in Washington, D.C. since 2005.

When did John King Leave the Associated Press?

John King quit the Associated Press after 12 years in 1997 to join the CNN network.

Who is John King Married to?

King was previously married to CNN’s journalist and co-anchor of Iside Politics, Dana Bash from 2008–2012. Before Bash, he was married to his first wife Jane Mikie.

John King Children

He is the father of three children Noah King, Hannah King, and Jonah King.

What is John King’s Net Worth?

He holds an estimated net worth of around $7 Million as per the Celebrity Net Worth.

How Much Does John King Earn?

As a chief news correspondent on CNN, he receives approximately $2 Million annual salary.

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