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Poppy Harlow Salary | Net Worth & Bio-2023

Poppy Harlow Salary | Net Worth & Bio-2023

Facts of Poppy Harlow

Full Name:Poppy Harlow
Annual Salary:$2 million
Monthly Salary:$100,000
Net Worth:$8 million
Date of Birth:May 2, 1982
Birth Place:Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Height:5 feet 5 inches
Weight:55 kg
Profession:American journalist, Anchor, Reporter  
Education:The Blake School, Columbia University, Yale University
Spouse:Sinisa Babcic
Children:Sienna Babcic, Luca Babcic
Parents:James Lee Harlow, Mary Louise Baird
Star Sign:Taurus
Awards:Gracie Award, Best in Business Award
Nominations:Emmy Award

What is Poppy Harlow’s Salary?

Poppy Harlow a.k.a Katharine Julia Harlow earns an annual salary of $2 million or £1,557,814.00 as a CNN reporter. She also receives a monthly compensation of $100,000 or £77,890.

Poppy is famous as an anchor of an American morning show titled, “CNN This Morning”  that broadcast live on CNN’s New York news bureau.

She is an experienced employee and has been working in the media field for the past 20 years. Harlow also earns an additional wage of $8K – $15K/yr as an American journalist for “”.

Poppy also worked as an anchor and producer for the ‘ Video Network’. Similarly, her husband, Sinisa Babcic is an average businessman who earns a salary of $69784 per year.

What is Poppy Harlow’s Net Worth?

Harlow has earned an estimated net worth of $8 million or £6,231,256 as of 2023. Poppy Harlow worked as a co-anchor of the ‘CNN Newsroom on weekdays from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.

Harlow also covered as a business correspondent at multiple Tv-shows such as ‘CNN International‘ and ‘HLN‘, etc. Similarly, she was also the former anchor of the financial news website anointed, ““.

Poppy’s husband holds an estimated net worth of $800,000 or £625,932.00 (GBP). The duo has well-maintained a healthy relationship and is enjoying their lavish lifestyle in Brooklyn, New York.

Salary & Net Worth of Related Journalists in 2023

Journalist  Salary  Net Worth  Positions 
Samantha Pounder Annual: $2 million Monthly: $150,00+ $16 Million Host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN
Sandra Smith Annual: $3 million Monthly: $25,0000 $6 Million Co-anchor of America report on the Fox News channel
Charissa Thompson Annual: $700,000 Monthly: $58333 $3 Million Sportscaster working for Fox Sports
Kaitlan collins Annual: $169,000 Monthly: $14,083 $5 Million Anchor of CNN Primetime on CNN
Craig Melvin  Annual: $1 million Monthly: $83,333 $9 Million Anchor at NBC News and a former anchor for MSNBC

Author | Poppy Harlow

Poppy Harlow is also a famous author of the best-recommended book for children titled, “The Biggest Little Boy: A Christmas Story”. She has earned $5,000- $10,000 wages through her self-written storybook.

Harlow later officially published her book on November 23, 2021. Her book genre is based on a little boy with a beautifully crafted storyline.

Also Read: Kate Bolduan earns an Annual salary of $2.4 million as a co-anchor of CNN Central News | Net Worth & Bio

Early Life

Katharine Julia Harlow became famous as Poppy Harlow. Harlow was born on May 2, 1982, and is currently 41 years old. According to her birth date, her zodiac sign is Taurus.

She was raised in Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota, United States. Harlow also belongs to a white ethnical family background and holds an American nationality. She is also a religious devotee and follows Christianity.


Harlow is the daughter of James Lee Harlow (Father) and Mary Louise Baird (Mother). Her father was a former well-known attorney in America. Harlow is the only child in her family.

Unfortunately, at the age of 15, Harlow lost her father who was diagnosed with cancer. On 17th January 2016, Harlow posted her childhood photo with her father. She captioned the photo:

My dad Jim Harlow had a profound impact on my life. He died at the age of 49 when  I was 15 years old, but he lived every moment. He’s the person who changed my life.

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Caption: Poppy Harlow with her Father (Photo: Instagram )


Poppy Harlow went to The Blake School which is a private co-educational college preparatory school in Minneapolis. Later she graduated high school in 2001 and transferred to New York’s best University to complete her higher studies.  

She enrolled at a private Ivy League analysis, Columbia University. It was originally established on May 25, 1754, as King’s College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan. Later, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern studies. 

After completing her bachelor’s, Poppy joined Masters in private law major at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Later in 2022, Poppy Harlow successfully earned her Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.).


Poppy Harlow has been to her loving husband, Sinisa Babcic for more than 10 years. Sinisa Babcic is an Eastern European and a successful businessman.

Poppy said, she first met Sinisa in Minnesota on a trip to visit her parents in 2005. After dating for a few years, they officially held their wedding ceremony on September 1, 2012.

Harlow and Sinisa are inseparable, they have made multiple media appearances together and share multiple photos of themselves on their social media.

Recently in 2022 multiple paparazzi sported them together attending a Christmas function held at the White House.

Harlow Passed Out in CNN Studio

On December 28th, 2015, Poppy Harlow passed out in a CNN studio while live-streaming. However, it was not revealed on the camera as she was covered by an illustration as she slurred her words.

Fortunately, her co-anchor noticed her and helped her. After a day, Harlow posted a tweet claiming she and her baby were fine. Later, she explained she got overheated which caused her to pass out, and thanked her supporters for their concern.

In April 2016, Harlow gave birth to their first child and named her Sienna Babcic. After a few years in February 2018, Poppy Harlow and Sinisa became parents of their second child. They named their son, Luca Babcic.

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Caption: Poppy Harlow with her family (Photo: Instagram)

Poppy Harlow | Professional Career

  • Poppy Harlow started interning at CBS while she was still doing her college at Columbia University. There she worked as a CBS MarketWatch and as an assistant producer for CBS Newspath”.
  • After graduating, Harlow moved to an American cable news TV channel titled, “NY1” ‘News’ Local Edition’ as an anchor and reporter. She covered multiple local political news, and local cultural events based on Staten Island and New Jersey.
  • In September 2007,  Poppy gained fame after being hired by the American business magazine website,’ Video Network. Her articles were based on fashion, entertainment, and business topics.

CNN- Podcast

Later in 2008, Poppy Harlow joined CNN as the anchor, for the financial news and information website, “”. She was promoted to a report for ‘HLN‘ and ‘CNN International News’ after a few years.

Poppy Harlow was titled CNN correspondent based in New York in April 2012. Harlow also shares her platform with the British host of the show, Richard Quest on the international TV channel, “CNN International”.

Previously since February 6, 2017, Poppy has been anchoring the news program titled, CNN Newsroom” on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. Along with the anchor  Jim Sciutto.

She replaced the former co-anchor of the show, Carol Costello. However, CNN announced, that she would be leaving her role on ‘CNN Newsroom’ and would be shifted to a new position on CNN’s revamped morning show. 

On October 12, 2022, the revamped morning show was re-named, ‘CNN’s This Morning Show’. Currently, Poppy is co-anchoring the new ‘CNN’s This Morning Show’ from 6-9 am ET along with the hosts’ Don Lemon and Kaitlan Collins.

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Caption: American Anthoney, Poppy Harlow (Photo: Instagram)

Awards & Honor

Through her job ventures, Poppy Harlow was nominated for an Emmy Award, twice. She has also won multiple titles and awards as a brilliant American journalist such as:

  • Harlow was honored with ‘The Gracie Award for Best Online Investigative Feature on financial fraud.
  • Similarly, the largest association of business journalists, ‘SABEW’ awarded Harlow the “Best in Business award” for her media appearances.
  • Poppy Harlow has also volunteered as a member of the board of trustees of the ‘Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’.
  • In 2008, Harlow was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.
  • Similarly, Harlow’s endless success in leadership roles and her strong passion led her to be the “Fortune’s 40 under 40in 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why is her name, Poppy Harlow?

⇒ Her original name was Katharine Julia Harlow yet, her mother used to call her “Poppy” since her childhood. She briefly thought about using her name Katharine on air, however, she introduced her name as Poppy, which she was much more familiar with.

Did Poppy Harlow leave CNN?

⇒ No, Poppy Harlow did not leave CNN. She is currently co-anchoring the “This Morning Show” and hosting the CNN podcast channel, “BossFiles with Poppy Harlow.”

What is Poppy Harlow’s Height and weight?

⇒ Poppy Harlow has a perfect height of 5 feet 5 inches and an average body weight of 55 kg (121 pounds). Kate Bolduan earns an annual salary of $2.4 million as a co-anchor of CNN Central News.

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