Dana Bash was born on June 15, 1971, as Dana Ruth Schwartz in Manhattan, New York City. She had a Jewish mother, Frances Weinman Schwartz, a writer and an educated woman who followed the same religious group but also had a deep knowledge of Jewish history. Her father, Stuart Schwartz, served as a Senior Producer for ABC News for many years, producing programs such as World News Tonight, Nightline, Day1, 20/20, and Good Morning America. Dana Bash has a brother named David Schwartz.
Growing up in Washington, DC, and New Jersey, she attended Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. At George Washington University, she is a graduate with a degree in political communication. During college, she interned at CNN, NBC, and CBS. Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, awarded Bash an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on May 12, 2018.
After college, Bash worked at CNN, producing weekend programs such as Late Edition, Evans & Novak, and Inside Politics. After that, she began producing programming devoted to the United States Senate, where she eventually rose to become CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent. She joined Jake Tapper as co-host of CNN’s State of the Union show in 2021.
Dana Bash’s Net Worth
In addition to being a journalist and news anchor, she is also the chief political correspondent for Cable News Network. Dana Bash is paid an annual salary of $100,000 from CNN. Having worked hard for CNN, Dana has become financially thriving. As of 2022, Dana Bash’s highest net worth is $9 million.
Dana Bash Husband
Dana Bash married and divorced twice. Dana Bash first married Jeremy Bash in 1998, a U.S. lawyer and former chief of staff of the CIA and U.S. Department of Defense under President Barack Obama. In 2007, Dana Bash and Jeremy Bash divorced. In 2008, Dana Bash second married John King, a CNN news anchor and chief national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Their marriage did not last long; in 2012, they separated and divorced. Currently, Dana Bash is not in a relationship or engaged.
Dana Bash Children
John King and Dana Bash have a son named Jonah Frank King. Frank is 11 years old and was born in 2011.