Dana Bash Biography
Dana Bash is an American Moderator, Co-Anchor, and chief political correspondent for CNN, State of the Union. Bash launched her digital CNN show, Badass Women of Washington, accentuating women from a wide range of backgrounds to show how they have excelled on their way up the ranks. More so, she is the winner of the National Press Foundation’s 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
Dana Bash Age
Bash was born Dana Ruth Shwarts on June 15, 1971. She is 51 years old as of the year 2022 and celebrates her birthday on June 15 every year.
Dana Bash Height
Dana stands at a height of 5 feet and 2 inches tall and weighs 54 kg.
Dana Bash Family,
Bash was born to Frances Schwartz and Stuart Schwartz. Her mother Frances was an author and educator in Jewish studies. Additionally, her father, Stuart served as the senior broadcast producer for Good Morning America at ABC. She has a brother named David Shwarts who works as a CTO at Ripple and XRP Ledger architect.
Dana Bash Husband
Bash was married to Jeremy Bash in the year 1998 Jeremy would later become CIA chief of staff and Department of Defense chief of staff under President Barack Obama. They then divorced in the year 2007 and had no children together. In 2008, Dana married fellow CNN correspondent John King. The couple had a son named Jonah Frank King who was born in 2011. She eventually divorced King in the year 2012. Dana is currently dating Spencer Garrett. They have been dating for 8 years now and they met in 2013 through a mutual friend. Although they haven’t married, their relationship is quite strong.
Dana Bash Career
Bash graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in political communications, from George Washington University. While at George Washington University, she interned at NBC, CBS, and CNN. On May 12, 2018, Bash received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. After college, Bash joined CNN as a producer for weekend programs such as inside Politics, Late Edition, and Evans & Novak.
Later, she began producing content specializing in coverage of the United States Senate where she would eventually become CNN’s Chief Congressional Correspondent. In 2016, she played an important role in CNN’s presidential primary debate where she served as a questioner on both sides of the aisle. In addition, she conducted sit-down interviews with the majority of the candidates including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Senators Ted Cruz, and governor Jeb Bush. In 2017, Bash launched her digital CNN show, Badass Women of Washington, accentuating women from a wide range of backgrounds to show how they have excelled on their way up the ranks. More so, she is the winner of the National Press Foundation’s 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
Also, she moderated CNN’s first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit, as well as the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle held in Washington, D.C. In the year 2021, Bash launched another CNN show, Being. This show, features in-depth conversations with America’s policymakers, giving viewers an understanding of the human being behind the public face. Besides that, in the same year, Bash joined Jake Tapper to become co-host of CNN’s Sunday morning show State of The Union. Ruth also served as the lead correspondent covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour testimony.
Dana Bash Salary
Bash is estimated to earn a monthly salary of approximately $250,000 to $110,000 Dollars.
Dana Bash’s Net Worth
Dana is currently estimated to be worth $6 million Dollars.
Social Media Accounts
Dana is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.