Zain Asher Biography
Asher is a British Nigerian news anchor at CNN, based in New York City. She currently anchors the network’s primetime, global news show, “One World with Zain Asher”. Prior to CNN, Zain worked at MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing. Furthermore, Asher also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN’s weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets, and often hosts interviews with CEOs and world leaders for the show.
Zain Asher Age
Asher was born on August 27, 1983, in Balham, England. She is currently 39 years as of 2022 and celebrates her birthday on August 27 every year.
Zain Asher Height
Asher stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 55 kg.
Zain Asher Family
Asher is born to Arinze Ejiofor, who is a doctor, and Obiajuluwho is a pharmacist. her full name is Zain Ejiofor Asher. She has an elder brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is a well-known actor. She also has a sister whose name is Kandibe. Ejiofor is of Igbo ancestry and her family hails from Enugu state, Nigeria.
Zain Asher Husband
Asher got engaged to her college boyfriend, Steve Peoples, in April 2016. The couple tied the knot on September 30, 2017, in a private wedding ceremony in New York. Besides that, her husband Steve serves as a political reporter for The Associated Press.
Zain Asher Career
Asher graduated with a Distinction in Oral Spanish from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish. Additionally, she earned a Master of Science from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2006. Mid-year 2012, Asher joined Money Magazine, and worked as a reporter covering career and investing. She was there for over 1 year and later moved to CNN, at the onset of the year 2013. She began as a National Correspondent in New York, covering the stock market from the New York Stock Exchange, high-profile IPOs, and U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy.
In 2014 Asher was part of a CNN team sent to Nigeria to report on the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants in Chibok, Nigeria. A year and seven months later, she was promoted to the position of Anchor at CNN and anchors “One World with Zain Asher” on weekdays at 12 pm ET. Furthermore, Asher also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN’s weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets, and often hosts interviews with CEOs and world leaders for the show.
Additionally, she is also the author of the book ‘Where the Children Take Us’ which is a memoir that tells the story of her mother’s excruciating fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. Moreover, Asher has anchored major breaking news and stories for CNN including, the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic, the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the August 2020 explosion in Beirut.
Zain Asher Salary
Asher earns a monthly salary of approximately $40,000 dollars
Zain Asher’s Net Worth
Asher is currently worth approximately $5 million dollars
Social Media Accounts
Asher 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.