Athena Jones Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Athena Jones is an American Correspondent and Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in the year 2011.

Athena Jones Profile

Athena Jones is an American Correspondent and Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in the year 2011.

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Athena Jones

Athena Jones Education

Jones is a proud graduate of Harvard University as well as Columbia University. She graduated cum laude from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in Government. From Columbia University, she earned a Master’s degree in journalism. Jones has also been a student at the Complutense University of Madrid where she studied European politics, arts and literature, and the Spanish language. Also, she studied Islamic studies at the American Research Center in Cairo, Egypt, with Duke University.

Athena Jones Career

Jones serves at CNN as a national correspondent based in New York. Previously, she served as a White House correspondent where she covered President Donald Trump and his administration for all of CNN’s programs and platforms. She began as a general assignment correspondent at CNN. Over the years with CNN, she has covered politics and multiple general news stories for programs across CNN from national stories to breaking news.

Jones has reported on the coronavirus pandemic, Ebola epidemic, protests against police brutality, debates over immigration reform, the war against ISIS and debt and budget issues, and weather events. She has also covered the Supreme Court decisions and the #MeToo movement.

Before joining CNN, she worked for NBC News as a White House producer. There she was responsible for writing packages, producing story segments, and reporting on air for NBC News as well as MSNBC. She reported on the presidential campaigns of then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, during the 2008 election cycle for the National Journal as well as for NBC. 

Before going to NBC, she worked for CNN as a freelance segment producer. For 3 years (2001-2003), Jones served as a reporter for Reuters based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There she reported on various general news stories such as the collapse of the country’s economy, the farm industry, and the Argentine presidential elections. Before Reuters, she served at Bloomberg News as a reporter where she covered politics and the economy in both Argentina and Chile.

Quick Facts About Athena Jones

Full Name Athena Jones
Age 46 years old as of 2022
Nationality American
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Athena Jones Age / How old is Athena Jones?

Jones is 46 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 6, 1976, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 6th of July every year.

Athena Jones Height

How tall is Athena Jones? Jones stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).

Athena Jones Family

Jones was raised with her loving parents, Robert Jones (father) and Gaynelle Griffin Jones (mother). Her dad hails from a family of sharecroppers in Louisiana. Both of Jones’s parents were lawyers. Her mom was the 1st African-American woman to get a position with the First Court of Appeals in Texas. Also, in the year 1993, she was appointed as the 1st Black woman to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas by President Bill Clinton. It was so unfortunate that Jones’s mom died in the year 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Jones has siblings, whose identities are unknown at the moment.

Athena Jones Husband

Information about Jones’s dating life is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Jones is engaged to someone or whether she is married. It is also not known if she has any children.

Athena Jones Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Athena Jones’s Net Worth

Jones has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Correspondent and Reporter.

Athena Jones Cancer, Health

Jones is a cancer survivor. In 2012, she was diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer. She went through surgery and recovered. She was diagnosed with another type of cancer “triple positive” invasive breast cancer in the year 2015. In February 2016, she began her chemotherapy, whereby she underwent a series of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Eventually, she underwent major surgery and fortunately, she recovered. She is now cancer free and with no other health issues.

At CNN Jones works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Laura Jarrett
  13. Kristen Holmes
  14. Paula Hancocks
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