David McKenzie Profile
David McKenzie is an American Correspondent and News Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in December 2007.
David McKenzie Education
McKenzie first attended Duke University in 1996 and graduated 4 years later with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Policy and Psychology. He then attended New York University in the year 2001 and after 3 years there, he obtained a Masters in Journalism. There, he was on full Knight Foundation and Broadcast Teaching scholarships, as well as Edwin Diamond Award for Excellence. McKenzie is also a 2020 alumnus of Harvard Business School Online where he studied Management Essentials.
David McKenzie Career
McKenzie serves at CNN as a Senior International Correspondent based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Spanning 5 continents with his career in reporting on CNN, he has provided coverage from over 30 African nations. He took part in the network’s team coverage of the global coronavirus pandemic where he acquired exclusive access to some of the hardest hit zones in the region and highlighted the deep inequality of vaccine distribution.
He has covered some of the major and talked about stories in Africa for CNN, such as Nelson Mandela’s death, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. McKenzie earned the prestigious Royal Television Society Award in the year 2019 for “Best Breaking News Coverage.” At the time, he served as the lead member of the network team reporting on Robert Mugabe’s ouster from power.
McKenzie has covered multiple investigative projects for all of the platforms on the network, such as revealing Chinese involvement in ivory smuggling; white supremacist groups in South Africa; and accessing migrant smuggling gangs in Tunisia.
Over the years with CNN, he has conducted interviews with numerous high-profile leaders and personalities such as Denis Mukwege (Nobel Prize winner), Wangari Maathai (Nobel Prize winner), Raila Odinga (Kenyan Prime Minister), Cyril Ramaphosa (South African President), and many others. He served as the network’s Beijing-based correspondent from February 2013 to July 2015. McKenzie began at CNN as a correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Quick Facts About McKenzie
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
McKenzie was among the 1st reporters to report on the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 and spent a couple of weeks with Chinese families trying to get closure on their beloved. He revealed China’s human rights record and exposed the severe impact of Chinese pollution. McKenzie acquired exclusive access to China’s space program for “Inside Space City,” a CNN special.
He was the 1st international reporter to acquire access to controversial oil fields in Sudan to cover alleged pollution. He was also among the 1st foreign correspondents to reveal the threat of piracy off the Somalia coast. At this time, he was based in Kenya. He was responsible for investigating the plight of the mentally ill in Kenya in the year 2011 for “World’s Untold Stories,” the network’s documentary series. Her other special, “Locked Up and Forgotten,” earned the Amnesty International Media Awards in the category of “International Television and Radio.” McKenzie also earned a National Headliner award later in the same year for his contribution to reporting on the deadly famine in Somalia. He contributed to the network’s Peabody award-winning reporting on the Arab Spring from Libya.
McKenzie began his career in New York where he worked at international newsgathering and broadcasters organizations; Reuters, BBC, and ABC News. There he served as a writer and freelance producer. Before McKenzie joined CNN, he worked as a producer and correspondent at UNICEF. There he worked with UNICEF’s Africa Services Unit.
David McKenzie Age
McKenzie’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old McKenzie is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
David McKenzie Height
McKenzie stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
David McKenzie Family
Information regarding McKenzie’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
David McKenzie Wife
Information about McKenzie’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if McKenzie is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
David McKenzie Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
David McKenzie’s Net Worth
McKenzie has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Reporter.
David McKenzie CNN
At CNN McKenzie works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes
- Paula Hancocks