Jeff Zeleny Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Gay, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Jeff Zeleny is an American Correspondent and Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in the year 2015.

Jeff Zeleny Profile

Jeff Zeleny is an American Correspondent and Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in the year 2015.

Jeff Zeleny Education

Zeleny graduated from Exeter High School in Nebraska and then attended the University of Nebraska. He graduated from the university in 1996 with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. During his stint at the university, he served as the school’s newspaper, Daily Nebraskan, as an editor. Also, he also played trumpet in the university’s Cornhusker Marching Band. While in high school, he worked for the New York News-Times as a contributor to sports stories.

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Jeff Zeleny Career

Zeleny serves at CNN as a chief national affairs correspondent, a role he has held since January 2021. Previously, he served as a senior White House correspondent, where he covered the Donald Trump administration with an emphasis on his pivotal role in the 2018 midterm election campaign for all of CNN’s platforms and programs. Also, he served as a senior Washington correspondent, where he covered the overall 2020 campaign.

Zeleny has reported on Joe Biden, and that marked his 4th consecutive presidency coverage — he traveled around the nation and the world at large with Presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush. Zeleny reported on the 2016 campaign, his 5th presidential election. This was from the early days of the Republican and Democratic primaries through the general election contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Before joining CNN, he served at ABC News as a senior Washington correspondent. In that capacity, he provided extensive reports on the Republican Party as it took over the United States Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, and on the Barrack Obama administration. Before going to ABC News, he worked for The New York Times as a national political correspondent. There he reported on Barrack Obama’s 2008 campaign for the White House, as well as the 2012 presidential election. He also reported on the first 2 years of Barrack Obama’s administration as a White House correspondent. Zeleny worked for a British daily national newspaper based in London, The Times, as a reporter for Congress.

Zeleny has worked for the Chicago Tribune as a national political correspondent. While there, he reported on the 1st term of the George W. Bush administration and the 2004 presidential campaign. He began as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune on the Metropolitan desk based in Chicago, Illinois. He was among the reporting team that earned a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism. The honor was for documenting gridlock in the country’s air traffic system. Zeleny started his career in journalism at the Des Moines Register.

Quick Facts About Zeleny

Age49 years old as of 2022
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Jeff Zeleny Age

Zelenyis 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on June 10, 1973, in Exeter, Nebraska, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of June every year.

Jeff Zeleny Height

Zeleny stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Jeff Zeleny Family

Zeleny was born to his loving parents, Robert Dean Zeleny (father) and Diane Naomi (mother). He was raised in Exeter, Nebraska alongside his 2 older brothers, Michael Jon Zeleny and James Robert Zeleny. The three brothers grew up on the family farm.

Jeff Zeleny Wife

Zeleny is openly gay. Information regarding Zeleny’s partner is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Jeff Zeleny Salary

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

Jeff Zeleny’s Net Worth

Zeleny has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and Reporter.

Jeff Zeleny Illness

In the month of August 2022, there were rumors of Zeleny being sick. However, Zeleny has never revealed any information about him having health issues or being ill. He has always been in good health. There will be an update as soon as any information regarding his health is available in the limelight. 

Jeff Zeleny CNN

At CNN Zeleny 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. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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