Jennifer Ashton Profile
Jennifer Lee Garfein is an American author, TV correspondent, and physician working for ABC News serving as an anchor and a correspondent. She also serves as the chief medical and health editor for Good Morning America and ABC News.
Jennifer Ashton Education
Ashton studied English and French at Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York City. She, later on, joined Columbia College, Columbia University where she attained her bachelor’s degree in art history in 1991. She also attained her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000. Soon after, she attended Columbia University where she attained her master’s degree in nutrition in 2016.
Jennifer Ashton Career
Ashton is an author, TV correspondent, and physician who also serves as a columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine and chief women’s health correspondent for The Dr. Oz Show. She also often contributes to a show on ABC daytime called All You Need To Know. Furthermore, she also makes some appearances as a moderator and guest speaker for women’s health issues awareness events.
Ashton is also a certified gynecologist and obstetrician who concluded her residency at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center which is now Mount Sinai Morningside based in New York. She also spent some time as a physician at Medical Center and Englewood Hospital. It is an affiliate of Mount Sinai Medical Center based in Englewood, New Jersey, and is in private practice.
Jennifer Ashton TV Career
In 2006, Ashton started her TV career and was also the first female medical contributor to the Fox News Channel. She also made some appearances on A Baby Story which was aired on TLC, and also appeared on Oprah & Friends XM radio’s The Dr. Oz Show. In 2009, she joined CBS News where she served as a medical correspondent and also contributed to the station’s media platforms. She often made some appearances on The Early Show as well as Evening News with Katie Couric which all aired on CBS. Additionally, she is also one of the greatest featured expert commentators on WCBS Radio and its national affiliates.
Ashton also spent some time co-hosting a short-lived ABC television series The Revolution which was canceled in April 2012. In 2012, she joined forces with ABC News where she started off by serving as a senior medical contributor. While at ABC News, she managed to make appearances on ABC World News Tonight as well as Good Morning America. Ashton’s role changed from being a medical contributor to being an on-air personality for the daytime talk show The Doctors in 2013. In March 2020, she started co-hosting during showings of GMA3: What You Need To Know.
Jennifer Ashton ABC News
Ashton is currently working at ABC News where she works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- David Muir
- Whit Johnson
- Amy Robach
- Mona Kosar Abdi
- Robin Roberts (newscaster)
- George Stephanopoulos
- Lara Spencer
- Ginger Zee
- Rob Marciano
- Andrew Dymburt
- Linsey Davis
- T. J. Holmes
Quick Facts About Jennifer Ashton
|Full Name||Jennifer Lee Garfein|
|Age||52 years old|
|Net Worth||$4 Million – $8 Million|
Jennifer Ashton Age
Ashton was born on April 23, 1969, in George Air Force Base, California, U.S. She is therefore 52 years old as of 2021.
Jennifer Ashton Height
Ashton stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Jennifer Ashton Family
Ashton was born to Oscar Garfein (father) and Dorothy Garfein (mother). Her father Oscar is also a doctor who is a New York City cardiologist while her mother is a well-known registered nurse. She was also raised alongside her brother by the name of Evan Garfein. His brother Garfein is chief of reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery working at Montefiore Hospital in New York City.
Jennifer Ashton Husband(Robert Ashton)
Ashton was married to her late husband Robert Ashton Jr on August 31, 1996. Robert was a thoracic and cardiac surgeon who was well known. The couple was also blessed with two daughters Alex and Chloe. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in January 2017, and the reasons behind their divorce are still not known by the public.
Jennifer Ashton’s Husband’s (Robert Ashton) Death
Two weeks after Jennifer and Robert divorced, Robert ended his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. After a while, Ashton finally talked about the death of his ex-husband during an interview with colleague George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America in February 2017. She also disclosed that she had to learn Transcendental Meditation through the David Lynch Foundation. She also talked about how difficult it was for her and her two daughters to cope with life after the suicide incident.
Dr. Robert Ashton obituary
Robert Ashton was a thoracic surgeon, father to Alex and Chloe, son to Lillian and Bob Ashton, of Naples, Florida. He is also the ex-husband of Jennifer Ashton who divorced in January 2017. He was born in Vineland, NJ, went to Muhlenberg College, and later on joined the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did his cardiothoracic fellowship at Columbia where he met his ex-wife, Dr. Jennifer Garfein Ashton.
Robert worked at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx where he served as the thoracic surgery director. Furthermore, he also served as chief thoracic surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Jennifer Ashton Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Ashton earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jennifer Ashton Net Worth
Ashton has an estimated net worth of between $4 Million – $ 8Million which she has earned through her successful career as an author, TV correspondent, and physician.
Jennifer Ashton Awards and Recognitions
Ashton has also managed to win several awards ever since she started her career in journalism as well as a doctor. For instance, she was recognized by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey as a Woman of Achievement in 2007. She was also awarded a Hope for The Future Award from The October woman Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Jennifer Ashton Daughter (Chloe Ashton)
Ashton and her ex-husband were blessed with a daughter by the name of Chloe Ashton. She is a ice hockey participant at Havard University who gained fame for being the daughter to Ashton and Robert. Furthermore, she also went to Lawrenceville Faculty for her secondary faculty research and is expected to be graduating in 2024.
Jennifer Ashton Books
- The Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You, Jennifer Ashton with Christine Larson, 2009.
- Your Body Beautiful: Clockstopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong, and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyond, Jennifer Ashton with Christine Rojo, 2012.
- Eat This When You’re Expecting, Not That: Your Complete Guide to the Very Best Foods For Every Stage of Pregnancy, Jennifer Ashton, and David Zinczenko, 2016.
- Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss, Jennifer Ashton, 2019.
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