Zain Asher Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Zain Asher is a British Nigerian News Anchor/Reporter/Host working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the station in February 2013.

Zain Asher Profile, Bio, Wiki

Zain Asher is a British Nigerian News Anchor/Reporter/Host working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the station in February 2013.

Zain Asher Education

Asher is a proud alumnus of Oxford University and Columbia University. She first graduated from Oxford University in the year 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish and French. She then graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in the year 2006 with a Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism. In the year 2021, Asher was named an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford University.

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Zain Asher Career

Asher serves at CNN as a news anchor of “One World with Zain Asher,” the new global news program which airs from Monday to Friday at 12 pm ET. She also serves as a host of a weekly business show, “Marketplace Africa” and regularly conducts interviews with CEOs and world leaders for the program. She has worked as an anchor for significant business stories and breaking news for CNN such as the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s anti-police violence protests, and the US-China trade war, just to name a few.

Asher was among the CNN team that was assigned to go to Nigeria to cover the kidnapping of many schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants in Chibok in the year 2014. The coverage of the horrific abduction done by the CNN team was honored with a 2014 Peabody Award.

Before Asher’s current position at CNN, she used to be a business correspondent, where she covered the United States Federal Reserve monetary policy, high-profile IPOs, and the stock market from the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining CNN, Asher worked for MONEY magazine, where she mainly focused on covering investing and careers. She worked for News 12 in New York as a general assignment reporter before going to MONEY magazine. 

Zain Asher Age, Birthday / How old is Zain Asher?

Asher is 38 years old as of 2021. She was born on August 27, 1983, in Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, England. She celebrates her birthday on the 27th of August every year.

Quick Facts About Zain Asher

Age38 years old as of 2021
NationalityBritish Nigerian
SpouseSteve Peoples
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Zain Asher Height, Measurements

How tall is Zain Asher? Asher stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m).

Zain Asher Family, Parents, Siblings

Asher was born to her loving parents, Obiajulu Ejiofor (mother) and Arinze Ejiofor (father). She was raised in West Norwood, South London. Her mother is alive and has worked as a Pharmacist in Brixton. Her father is currently dead. He died in a tragic car accident during a road trip in Nigeria. During the death of Asher’s dad, she was 5 years old. Before Asher’s dad died, he was working as a Physician. Mentioning her siblings, Asher has a brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Asher is fluent in Spanish, French, and Igbo (her native Nigerian dialect).

Zain Asher Brother

Asher’s brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is a British actor. He is 44 years old as of 2021, having been born on July 10, 1977, in Forest Gate, east London. He is a proud recipient of different awards. He holds a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, 5 Golden Globe Awards, and 3 Screen Actors. He is also a proud nominee for an Academy Award. Chiwetel is a sole survivor of a car accident.

Zain Asher’s Husband, Wedding

Asher is married to Steve Peoples, a political reporter working for The Associated Press. They tied the knot on September 30, 2017, at a private wedding ceremony in Sintra, Portugal. Before the wedding, they were in an engagement, of which they engaged in April 2016. Asher and her husband first met while on a work trip to Boston.

Zain Asher Pregnant, Baby

In August 2018, Asher announced that she would have a baby soon. On August 13, she posted a photo on her Instagram page and captioned it that the baby’s room was ready. The name of her baby is currently under review.

Zain Asher Salary

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

Zain Asher’s Net Worth

Asher has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter/Host.

Zain Asher Book

On April 26, 2022, HarperCollins released a book, “Where The Children Take Us,” which entails Asher’s memoir. Asher’s 2015 Tedx talk “Trust Your Struggle” inspired the book, which has over 2.2 million views on YouTube as of the year 2022.

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