One of the most famous faces on international television, Dana Bash is an American journalist, anchorwoman and also a political correspondent.
She currently serves as the chief political correspondent for CNN. She joined CNN back in 1993 and worked hard to get to the position she is now.
In 2006, Dana was made CNN’s chief congressional correspondent. And later in 2008, she landed another career-changing role as a member of CNN’s team of White House correspondents.
As a political journalist, Dana covered the 2000 US presidential primaries and the 2002 midterm elections. She equally participated in the network’s coverage of the 2004 US presidential campaign, and the 2006 mid-term election coverage.
Dana Bash’s Biography
47-year-old Dana was born on 15 June 1971 in New York City, US.
She, who stands at the height of 5’ 6’’ (1.57m), was born to a Reform Jewish family in Manhattan. Her mother was an educator and author in Jewish studies while her father was an ABC News producer, who served as the senior broadcast producer for Good Morning America.
Following the path of her father, Dana graduated with cum laude from George Washington University in political communications. While at college, she interned at CBS, where Jeff Glor served as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News.
Moreover, she also interned at NBC, where Tom Costello worked as a correspondent, and at CNN alongside Ivan Watson. On 12 May 2018, Dana received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.
How Much is Dana’s Net Worth?
The exact take-home pay of CNN’s political correspondent is not available in the domain of the public. However, if talking about the average salary of a CNN correspondent, they earn $30,000 annually or $14 per hour.
With the fact that Bash has several decades of experience in CNN career, she surely has amassed a hefty amount of salary from her career. However, she has not shared the exact details of her net worth to the media.
Dana's Romance With Boyfriend, Spencer Garrett
The political correspondent Dana is currently dating actor Spencer Garrett Heckenkamp, known professionally for his work in Mad Men and House of Cards.
Dana and Spencer were first introduced by their mutual friends in the year 2013.
One day, Spencer was out shopping with entrepreneur Susanna Quinn. At the time he asked Susanna if she knew any single women. Susanna referred Dana Bash and said she was single.
Later, Susanna texted Dana and asked her to Google Spencer. Afterward, Dana met Spencer and found love in his soul. Since then, they started dating each other and are inseparable.
Dana even quoted her boyfriend Spencer her “celebrity crush” in a Q&A for The Hill.
Dana Bash enjoys candlelight dinner with her loving boyfriend, Spencer Garrett on 6 May 2018 (Photo: Dana Bash's Instagram)
It’s already been five years since Dana started dating Spencer; the couple's bond is still going strong.
Both the lovebirds seem pretty serious in their relationship and are only yet to take their relationship to the next level by getting married.
Dana's Failed Marriages With Ex-Husbands
Before Spencer, Correspondent Dana has been married and divorced twice.
Well, she was first married to former CIA and Defense Department Chief of Staff, Jeremy Bash in the year 1998.
However, after nine years of long relationship, the couple decided to end their relationship. So, they divorced in 2007 without any publicized reason. But even after the divorce, Dana didn't change her surname as she still goes by "Bash."
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After separating from her first husband, Dana got married to fellow CNN anchor John King in 2008. She even welcomed a son named Jonah Frank in 2011.
But just after a year of the birth of their first child, Dana and John, who owns a net worth of $2 million, ended their marital voyage. They officially divorced in 2012.