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OccupationMeteorologist
EthnicityCanadian
Place of birthCanada

Introduction and Education

Ashleigh Banfield was born on December 29 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a well-known American-Canadian journalist who is currently hosting news program called Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield for CNN. Banfield attended Balmorals Hall School during her school days. She later in 1985 graduated from there. In 1988 she did BA in political Science from Queen’s University which is situated at Ontario. Later she studied at University of British’s Advance in 1992.

Career

In 1988 she started her career working at CJBN-TV in Kenora, Ontario and later in the same year at CKY-TV in Winnipeg. She also worked as an anchor for CRRN-TV in Edmonton from 1989 till 1992. Later she worked as a producer at CICT-TV in Calgary for a year and for a year as an evening news anchor and also business correspondent. For her hard-work and dedication towards the she also won awards. During her work as associate producer for ABC’s World News Tonight she covered 1992 Clinton Summit in Vancouver and 1991 Gorbachev Summit in Russia. Later she was hired by MSNBC in 2000. Before she was hired she worked at KDFW-TV in Dallas. She hosted MSNBC Investigates and worked at NBC News becoming host with Gina Gaston and Mika Brzezinski for HomePage.

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“I have had it with people who are threatening me and my kids and my family over simply commenting on the law and criminal procedure, and respecting juries. Because they do work hard. They work way harder than I do; and they work way harder than the rest of those people making those peanut gallery comments.”

She also have reported from the streets of Manhattan on September 11 2001 where the World Trade Center was collapsed. While 7 World Trade Center collapsed she was reporting a few blocks north of the site. After her report she was promoted and MSNBC and became the producer of a program A Region in Conflict. She also interviewed Taliban prisoners and also visited hospital in Kabul during the conflict in Afghanistan. She also covered other experiences in Afghanistan. While she was in Pakistan she interviewed Catholic priest in Pakistan, Iraqi woman aiding refugees and also Father Gregory Rice. She gave a speech in Kansas State University in April 2003.

She spoke about media coverage of the conflict in Iraq and also against cable news operator who wrap themselves in American flag and go after certain target demographic giving Fox News Channel as an example. In 2005 she joined CourtTv which is now renamed as TruTV. In January 2012 she joined CNN as co-anchor with Zoraida Sambolin at Early Start. She later moved to 11 a.m. edition of CNN Newsroom in New York on August 13 2012 replacing Kyra Phillips.Banfield was awarded with Iris Awards twice in 1994 for the Best News Documentary and Best of Festival category. While working at KDFW-TV in Dallas she also won Emmy Award. 

Personal Life and Other Facts

Banfield got married to Howard Gould in 2004. He is the real state financier who also founded carbon credit trading company Equator Environmental. He is also the great-grandson of Jay Gould who is a famous railroad developer. The couple first met each other at Central Park in New York in 2002 while Gould was walking with his two pugs and Banfield with her two Westies. The couple is blessed with two sons named Jay Fischer Gould and Ridley Banfield Gould. She is also the band member of The Rusty River Rafters as a backup singer.Banfield zodiac sign is Capricorn. She is 5 feet 8 inch tall. Her net worth salary is about $2000000.

Updated On Thu Jan 08 2015 Published On Thu Jan 08 2015 By rajan

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