Quick Facts Ashleigh Banfield

  • NameAshleigh Banfield
  • NationalityCanadian-American
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Working ForCNN
  • Salary$ 200,000
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toHoward Gould (divorce) Chris Haynor (married in 2017)
  • ChildrenJay Fischer Gould,Ridley Banfield Gould
  • EducationUniversity of British Columbia
  • Online PresenceFacebook,Twitter,Wiki
  • FatherJohn Alexander Banfield
  • Birth PlaceWinnipeg, Manitoba
  • Net Worth$4 Million
  • MotherSuzanne Elizabeth Holland
  • AwardsEmmy Award

Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist who formerly worked for CNN. She hosted the programs such as Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start. Furthermore, Banfield was also the host and legal expert at the HLN TV network until 26th October 2018.

Banfield was first married to Howard Gould and had two children but the couple later divorced. Likewise, she married her boyfriend Chris Haynor in 2017.

How Much Does Ashleigh Banfield Earn From Her Profession? Net worth, Salary, Income

Ashleigh Banfield is a successful journalist and earns a tremendous sum of money from her career. She worked for CNN for long and hosted different programs including  Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start. 

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Benefield earns the average wage of around $1 million per year and her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as of 2019. Moreover, she further receives bonuses and allowances. 

During the divorce settlement with her former spouse, Benfield probably received a decent fortune and property as alimony. She is living a lavish life with her kids and current husband. 

Is Ashleigh Banfield Married After Her First Unsuccessful Marriage? Relationships, Affairs, Wedding, Kids

Ashleigh Banfield is married twice. She was first married to Howard Gould, real estate financier who is also the founder of the carbon credit trading company Equator Environmental. 

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Benfield and her partner Howard first met each other in 2002 at Central Park in New York. At that time, she was walking her two Westies and Gould was walking his two pugs. After dating for a couple of years, the duo wedlock on 24th July 2004.

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Their wedding was held at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club in Canada. From their relationship, the pair was blessed with two kids, sons Ridley Banfield Gould and Jay Fischer Gould. However, the things didn’t work out well in between the pair which resulted in their divorce. 

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So far, neither Banfield nor her spouse Howard has mentioned the actual reason behind their separation. After the split with her first husband, Ashleigh began dating Chris Haynor. They met for the first time in October 2014 on Math.com.

On 29th December 2017, the lovebirds tied the knot at the Hermitage Club ski lodge in Wilmington, Vermont. In their wedding around 50 guests were present. Banfield and her hubby are together since their wedding and so far there are no rumors of divorce. 

What Is The Birthdate Of Ashleigh Banfield? Early life And Education

Ashleigh Banfield was born on 29th December 1967, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the daughter of John Alexander Banfield and Suzanne Elizabeth Holland. Her nationality is Canadian-American and holds white ethnicity. 

Banfield attended Balmorals Hall School and graduated from there in 1985. In 1988 she did BA in Political Science from Queen’s University which is situated in Ontario. Later Banfield studied at the University of British’s Advance in 1992.

Ashleigh Banfield Career

In 1988 Ashleigh Banfield 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 a business correspondent.

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For her hard work and dedication towards her, also won awards. During her work as an associate producer for ABC’s World News Tonight she covered 1992 Clinton Summit in Vancouver and 1991 Gorbachev Summit in Russia.

Later Banfield 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 the host with Gina Gaston and Mika Brzezinski for HomePage.

Ashleigh also reported from the streets of Manhattan on 11th September 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 to MSNBC and became the producer of a program A Region in Conflict.

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Furthermore, Banfield also interviewed Taliban prisoners and also visited the hospital in Kabul during the conflict in Afghanistan. She also covered other experiences in Afghanistan. While she was in Pakistan Ashleigh interviewed Catholic priest in Pakistan, Iraqi woman aiding refugees and also Father Gregory Rice. She gave a speech at Kansas State University in April 2003.

Banfield spoke about media coverage of the conflict in Iraq and also against cable news operator who wraps themselves in the American flag and goes 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 Ashleigh 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 13th August 2012, replacing Kyra Phillips.

Ashleigh Banfield Awards

Ashleigh Banfield has won as well as been nominated for a few awards throughout her tenure. She was awarded Iris Awards twice in 1994 for the Best News Documentary and Best of Festival category. While working at KDFW-TV in Dallas Banfield also won Emmy Award.