John King, a famous well-known journalist of CNN, was born on August 30, 1963. King has experience of working as an anchor on State of the Union and John King, USA which used to broadcasted at 7 pm on CNN, before it was canceled. He currently works as a CNN chief national correspondent based in Washington DC. He also hosts the show Inside Politics.
BACKGROUND & HIS RISE TO MAINSTREAM
John King, who is of Irish descent was born and grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He completed his school level education from Boston Latin School and complete bachelor’s degree in journalism from Harrington School of Communication and Media from the University of Rhode Island.
John King is famous by his nickname “Magic wall” for his reporting technique during 2008 presidential election. He used technology to provide diverse analysis of election using graphics and pictures.Now King is considered as one of the experienced personality at CNN. He has worked for various TV shows of CNN including Of The Union With John King and John king the USA. Before joining CNN he has already made his identity as an award-winning reporter and established writer and has also gained name and fame as a celebrated political correspondent.
He began his career at CNN as a White House based Senior Correspondent in the year 1999 and held the same position till 2005. His show named after him “John King USA” was broadcasted from 2010 to 2011 and due to falling rating, it was canceled. Though John King has shown his strong presence in Journalism he has been into some controversies as well that degraded his image. During Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, he reported that suspect had been identified by police without credible source and other media such as Fox followed his report which later created controversies. In the year 2013, he even spoke to CNN for not updating their news timely and for repeating same news many times. King was the first man to report about the Osama Bin Laden’s death to channel viewers. He has been awarded for covering Gulf War in Kuwait in an impressive manner.
“There is a lot of noise and conflict in our political discourse, which is fun to cover, but I’m convinced from my travels that people also thirst for more details as well as insight and context.”
While coming to his personal life, he has many ups and downs in his personal life. King married Jean Marie as his first wife and had two sons Noah King and Hannah King. But their relation did not go well for long due to some personal reasons and misunderstandings. In 2008 he married CNN anchor Dana Bash as his second wife and once again it didn’t go well and they divorced in 2012. Although they have not revealed reason of divorce, people have assumed that busy professional life is the main reason behind the divorce. He had one son with Bash. Currently, King is single but there have been rumors that he is currently dating with actor Spencer Garrett since 2013. King has earned $2 million throughout his career and he stands tall with a height of 6’2’’.