Athena Jones Biography
Athena Jones is a media personality serving as a national correspondent for CNN based in New York. She joined the network in 2011 as a general assignment reporter based in Washington. Previously, she was a CNN’s White House correspondent, covering President Trump and his administration for all of the network’s programs and platforms. She was also a White House producer with NBC.
Athena Jones Age
She was born on July 6, 1976 in Boston, United States.
Athena Jones Height
Jones stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Athena Jones Nationality
She is American by nationality. She is also a Texan native.
Athena Jones Education
Jones graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Government. She also received a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University. In addition, she studied Spanish language, Literature and Arts and European Politics at the University of Madrid Complutense in Madrid, Spain and Islamic studies at the American Research Center in Cairo, Egypt, with Duke University.
Athena Jones Parents
Athena is the daughter of American parents, Gaynelle Griffin Jones and Robert Jones. Her father, Robert is from a family of sharecroppers in Louisiana. His parents were sharecroppers and so Robert and his siblings grew up picking cotton when they were kids. Robert and his wife, Gaynelle were lawyers. Gaynelle was the first African-American woman to obtain a position with the First Court of Appeals in Texas. She was also appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as the first Black woman to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. She passed on in 2013 after a long battle with cancer.
Athena Jones Siblings
There is no information on whether she has siblings or not.
Athena Jones Husband
When it comes to personal life, Jones remains very reserved. It is not clear whether she is married, single or in another relationship. She was initially in a relationship with an unknown guy though the two parted ways.
Athena Jones CNN
Jones is a CNN national correspondent based in New York. She joined the network in 2011 as a general assignment reporter based in Washington bureau. Formerly, she was a CNN White House correspondent, covering President Trump and his administration for all of the network’s programs and platforms. She has reported on politics and on a wide range of general news stories for programs across the network from breaking news to national stories. She has also covered debates over immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, the war against ISIS and debt and budget issues, in addition to protests against police brutality, Ebola, the Covid-19 pandemic, the #MeToo movement, Supreme Court decisions, weather events and the arts.
Previously, Jones was a White House producer with NBC, where she wrote packages, produced story segments and reported on air for MSNBC and NBC News. She covered the presidential campaigns of then-Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the 2008 election cycle for NBC and the National Journal. Prior to her work at NBC, Jones served as a freelance segment producer for CNN. In addition, from 2001 to 2003, she worked as a reporter for Reuters based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she covered the Argentine presidential elections, the farm industry, the collapse of the country’s economy and other general news stories. Before Reuters, Jones reported on politics and the economy in both Chile and Argentina for Bloomberg News.
Athena Jones Cancer
Jones was first diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer in 2012. She underwent surgery and she became cancer free. In 2015, she was diagnosed again with triple positive, invasive breast cancer. She started her chemotherapy in February 2016. After a series of chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was declared cancer free.
Athena Jones Salary
She earns an average salary of $66,000 per year.
Athena Jones Net Worth
Her estimated net worth is $1 million.
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