David Chalian Bio, Age, Height, Family, Partner, Baby, CNN, Salary

David Chalian

David Chalian Biography

David Chalian is a media personality serving as Vice President and CNN’s Political Director. He oversees political coverage across all CNN platforms. Previously, he served as Vice President for Video Programming at POLITICO.

David Chalian Age

He was born on July 20, 1973.

David Chalian Height

He is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

David Chalian Nationality

Chalian is American by nationality.

David Chalian Education

David graduated from Marlboro High School, a public comprehensive high school in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, in 1991. He also earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Theater and Political Science from Northwestern University in 1995.

David Chalian Parents

He is the son of Carol A. Krimko of Manalapan, New Jersey, and Robert P. Chalian. His father was a salesman in the garment industry in New York. He died in 1984 and he was of Armenian-Jewish heritage. His mother retired as a teacher at Frank J. Dugan Elementary School in Marlboro, New Jersey.

He is also the stepson of Lloyd Krimko, who retired as a pharmacist in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

David Chalian Partner

David is married to Justin Tyler Bernstine. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on November 4, 2017, at the Parker Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California. Tom Paris, a minister who was ordained through the Christian National Church, officiated at a nondenominational ceremony.

Justin is the assistant dean for undergraduate academic services in the School of Communication at American University in Washington. He graduated from Brown and received a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University.

David Chalian Baby

David and his partner Justin welcomed a baby boy, Isaac Bernstine Chalian, on January 8, 2022. Isaac weighed in at 7lbs, 9oz. He also measures 18.5 inches long.

Isaac’s gestational carrier is Michele. Michele is also married to Amanda.


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David Chalian Daughter

David’s daughter, Olivia, was born on May 4, 2020. The couple also welcomed a son, Isaac Bernstine Chalian, on January 8, 2022. On January 12, 2022, David wrote on Instagram: “Michele, our incredible gestational carrier, will forever remain a true hero of ours – as will her amazing wife Amanda and their family who have supported her (and us) thoroughly as she carried both our daughter and, now, our son. She is doing great and recovering at home.”


“Justin and I cannot wait to take Isaac home to DC to meet his big sister Olivia who, no doubt, is ready to teach him everything he needs to know.”


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David Chalian CNN

Chalian is CNN’s Vice President of Political Coverage and Political Director. He oversees CNN’s daily political coverage across all platforms, the polling, and decision desk operations. He also helps guide the editorial content for the network’s special event political programming. In addition, Chalian plays an instrumental role in the network’s daily coverage by providing on-air political analysis across the network’s programs.

Prior to arriving at CNN, Chalian served as Vice President for Video Programming at POLITICO. He oversaw all of the video efforts including POLITICO LIVE special events coverage and all-new video program and product development. Before that, he served as Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo! News, Political Editor and on-air political analyst for PBS NewsHour, and ABC News Political Director.

While at the PBS NewsHour, Chalian oversaw the political coverage that won the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in television political journalism. He also won an Emmy Award as part of the team that produced ABC News’ presidential inauguration coverage in January 2009.

David Chalian Salary and Net Worth

His salary and net worth are under review.

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