Jamie Gangel Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Twins, CNN, Salary

Jamie Gangel

Jamie Gangel Biography

Jamie Gangel is an award winning special correspondent for CNN. She joined the network in August 24, 2015. Previously, she was a national correspondent for NBC News’ Today Show.

Jamie Gangel Age

She was born on November 2, 1955 in New York, United States.

Jamie Gangel Height

She is 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Jamie Gangel Nationality

Gangel is American by nationality.

Jamie Gangel Education

She was raised in New York City where she attended The Dalton School. In 1976, she attended Harvard University where she studied International Economics. She also graduated from Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1977.

Jamie Gangel Parents

Gangel is the daughter of Civil Court Judge Phyllis Gangel-Jacob and Richard I. Gangel, both of New York. Her parents divorced eleven months after she was born. Phyllis, her mother is a retired justice of the New York Supreme Court and Jewish while her father is an investor. Her stepfather, Bernard E. Jacob, is a professor at the Hofstra University Law School and her stepmother, Roni J. Gangel, is a real-estate developer in Manhattan.


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Jamie Gangel Siblings

There is no information about whether she has siblings or not.

Jamie Gangel Husband

Gangel married Daniel Silva in October 8, 1988 at the Mayflower Hotel. The marriage was officiated by Judge Stanley S. Harris of Federal District Court in Washington. Her husband is a writer; best-selling author of 21 espionage and thriller novels whose main focus is Gabriel Allon and a former producer for CNN. He is also the son of Carol Silva and Richard Silva of Merced, California. His parents were teachers in the Merced school system.

Jamie and Daniel met while they were both correspondents in the Middle East. Her husband converted from Catholicism to Judaism, her religion and they live in Florida.

Jamie Gangel Kids

She has twins, Lily and Nicholas.


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Jamie Gangel CNN

Gangel is a correspondent for CNN and she joined the network in August 2015. Prior to that, Gangel worked at NBC News since 1983 as national correspondent for TODAY, covering a variety of issues, from popular culture to hard news.


As TODAY National Correspondent, she became well known for her long-format features and interviews, profiling everyone from presidents and celebrities to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Among her many exclusives, Gangel has profiled presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, as well as dozens of prominent newsmakers including Vice President Dick Cheney, first lady Laura Bush, first lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Chris Christie and Donald Trump.

Over her career Jamie made headlines with many other exclusive interviews, such as radio host Rush Limbaugh, Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist, the first interview with Linda Tripp, legendary American artist Andrew Wyeth, the only television interview with actor Robert Downey Jr. while he was in California State prison, Florida Governor Jeb Bush on his daughter Noelle’s battle with drug addiction, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and businessman Ross Perot.

For TODAY, Gangel reported around the world, from Europe to Africa to South America. In 1987, she covered the Iran-Iraq war as part of the Pentagon pool in the Persian Gulf. In 1986, Gangel covered stories in Central America, reporting on the war between the Nicaraguan government and the Contras. She also covered the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson, John Glenn, and Gary Hart, and the vice-presidential campaign of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.

She began her career in broadcast journalism in 1978 as an assignment editor for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. At the same time, she worked for all-news radio station WTOP-AM, the CBS affiliate in Washington. In 1982, she joined television station WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor.

Jamie Gangel Awards

  • Edward R. Murrow Award, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
  • Gracie Award, by the American Women in Radio and Television.
  • Clarion Award.
  • Associated Press Award for Best Spot News Coverage.
  • Gracie Award.
  • Emmy Award.

Jamie Gangel Salary

Gangel earns an average salary of $100,000 per year.

Jamie Gangel Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.

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