Jeff Zeleny Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Brothers, Partner, CNN, ABC News, Net Worth

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Jeff Zeleny Biography

Jeff Zeleny is an American Chief National Affairs Correspondent for CNN. Previously, he was Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News. He won a Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago Tribune during his newspaper career.

Jeff Zeleny Age

Jeffrey is 48 years old, he was born on June 10, 1973, in Exeter, Nebraska, the U.S as Jeffrey Dean Zeleny.

Jeff Zeleny Height

Jeff’s height is around 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Jeff Zeleny Education

Zeleny studied at Exeter High School which is a public high school in the small town of Exeter, Nebraska. He contributed sports stories to the York News-Times in neighboring York County as a student.

Zeleny joined the University of Nebraska, where he studied journalism and political science. He graduated in the year 1996. While at the university, he was the editor of the Daily Nebraskan, the school’s newspaper. Also, he played trumpet in the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Marching Band.

Jeff Zeleny Parents

Jeffrey was born and grew up in Exeter, Nebraska to Diane Naomi (née Yeck) and Robert Dean Zeleny.

Jeff Zeleny Brothers

He was born as Jeffrey Dean Zeleny alongside his two older brothers, James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny, and was raised with them on the family farm.

Jeff Zeleny Partner, Wife

Jeff is openly gay. However, information about his partner is not known.

Jeff Zeleny CNN

In 2015, he joined CNN and works as a senior Washington correspondent covering the year 2020 campaign.

Before, worked as the network’s Senior White House Correspondent covering the Trump administration with a focus on President Trump’s pivotal role in the year 2018 midterm election campaign for all of the network’s programs and platforms.

Jeff Zeleny ABC News

Since February 2013, Zeleny worked as ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent. He covered Congress as well as national politics and reported for all broadcasts and platforms including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir” as well as “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Also, he reported for ABC News Radio and all ABC News digital properties, such as a weekly interview show, “The Fine Print,” as part of the ABC News/Yahoo “Power Players” video series.


Before joining ABC News, he worked as the national political correspondent for The New York Times, where he was the lead reporter on the year 2012 presidential campaign. Also, he covered Barack Obama’s road to the White House in the year 2008 and his administration, traveling to Cairo in June 2009 to cover the President’s first major address to the Muslim world and to Oslo to cover the president receiving a Nobel Peace Prize. Also, he has covered Congress for the Times.

Before, he served as the national political correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He had joined the network in the year 2000 as a reporter on the Metropolitan desk in Chicago, where he was a member of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for documenting gridlock in the nation’s air traffic system.

He started his career at the Des Moines Register, where he covered the opening round of the 2000 presidential campaign. He has also served at The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Florida Times-Union as well as the Lincoln Journal Star.

Jeff Zeleny Stutter

Jeff is a stutter and started attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln at the age of five for speech and language counseling. He was honored by the Stuttering Foundation, the world’s leading charitable organization helping those who stutter in May 2013. The event celebrated National Stuttering Awareness Week.

Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation said; “Jeff gave an inspired commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, a campus he began visiting at the age five for speech and language counseling.

He courageously shared his own experiences as a person who stutters with the graduating class before him. He not only detailed, for the first time, his fear of public speaking but also offered sage advice to the audience facing adversity and overcoming one’s fears. And through the wonders of YouTube, his address was captured for posterity – and for the stuttering community to treasure for decades to come.

Jeff shared four valuable life lessons he had learned during his time working with speech-language pathologists at the University: ’Step outside your comfort zone, confront your fears, challenge yourself, and don’t be afraid of failure,’ he told the graduates. These mantras are well known to all patients who work on their own fluency. Thank you for reminding us all, Jeff.”

Jeff Zeleny Net Worth and Salary

Jeff has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars. He also receives an annual salary of $143,852.

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