Lucy Kafanov Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, CNN, Salary, Instagram

Lucy Kafanov

Lucy Kafanov Biography

Lucy Kafanov is a media personality serving as a correspondent for CNN based in the Denver bureau. She joined the network in 2019. Previously, she was a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in London. She also worked as a freelance journalist.

Lucy Kafanov Age

She was born on August 8, 1982 in Moscow, Russia.

Lucy Kafanov Height

Kafanov stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Lucy Kafanov Nationality

She is both Russian and American by nationality. She was born in Moscow, Russia and raised there until she was eight years when her family emigrated to the United States.

Lucy Kafanov Education

She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University.

Lucy Kafanov Family

Kafanov is the daughter of Eteri Lobzhanidze and Vasily Alexeyevich Kafanov. Her father, Vasily Alexeyevich Kafanov is a Russian-born painter and illustrator. He worked as an illustrator for The New York Times. His painting style mainly involves the depth of life in different forms. He also uses ceramics, printmaking and sculpture for making his artworks.

Her parents got married in 1980 and she is their only child.

Lucy Kafanov Husband

She is very personal when it comes to her relationship status. It is therefore unknown whether she is married, single or in a relationship.

Lucy Kafanov CNN

Kafanov is a CNN correspondent. She joined the network in 2019 and she has reported from more than 50 countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, the Korean Peninsula, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Venezuela and Yemen. She has also covered a wide-range of stories, including the coronavirus pandemic; protests and civil unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd; the devastating impact of climate change and record-breaking wildfires in the West; and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.


Prior to joining CNN, Kafanov was a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in London. She covered major international news stories including terrorist attacks across Europe; the battle against ISIS in Iraq and Syria; and the Korean nuclear crisis. She also covered the search for missing EgyptAir Flight MS804 on board a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion; was one of the first reporters on the scene in Amatrice after a deadly earthquake nearly wiped out the Italian town in 2016; and in 2017, became the first American journalist to get access to Russia’s newly-formed Arctic Military Brigade.

Previously, Lucy worked as a freelance journalist reporting on the impact of violence and conflict on civilian communities across the Middle East, Europe and Russia. In 2016, she was awarded an International Reporting Project fellowship grant to investigate human rights abuses against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

Before moving abroad, she covered Washington politics, including the 2008 Presidential Election as a producer for the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer. When not in front of the camera, Lucy is passionate about cultivating joy through meditation, yoga, dance, art and connection to nature. She began her mindfulness practice after completing a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in Nepal and trekking solo through the Himalayas.

Lucy Kafanov Salary

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

Lucy Kafanov Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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