Rosemary Church Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, CNN, Awards, Salary

Rosemary Church

Rosemary Church Biography

Rosemary Church is a television personality serving as a news anchor for CNN International based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. She joined CNN in 1998 and she anchors the 2-4 a.m. ET edition of CNN Newsroom.

Rosemary Church Age

She was born on November 10, 1962 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Rosemary Church Height

She is 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Rosemary Church Nationality

Church is a national of both Irish and Australia. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and she lived in London until her family moved to Australia when she was 8 years old.

Rosemary Church Education

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University in Canberra. She also completed graduate studies in media and law at the University of Canberra.

Rosemary Church Parents

Church has kept the identity of her parents out of the limelight. However, in November 17, 2017 she shared the sad news about her mother’s demise in her social media page.


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Rosemary Church Siblings

It is not clear whether Rosemary has siblings or not.

Rosemary Church Husband

Rosemary got married to Patrick O’Byrne, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. holder scholar in 1995.


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Rosemary Church Kids

Church together with her husband, Patrick have three children. They have two daughters, Madeleine O’Byrne, a Pianist and Hannah O’Byrne, an athlete and a prominent speaker, and a son, James O’Byrne, a footballer. Hannah and James are twins.

Rosemary Church CNN

Church is an award-winning anchor for CNN International based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta. She can be seen on CNNI in the morning across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and in the afternoon across Asia and Australia. Her shows are also simulcast in the United States on CNN/US from 9pm-1am PT.

She joined CNN in 1998 and has anchored all major world events that have unfolded across the globe, including the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the resulting coalition airstrikes against the militant group; the global fight against the deadly Ebola virus; the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370; the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine; the Arab Spring; Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami; the killing of Osama bin Laden; the capture of Saddam Hussein; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and the September 11th terrorist attacks against the United States in 2001.


Previously, Church spent five years as the Senior Anchor with Australia’s first international satellite news service, Australia Television (ATV). She also filed stories for ATV and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Foreign Correspondent program, when she traveled to Asia.

She joined ABC TV in 1991 as a reporter and anchor for the main evening news bulletin in the state of Tasmania. She also anchored the summer edition of ABC TV’s World at Noon program.

Before joining ABC TV, Church spent five years at Parliament House, Canberra, with the National Media Liaison Service, while also anchoring weekend news bulletins on Channel Ten’s news service. In 1984, she worked as a media officer and speechwriter for a Member of Federal Parliament.

Rosemary Church Awards

In October 2014, Church and her colleagues, Nick Paton Walsh and Phil Black, won the best “Short News Report” category at the 2014 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) awards in London. They received the award for their coverage of unrest in Ukraine, which involved a deadly shooting in Kiev’s Independence Square during anti-government protests in early 2014. In June 2014, they were also awarded the prestigious Golden Nymph award for Best 24 Hour News Programme at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, for the same coverage.

In 2006, Rosemary anchored CNNI’s coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, which later earned the network an Edward R. Murrow Award.

While at ATV, she won the New York Festival’s TV programming award for coverage of the Hong Kong Handover to China in 1997.

Rosemary Church Salary

Her salary is estimated to be $300,000 annually.

Rosemary Church Net Worth

Her net worth is $8 million.

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