Zain Asher Biography and Wiki
Zain Asher is a top profile CNN news anchor who is currently based in New York City. She is a British-Nigerian and hosts the weekend edition of CNN newsroom.
Zain Asher Age
She was born in 1993 and celebrates her birthday every 27th August of every year. Currently, she is 37 years old as of 2020.
Zain Asher Height and Weight
She is estimated to be around 5 feet tall and weighs around 63kg.
Zain Asher Nationality
Asher holds dual citizenship as she is both British and Nigerian. She was born and raised in London.
Zain Asher Skin Complexion
The female presenter is black with blond hair.
Zain Asher Languages
She can speak fluently in Spanish French and Ibo.
Zain Asher Parents and Siblings
Zain was born in a family of five. Her father and mother were both medical practitioners. Her father Obiajulu was a doctor and her mother Arinze was a pharmacist. Ejiofor is their family’s middle name. Her family comes from the Enugu state of Ezeagu LGA in Nigeria.
Her father passed on in 1988 after he was involved in a road accident. He was coming from a wedding.
She was raised together with her sister and brother. Her brother is Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor, and her sister is Kandibe. Her brother is a filmmaker while her sister is a renowned actor.
Zain Asher Education Background
After completing high school, she joined Oxford University, where she graduated with a distinction in Oral Spanish. During her time in Oxford, she studied French and Spanish.
After completing her degree in the year 2006, she was honored with a master’s degree from the University of Colombia, School of Journalism.
Zain Asher Husband And Children
Asher enjoys a stable marriage. She is married to Steve Peoples. They got engaged in April 2016. Zain took it to social media to share their beautiful vacation that resulted in their engagement.
They went on to get married on 30th November 2017. The event took place in Portugal. The couple currently reside in Atlanta.
Together with her husband, they work in the media industry. Even though in different lines her husband Steve Peoples works as a reporter.
In 2018 they took it into social media to announce the awaited birth of their firstborn baby. At the end of the same year, they were blessed with a baby boy.
Zain Asher Career
Asher began her journalism career working as a full-time reporter for Money. At her working station during the time she was obligated to write articles related to personal finance.
After exiting the Magazine as a full-time reporter, she joined News 12 Brooklyn where she was posted to work in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Connecticut.
In 2013 she made a career move to CNN International where she has served to date.
Here is her career timeline since joining CNN International in February 2013:
Zain is the current host of the Weekend Edition in CNN Newsroom. She is also often seen coming to fill in space on the station’s premier business program titled Quest Means Business. More often she is also featured in The Express and first Move with Julia Chatterley.
She is also an Anchor of the Market Place Africa and handed the opportunity to interview various renowned CEOs and World leaders.
Asher has also come to the spotlight after anchoring #Myfreedomday. She also anchored special coverages such as the deaths of Fidel Castrol, Muhammed Ali, and George Michael.
Zain has been handed the opportunity to anchor various high profile stories such as the Boston Marathon Terrorist attack and School girls kidnapping by Boko Haram.
In her early stages working for CNN International, she worked as a correspondent reporting the New York Stock, High profile IPOs, and reserved monetary policy.
Zain Asher Salary and Net Worth
Her estimated salary as an anchor in CNN is estimated to be $200,000. She also has a net worth of over $5 million. The income is majorly from her cargo ship networks in Nigeria (Crosshairs Group of Companies).
Zain Asher Rise to Fame
She became famous immediately after she was handed the opportunity by CNN International to work as an anchor. What made most people speak about her was the set of skills and talents she had and displayed in her programs.
Her body figure is also one of the key areas that has made her publicity rise. She is said to always engage in heavy exercises to keep her body shape in order.
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