John King Married, Husband, Children

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Besides his successful professional career, John King has some ups & down in his personal relationship life. What could not be possibly according to his will? But before we get into that, let’s briefly know about him. You might have known that John King was a married man but did you know that he was married twice? No? Then you should pay close attention to what we are about to say here.
John King Married, Husband, Children

Quick Information

  • Ex-Wife Dana Bash (m. 2008–2012), Jean Makie
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Hair Color Blonde
  • Hair Short
  • Height/ How Tall? 6ft. 3 inches
  • Education Bachelors degree in journalism
  • College University of Rhode Island
  • High School Boston Latin School
  • Career 1991- Present
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Date of Birth Aug 30, 1963
  • Age 60 Years, 3 Months
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Twice)
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Daughter/s Hannah King
  • Son/s Noah King, Jonah King
  • Mother Eleanor
  • Father Henry II
  • Ethnicity/Race Irish
  • Religion Judaism
  • Zodiac Sign Virgo
  • Profession Journalist
  • Birth Place Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Nationality American

Amid his successful professional career, American actor/TV anchor John King has some ups & down in his personal life. What could not be possible according to his will? But, before getting into that, let’s briefly know about him.

You might have known that John King was a married man, but did you know that he was married twice? No? Then you should pay close attention to his married profile and his two wives.

You should also take into consideration that neither of his marriage succeeded in the long-run!

His Married Life, Wife and Divorce History:

John King was married to Jean Makie in his early days. The couple produced two children, son Noah King, and daughter Hannah King. Later, the couple got divorced; however, the date of their marriage and divorce is not disclosed, and the picture of the couple is also not available at the moment. Now, let’s move on towards the other part.

In 2008, after dating for a year, John King married CNN anchor Dana Bash. Bash is a chief congressional correspondent at CNN Network

The couple's wedding took place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a romantic wedding ceremony. The event - which was attended by close friends and family members of the two - was a traditional Jewish wedding, which both the bride and groom followed with perfection.

John King with wife Dana Bash; before the couple separated for good in 2012 (Photo:

The couple had welcomed their first baby as husband and wife in 2011 and named him Jonah Frank King.

Dana Bash with son Jonah Frank King at a circus in 2014 (Source:

However, less than a year of becoming parents to young Jonah, John and his wife decided to terminate their marriage. The couple was reported to be living separately, but have the understanding to co-parent their child together.

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If you knew or not, but John's second wife, which is Dana Bash, also had a previous unsuccessful married life. Let's know about it too then.

Dana Bash’s Married Life Prior To John King, New Boyfriend

Before Dana met John, she was married on 6 September 1998, to Jeremy Bash, who is a managing director at Beacon Global Strategies LLC.

Unfortunately, the couple got divorced after spending nine years of married life in 2007. However, fans think the couples were not in love enough to have children together. Although the couple is divorced, Dana said that she talked with her ex-husband regularly.

“I’m still very good friends with him”

As now, Dana has dumped her second husband, she is pursuing another romantic relationship and this time it might be serious.

Dana is in a relationship with another actor, Spencer Garrett. Spencer is an actor mainly recognized for his performances in movies including Air Force One, Public Enemies, and is set to appear in the upcoming 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The couple has been together for more than five years, but their love for each other seems like they were dating only yesterday.

Professional Life, Salary, Net Worth:

Unlike his personal life, John has an entirely successful professional career. John is a famous CNN journalist, who currently hosts the show Inside Politics,’ also works as a Chief National Correspondent in Washington DC.

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One fun fact you might not have been aware of is; he is the first person, who declared the death of Osama Bin Laden on air. He has also covered seven presidential elections (in 1992 & 1996) and reported from more than 50 countries.

King joined CNN in 1997; he served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent (1999-2005). His earnings are impressive, being a channel veteran; he surely got paid with a high salary. John’s net worth was $2 million in 2012.

He responded to Trump's campaign where Trump was supposed to discuss if he believed President Obama was the U.S born but did not mention anything about it even in the 20 minutes of the live broadcast. John said, 

"We got played, again, by the Trump campaign, which is what they do. He got a live event broadcast for some 20 minutes."

John King's Bio:

John was born on 30 August 1963. He attended the University of Rhode Island and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from there. John King started his career as a writer at the Associated Press in 1985.

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In his days at the Associated Press, he won the top prize for his coverage of the Gulf war in Kuwait. He is of Irish descent. He is considered as one of the most experienced personality in CNN. In summary, John King has a family of 4 including him and his three children.