Know About Zain Asher; CNN, Husband, Brother, Net Worth, Religion

Published Date: 03 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 03 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Both Zain Asher and her husband are involved the related profession of journalism. The couple who has been together since a long ago are proud parents of a newly born baby.

British-Nigerian journalist Zain Asher is an anchor in the CNN International, who appears on the weekday program, CNN Newsroom at the network. She previously served as a business correspondent on CNN based on New York.

Zain Asher Bio; Family, Education, Religion,

Born as Zain Ejiofor Asher on 27 August 1983 in London Borough of Wandsworth, England, her parents are Nigerian. She belongs to a well-educated family as her father Arinze Ejiofor was a doctor, and her mother, Obiajulu Ejiofor was a pharmacist. Her family consists of an elder brother Chiwetel Ejiofor, an award-winning actor and director and a sister Kandibe Asher, a medical doctor.

Zain got graduated from Keble College at Oxford University with a degree in Spanish and French in 2005. Later, she earned her graduation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with a Master in Journalism at the age of 23. Regarding the religion, she has not disclosed her viewpoint but, it looks like she believes in Christianity.

Her Career; CNN, Net Worth

Initially, Zain was a general assignment reporter for News 12 reporting from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Connecticut. She then worked as a columnist on Money Magazine, covering the careers and investing.

In 2013, she joined CNN as a business correspondent reporting from New York City until August 2014. She co-anchored CNN Newsroom on CNN America and now anchors the same program on CNN International. Besides, Asher has covered various breaking news around the world that includes the 2016 Christmas market attack in Berlin, the metro explosions in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


Zain Asher anchors a weekday program on CNN (Picture: YouTube)

Well, the long-serving CNN anchor has accumulated remarkable net worth from her journalism stint for nearly a decade. She earns an average salary ranging from $35,338 to $132,355 per year that makes her net worth in six figures.

Married To Longtime Boyfriend; Welcomed Baby Boy

Zach is currently married to her longtime boyfriend Steve Peoples. The couple exchanged the wedding vows in a small ceremony in New York in late September 2017. They announced their engagement in April 2016 before 17 months of their marriage.

Steve is a chief political writer for the New York City-based news agency The Associated Press. In addition, the Brown University graduate previously served as a political reporter for a publishing company CQ Roll Call Group.


Zain Asher and her husband Steve Peoples welcomed a baby boy in 2018 (Picture: Zain’s Instagram)

In August 2018 she announced her pregnancy and later welcomed a baby boy on the same year. However, the couple has not revealed the identity of the newborn child yet.

Some Interesting Facts About Zain Asher

  • Zain cried on air while reporting for her brother Chiwetel’s nomination for an Oscar for movie 12 Years A Slave in 2014.
  • She is of Igbo ethnic group and her ancestor hails from Enugu state, Ezeagu LGA, Nigeria.
  • She has hosted panel discussions at the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and also appeared on TED talk show in London.
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