Dana Bash

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Dana Bash
Dana Bash in 2016.jpg
Bash in 2016
Dana Ruth Schwartz

(1971-06-15) June 15, 1971 (age 49)
Alma materGeorge Washington University (BA)
  • Journalist
  • anchorwoman

Dana Bash[a] (born Dana Ruth Schwartz; 1971) is an American journalist, anchorwoman, and chief political correspondent for CNN.

Early life and education[edit]

Bash was born Dana Ruth Schwartz on June 15, 1971,[citation needed] in Manhattan, New York City, to Stuart Schwartz, an ABC News producer who served as the senior broadcast producer for Good Morning America, and Frances Weinman Schwartz, an author. She grew up living in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.[1] Bash attended Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey.[2] She graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in political communications from George Washington University.[3][4] While at college, she interned at NBC, CBS, and CNN. On May 12, 2018, Bash received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.


After college, Bash joined CNN as a producer of their weekend programs such as Late Edition, Evans & Novak, and Inside Politics. Later, she began producing programming specializing in coverage of the United States Senate.[5]

Bash was one of the women honored at Elle magazine's 2014 "Women in Washington Power List" event.[6]

Personal life[edit]

From 1998 to 2007, Bash was married to Jeremy Bash, who would become CIA Chief of Staff and Department of Defense Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama.[7][8] In 2008, she married fellow CNN correspondent John King.[9][10] Bash gave birth to a son, Jonah, in June 2011 and separated from King in 2012.[11][12]


  1. ^ Pronounced /ˈdænə/ DAN-ah.


  1. ^ Palmer, Joanne (May 1, 2015). "News from a Jersey girl - CNN's Dana Bash talks at a benefit for the Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School". Jewish Standard.
  2. ^ Holahan, Catherine (January 2, 2003). "CNN assigns Montvale native to cover White House". The Record. Bergen County, New Jersey. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2008. MONTVALE – Dana Bash grew up behind the scenes. And family members say it was just a matter of time before the Pascack Hills High School graduate and newest CNN White House correspondent was in front of them.
  3. ^ Josephs, Susan. "10 Women to watch: Dana Bash". Jewish Women Magazine. Archived from the original on December 15, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "WEDDINGS; Dana Schwartz, Jeremy Bash". The New York Times. September 6, 1998. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters - Dana Bash". www.cnn.com. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  6. ^ Watters, Susan (March 26, 2014). "Gucci and Elle Honor Women in Washington Power List". WWD. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Weddings; Dana Schwartz, Jeremy Bash". The New York Times. September 6, 1998. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  8. ^ Stein, Jeff (April 3, 2009). "CIA Has a Bash, Jeremy Bash". Huffington Post.
  9. ^ "Celebrities". Jweekly.com. April 18, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  10. ^ "Bash, King s king-sized bash to take place on Cape Cod". Washington Examiner. March 26, 2008.
  11. ^ "Love, etc.: CNN's Dana Bash and John King welcome son". The Washington Post. June 29, 2011.
  12. ^ "John King and Dana Bash separate; CNN stars were married four years". The Washington Post. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012.

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