Who is Zain Asher?
Zain Ejiofor Asher is an eminent British Nigerian news anchor at CNN International, based in New York CITY. Currently, she anchors the network’s primetime, global news show One World with Zain Asher airing weekdays at 12 pm ET. In April 2022, her memoir Where The Children Take Us was published by HarperCollins.
Zain Asher’s Career
An Early Career
Initially, she worked as a receptionist at a production company after graduation, before becoming a freelance reporter at News 12 Brooklyn where she covered local news. Also, she worked as a reporter for Money, where she wrote personal finance articles about careers and investing before moving to CNN.
A Career at CNN
She met a CNN executive in 2012, who invited her to the company headquarters in New York for a screen test. She was then hired as a business correspondent before becoming an anchor at CNN International based in Atlanta. In 2014, she reported from Abuja, Nigeria on the hundreds of Chibol schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Also, she has anchored breaking news coverage during the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, the End SARS protests in Nigeria, and the deaths of Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, and George Michael. Since 2021, she has anchored One World with Zain Asher, airing weekdays on CNNI.
On April 26, 2022, her memoir Where The Children Take Us was released by HarperCollins. The book was inspired by her 2015 Tedx talk “Trust Your Struggle” which has been viewed 2.2 million times on YouTube as of 2022.
How Old Is Zain Asher?
She is 39 years old as of April 2022, having been born on August 27, 1983, in Balham, London Brough of Wandsworth, England. Zain Asher shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Ariana Greenblatt, Rod Wave, Zach Choi, Akeila Collins, and many more.
Zain Asher Family
Who are Zain Asher’s Parents?
She was born to Arinze Ejiofor (Father, who died in 1998) and Obiajulu Ejiofor (Mother). Her father was a pharmacist working in Brixton whereas her father was a doctor. Her father died in a car accident during a road trip in Nigeria when Asher was five years old.
Does Zain Asher have Siblings?
He has an elder brother by the name of Chiwetel Ejiofor (born in 1977) a British actor.
Zain Asher Education
She received her education at Oxford University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in French and Spanish. In 2006, she attended The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. In 2021, she was named an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford University.
Zain Asher’s Husband
She is married to the love of his life Steve Peoples. They married on September 30, 2017, and the ceremony took place in Portugal. She resides with her husband in Montclair, New Jersey.
Zain Asher Kids
She and her husband Steve Peoples have two sons. However, her sons’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Zain Asher Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 3 inches (1.6m) and a weight of 55kg (121 lbs).
Zain Asher’s Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that she has an estimated salary of $200,000. And an estimated net worth of $5 million.