Dana Bash is an American journalist and anchor who works for CNN. She was born in Montvale in New Jersey in 1971. She currently covers the Capitol Jill beat along with John King and Jessica Yellin. She moved to her career after completing a bachelor degree in political communication.
Dana Bash is the daughter of an ABC News producer and senior broadcast producer of ACS News. She graduated from George Washington University and became the on-air reporter in Capitol Hill specializing in coverage of the US senate. Her mother is an educator in Jewish studies and author of many books like ‘A touch of the Sacred’, ‘Jewish Moral Virtues’ and others. She has a brother who is a producer of Video news and video public relations under the name DMS Productions.
In 2008, she married fellow correspondent of CNN, John King. John King converted to Judaism, before marrying her and he was a Roman Catholic, by birth. Previously, she was married to Jeremy Bash. Dana Bash and King have a son and in 2012, the couple announced that they have separated. There was no indication of what made them to separate in less than four years of their marriage. King has a son and a daughter from his first marriage that ended in divorce.
Her personal life is filled with controversies. Her personal life and heartbreaks never affected her professional life. Dana Bash never had a stable marriage life. She was married and divorced, two times. Her first marriage with Jeremy B Bash, the chief of staff of the secretary of defense, ended in failure and Dana moved on and married John King in 2008. A son was born, in 2011.
When their son was born, John King sent an email to his colleague, stating that their son will be named after the two heroes of their life, John’s mom and Dana’s grandfather. There were many controversies about her affair with Ron Paul in many internet sites, but nothing was proved. It is revealed that Dana Bash is not in any kind of personal relationship, with another man or a boyfriend, after her separation with John King. Her first marriage ended very shortly, due to lack of understanding, between the two. Dana Bash married again shortly, after her first divorce.
Her second marriage life with Bash was heart wrenching as she mentioned and she had to face divorce, for the second time. There were rumors about John King having affair with one of the correspondents on CNN, after their announcement of separation. They started living in separate houses, even before their baby was one year old. When asked about the divorce, Dana Bash said that they will continue to co-parent their son, with maximum professionalism. She also has requested the media to respect their privacy, during these difficult times.
Her career life has many significant milestones. She works now as the chief congressional correspondent of CNN and was awarded the Dirksen award. The 42 year old single mother has many admirers in her career. Her fans follow her on Facebook and Twitter.