- Date of Birth:
- August 30, 1963
John King (Born August 30, 1963 in Dorchester, MA) is an American broadcast journalist. John is CNN’s chief national correspondent, and host of the roundtable political discussion program Inside Politics. John joined the Associated Press in 1985, and was named their chief political correspondent in 1991. He headed the AP’s political coverage of the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. He won the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Association in 1991 for his coverage of the Gulf War. John was CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent from 1999-2005. As chief national correspondent, he also appears on The Situation Room and Anderson Cooper 360°, along with his show Inside Politics. John’s known for covering the elections for the network, manning their “Magic Wall” or “Magic Map,” a live map that shows election results state-by-state.
Best Known For:
John is best known as CNN’s chief national correspondent.
John’s first marriage was to Jean Makie. Together they had two children, Noah King and Hannah King. He later married fellow CNN anchor Dana Bash, in 2008. They had a son together, Jonah King, in 2011. The couple divorced in 2012.