- Date of Birth:
- June 15, 1971
- 5' 2"
Dana Bash (born Dana Ruth Schwartz on June 15, 1971 in Montvale, New Jersey) is an American journalist and anchorwoman. Dana graduated from Pascack Hills High School before enrolling at George Washington University. After graduating with a degree in political communications, she joined CNN as a producer, working on their weekend programs, Late Edition, Evans & Novak and Inside Politics. She was promoted to covering the United States Senate. In 2008, she was appointed to be CNN’s chief political correspondent. In 2010, she earned the Dirksen Awards from the National Press Foundation for her reporting on Congressional earmarks and Senatorial “holds.” She has reported on major stories like Hurricane Katrina, the CIA leak investigation and the capture of Saddam Hussein. In 2015, she joined Anderson Cooper and Juan Carlos Lopez as a moderator for the first Democratic Party debate for the 2016 Presidential election.
Best Known For:
Dana Bash is best known as a political correspondent and investigative reporter for CNN.
Dana’s brother, David Schwartz is a NYC-based video producer and her father, Stu Schwartz, is an ABC News producer. In 2008, Dana married fellow CNN correspondent, John King. They welcomed a son, Jonah Frank King, in 2011. Dana and John separated in 2012. Prior to her marriage to John, Dana was married to former Chief of Staff of the US Department of Defense, Jeremy Bash.