Zain Asher - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 29, 2022
|Profession:||Reporter, Journalist, Anchor|
|Best Known For:||CNN Newsroom (TV news program)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Born on :||August 27, 1983 (age 39)|
|Birth Name /
|Zain Ejiofor Asher|
|Birth Place:||Balham, England|
|Father's Name:||Arinze Ejiofor|
|Mother's Name:||Obiajulu Ejiofor|
Chiwetel Ejiofor (older brother)
|University:||Keble College- Oxford University, Columbia University|
|Married Date:||September 30, 2017|
|Husband's Name:||Steve Peoples|
|Height:||1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)|
|Weight:||55 kg (121.25 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Zain Asher?
Zain Asher is a news anchor at CNN International and is based in New York City, USA. She is also the younger sister of Hollywood star Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Zain Asher – Age, Parents, Siblings
Zain Asher’s birth took place on August 27, 1983, in Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, England. She was born Zain Ejiofor Asher to Nigerian parents Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor, and Obiajulu Ejiofor, a pharmacist.
She has two siblings, an older brother named Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is now an actor, and his sister Kandibe Ejiofor, a medical doctor. Asher’s father died in a car accident in 1988 in Nigeria while her brother survived with serious injuries.
For education, she attended Keble College, Oxford University, and graduated from the same in 2005 with a degree in Spanish and French. She also attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, graduating in 2006 with an MS.
Her ethnicity is Igbo-Nigerian.
Zain Asher – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce
Zain Asher is a happily married woman. Her husband is Steve Peoples. Peoples is a successful reporter as well. After dating, the couple got engaged in April 2016 while on a vacation or immediately after returning home.
The couple married on September 30, 2017, in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Portugal. The event was attended by both her siblings Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kandibe Ejiofor.
On August 13, 2018, Asher shared via Instagram that they were pregnant and will soon be welcoming a baby. The couple welcomed their son in late 2018 and In December 2018, they were happy to show off their new family member. The couple welcomed a second child, also a boy in July 2021.
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Source: Instagram (Zain Asher, Steve Peoples with their sons in April 2022)
Zain Asher – Career
Before moving to New York, Asher was working in Lille, France as a researcher for France 3, in England as a reporter for SIX TV, in Mexico as Guadalajara Colony Reporter, and at Red Radio Universidad de Guadalajara as an associate producer.
In the wake of her career, Zain Asher was a full-time reporter for Money. There she wrote personal finance articles. Before she had worked for 2 years as a TV reporter for News 12 Brooklyn and reported from numerous places in the US including Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Connecticut.
In February 2013, Asher joined CNN as a business correspondent and is currently based in New York City. She used to co-anchor CNN Newsroom at 1 am ET on CNN America and now she anchors CNN Newsroom on Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30 pm ET on CNN International.
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In addition, she is a columnist and writes a monthly column for Money Magazine having already written for The Guardian, The Oxford Student, and ASmallWorld.net. She is also the host of Marketplace Africa, CNNI’s weekly business show.
Zain has worked with John Vause.
Zain Asher – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth and annual salary of Asher are estimated to be around $2 million and $60k respectively.
Zain Asher – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Zain Asher is active with thousands of followers.
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