Zain Asher - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 29, 2022

Zain Asher
Profession: Reporter, Journalist, Anchor
Best Known For: CNN Newsroom (TV news program)
Salary: $60K
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 27, 1983 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Zain Ejiofor Asher
Birth Place: Balham, England
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Arinze Ejiofor
Mother's Name: Obiajulu Ejiofor
Siblings: 2

Chiwetel Ejiofor (older brother)
Kandibe Ejiofor (sister)

University: Keble College- Oxford University, Columbia University
Ethnicity: Igbo-Nigerian
Nationality: Nigerian, British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 30, 2017
Husband's Name: Steve Peoples
Children: 12


Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
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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.

Source: daily mail (Zain Asher, Chiwetel Ejiofor in 1987)

Education, Ethnicity

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.

Before fame

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.

Worked in

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 She is also the host of Marketplace Africa, CNNI’s weekly business show. 

Worked with

Zain has worked with John Vause.

Source: YouTube (Zain Asher)

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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