American news anchor John Berman is best recognized as a co-host of the popular CNN's New Day. He has been a significant part of the show since 2017 and also co-hosted other shows like CNN Newsroom, Anderson Cooper 360°.
Berman has also covered big stories around the world and is respected among his peers and loved by viewers. However, he is very secretive about his personal life. So, today let's look at John Berman's biography and other details, including his net worth, love life, and career.
Early Life, Family, And Education
John Berman was born on the 21st of March, 1972. He grew up in Carlisle, Massachusetts, and attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from the independent co-educational, boarding, and day university-preparatory institution in 1990. He then enrolled at Harvard University the following year. The Massachusetts native of Sephardic Jewish descent graduated summa cum laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies. At university, Berman never took a broadcasting class but has now made a name for himself in the world of television.
The CNN anchor is known for his passion for politics, sports, and elections. And unsurprisingly, John Berman's parents, mom Jane Lewis, and dad Herry Berman were the ones who introduced him to the political world. His older sister, Mindy Berman, is also interested in the field.
John Berman's family were interested in politics which led him to grow passionate about the political world. Image Source: John Berman's Instagram.
Berman attended Columbia Law School after graduating with a Bachelor's degree but left to cover elections. He has not looked back since and is now one of the nation's most recognized news anchors.
John Berman's Net Worth And Career
Having left his law school days behind to research the 1996 election, the news anchor has found immense success in his broadcasting journey. As a result, John Berman's net worth has reached $5 million, and his popularity has continued to grow in recent years. Let's take a look at how the CNN anchor amassed such a vast fortune.
ABC News Career
As stated above, John worked as a researcher in the 1996 elections and joined the team of writers at World News Tonight. He was promoted to a senior writer only three months later as one of the writers retired, and the other left the job. John then continued to work on the show under Peter Jennings and became an off-air reporter in George W. Bush's presidential campaign.
John Berman's net worth of $5 million includes the amount he earned working at the ABC News. Image Source: John Berman's Instagram.
For the first six years at ABC News, John Berman was behind the scenes writing and reporting. Then in 2001, he transitioned to on-air work, and one of his first assignments included covering the 9/11 attack in New York. He continued his on-air work with the network and was part of shows like ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Good Morning America, and ABC News Nightline.
While it is unclear how much John Berman's salary was at this time, he undoubtedly earned a considerable sum for his tiring work over the years.
After almost two decades with ABC News, Berman left the network and joined CNN in June 2012. He first worked as a replacement host for several CNN shows and gradually rose to become one of the most recognized anchors on the channel. In his earlier days with the network, John hosted shows like CNN Saturday, Starting Point and also took part in numerous editions of The CNN Quiz Show.
In addition to the above-mentioned shows, John Berman also filled in for other anchors on The Lead with Jake Tapper, Early Start, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, Erin Burnett OutFront, and Anderson Cooper 360°. He was also a correspondent for CNN Newsroom and has worked on almost 200 episodes of the show to date.
Besides stepping in place for regular hosts, John Berman's net worth also saw a huge growth after being named one of the co-hosts of the popular weekday morning tv show, New Day. He became a regular host in 2018 and has appeared in more than 300 episodes. He was on-air alongside Alisyn Camerota for several years before Alisyn was moved to CNN Newsroom in April 2021. Currently, John and co-host Brianna Keilar are hosting CNN's New Day.
As one of the most hardworking and notable anchors at the CNN network, John Berman's salary might be pretty substantial. His former co-host, Alisyn, is reportedly paid $3 million per year, so John's earnings might also be in the same range. And with his responsibility and popularity increasing day by day, it won't be long that Berman's fortune will be more than $5 million.
Married And A Father Of Two
While the CNN anchor's career trajectory is public news, the same cannot be said about his personal life. He is very secretive about his life, but we know that he is a married man and a loving father of two. John Berman's wife is Kerry Voss, and the pair are parents to twin boys.
The Berman family is very protective of their privacy and has not revealed much about themselves. We know that John Berman's children, Teddy Berman and Joseph Berman are now teenagers, details about their life and how they look have not been revealed yet. Even when the CNN host posts pictures of his boys, he makes sure to hide their faces. The boys are fond of fishing, and the popular anchor shares their adventures on his Instagram sometimes.
John Berman and his sons, who are identical twins, loves fishing and baseball. Image Source: John Berman's Instagram.
To maintain their privacy, John and his family relocated to Armonk, New York, from New York City in 2011 and have continued to live there. Berman's identical twins are into baseball, and he is the assistant coach of the boy's team. While we would love to know more about John's life outside of the CNN shows, we commend him for keeping his family away from the public eyes.
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- John Berman covered stories of the war in Iraq, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and several natural disasters.
- He was part of the World News Tonight team, which was won the Edward R. Murrow award for best broadcast in 2004. John also won the James Beard award in 2010.
- He participated in the Celebrity Jeopardy! episode and won $50,000 for his charity.
- Berman played himself in an episode of House of Cards.