Dana Bash

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Dana Bash
Dana Bash by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Bash recording a piece for CNN in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 10, 2012
Born Dana Ruth Schwartz
(1971-06-15) June 15, 1971 (age 43)
Montvale, New Jersey

The George Washington University Political Communications B.A.

cum laude
Occupation Reporter and anchorwoman
Notable credit(s) Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from National Press Foundation
Religion Jewish[1]
Spouse(s) Jeremy Bash (1998–?)
John King (2008–2012)
Children 1 (with King)

Dana Bash (born Dana Ruth Schwartz; June 15, 1971) is an American journalist and anchorwoman for CNN who currently covers the Capitol Hill beat alongside John King and Jessica Yellin. Previous to this assignment, she was a White House correspondent for the network.

After completing her undergraduate political communications B.A. degree at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., she joined CNN as Dana Schwartz. Before becoming an on-air reporter, she was a producer for CNN on Capitol Hill, specializing in coverage of the U.S. Senate. Previous to that assignment, she produced for CNN's weekend programs, Late Edition, Evans & Novak, and Inside Politics.

Early life and education[edit]

Bash was born in Montvale, New Jersey and graduated from Pascack Hills High School in her hometown of Montvale.[2] Bash graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree in political communications from George Washington University.

Personal life[edit]

Bash is the daughter of Stu Schwartz, an ABC News producer who is currently the senior broadcast producer of ABC News, based at Good Morning America. Her mother, Frances Weinman Schwartz, is an author and educator in Jewish studies. Bash's brother, David Schwartz, is a New York City-based video producer.

On May 25, 2008, Bash married fellow CNN correspondent John King, who converted to Judaism prior to marrying her.[1] It was her second marriage, having previously been married to Jeremy Bash.[3][4]

Bash and King have a son, Jonah Frank King, born in June 2011.[5] In March 2012, it was announced that Bash and King had separated.[6]

Awards and Honors[edit]

On March 26, 2014, Elle Magazine honored Bash, with others, at Italian Embassy in the United States during its annual "Women in Washington Power List".[7]


  1. ^ a b "Celebrities | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". Jweekly.com. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ Holahan, Catherine. "CNN assigns Montvale native to cover White House", The Record (Bergen County), January 2, 2003. Accessed April 29, 2008. "MONTVALE – Dana Bash grew up behind the scenes. And family members say it was just a matter of time before the Pascack Hills High School graduate and newest CNN White House correspondent was in front of them."
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Weddings". The New York Times. September 6, 1998. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Love, etc.: CNN's Dana Bash and John King welcome son". The Washington Post. June 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "John King and Dana Bash separate; CNN stars were married four years". Washington Post. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ Watters, Susan (26 March 2014). "Gucci and Elle Honor Women in Washington Power List". WWD. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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