John Berman

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John Berman
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Born (1972-03-21) March 21, 1972 (age 51)
EducationHarvard University (BA)
OccupationBroadcast journalist
Years active1995–present
Notable credit(s)ABC News (1995–2012)
ABC World News Tonight head writer (1997–1999)
CNN Early Start co-anchor (2012–2017)
CNN Newsroom co-anchor (2017–2018)
CNN New Day (TV program) co-anchor (2018–2022)
SpouseKerry Voss

John Berman (born March 21, 1972) is an American news anchor who currently serves as a co-anchor of the morning edition of CNN News Central and a regular relief presenter of Anderson Cooper 360°. Berman is the former co-anchor of CNN's New Day with Brianna Keilar on CNN. [1]

Early life and education[edit]

Berman was educated at Phillips Academy Andover,[2] an independent co-educational, boarding and day, university-preparatory school in the town of Andover in Massachusetts, which he left in 1990,[2] followed by Harvard University, from which he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies. Berman is of Sephardic Jewish descent.[3][4]


After leaving Harvard, Berman joined ABC News in a junior office post, rising to become Chief Writer for Peter Jennings, the long-term newscaster of ABC World News Tonight. After the inauguration of President George W. Bush, Berman was assigned to cover the White House. After six months, he asked to be reassigned to New York. On his first week in the job, the towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed in the September 11 attacks. Then, as a general assignment reporter, Berman reported from Iraq, embedded with a Marine infantry battalion at the beginning of the war in al-Nasiriyah as an on-air correspondent. He says, “It was an incredible personal experience, absolutely terrifying, risky and physically grueling. As a reporter, you always want to be covering the biggest stories, despite the risks".[2]

On September 15, 2022, it was announced that Berman will leave his role on New Day with Brianna Keilar later this year. He will continue to co-anchor the show until the new CNN revamped morning show debuts. He will be assigned a new anchor role at the network.[5]

In January 2023, CNN announced plans to revamp its daytime programming, Berman was named a co-anchor with Kate Bolduan and Sara Sidner from 9 a.m. until noon on their new program CNN News Central, which debuted on April 3, 2023. [6]


Berman appeared in a celebrity Jeopardy! episode [7] on May 13, 2015. He defeated other celebrity contestants Mo Rocca and Wendi McLendon-Covey to win $50,000 for children's charity Friends of Karen.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Berman is married to Kerry Voss; they have two sons.[9] They live in Armonk, New York.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "John Berman Joins CNN as an Anchor of Morning Show "Early Start"". CNN. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Paula Trespas (Winter 2005). "Andover Bulletin (page 18) John Berman 90 - Going where the shooting is" (PDF). Phillips Academy Andover. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "CNN Roots with John Berman: What’s in a name?", June 20, 2014. Retrieved 9 jan 2017
  4. ^ "John Berman solves family mystery in Amsterdam", CNN. Retrieved 9 jan 2017
  5. ^ Darcy, Oliver (September 15, 2022). "CNN announces it will debut new morning show with Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins | CNN Business". CNN. Retrieved September 15, 2022.
  6. ^ Johnson, Ted (March 29, 2023). "CNN Sets April Premiere Dates For Daytime 'News Central'". Deadline. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  7. ^ John Berman on CNN New Day programme: November 24, 2020
  8. ^ "CNN Anchor John Berman wins big for local charity Friends of Karen". Garden City, NY Patch. May 15, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2023.
  9. ^ CNN: "Remembering Newtown Victims; Jeb Bush Remarks on Immigrants Cause a Stir; Talking Father's Day with John Berman" June 14, 2013
  10. ^ Levy, Shauna (June 1, 2018). "Reporting Worldwide from Armonk: An Animated Conversation with CNN's John Berman". The Inside Press.

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