Poppy Harlow was born as Katharine Julia Harlow to James Lee Harlow, an attorney, and Mary Louise Baird in May 2, 1982. The 38-year old American journalist and anchor of CNN Newsroom Weekend is widely known for her reporting at CNN and Forbes. Harlow was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harlow lost her father when she was 15.
Poppy Harlow Educational Background
Harlow attended The Blake School, a private co-educational college preparatory school in Minneapolis, in 2001. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia University, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern studies in 2005.
Poppy Harlow Professional Career
Harlow was drawn to journalism early in life. And she worked with CBS during and after her college internship stint with them. Harlow worked for CBS MarketWatch and as an assistant producer for CBS Newspath. She then became an anchor and reporter for NY1 News’ Local Edition. While at NY1, her news beat covered Staten Island and New Jersey, including reports on grassroots politics, the economy and local, cultural events.
In 2007, she was then enlisted by Forbes.com to handle their video network to cover events in fashion, entertainment, and business. She joined CNN in 2008 and served as the anchor for CNNMoney.com and reported for CNN, CNN International and HLN, an appointment many believe brought Harlow into limelight and stardom. In April 2012, she became a New York-based CNN correspondent.
Besides being an anchor, Harlow is also a seasoned public speaker at various industry events. She also devotes a chunk of her time to educating and inspiring young school and college students who aim at becoming journalists. At college campuses, she brings her American Opportunity to the stage in an engaging speech bordering on social issues.
In 2013, while reporting on the conviction of two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players for the rape of a 16-year-old, Harlow stated that it was incredibly difficult to watch what happened as the two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believed their lives fell apart. This apparent expression of sympathy for the rapists provoked widespread criticism, A petition requesting that CNN apologize on the air for sympathizing with the Steubenville rapists received over 250,000 signatures within two days of CNN’s report.
Harlow has covered several other major business news and stories across the globe, which included the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the annual meeting of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Fortune Brainstorm Summit, the North American International Auto Show, and South by Southwest.
Poppy Harlow Major Awards
Harlow as an award-winning anchor has won numerous awards including the 2005 Gracie Award for best online investigative program and SABEW’s Best in Business award. She was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting.
Poppy Harlow Personal Life And Marriage Details
Poppy Harlow got married to Sinisa Babcic, a finance manager, in September 1, 2012. The union has so far produced two children, Sienna in 2016 and Luca in 2018. The family resides in New York City.
Poppy Harlow Salary And Net Worth
Harlow’s annual salary is estimated to be $2 Million. She has earned this lucrative income through her successful career as an anchor of CNN Newsroom and also a weekday relief presenter for CNN’s New Day early-morning news program. And for her leading roles in journalism, Harlow’s net worth is estimated around $6 million.
Poppy Harlow Body Measurements
Harlow stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 55kgs.