Zain Asher Age, Net Worth, Career, Salary, Married, Husband Steve Peoples, Education

Zain Asher is news anchor based in New York for CNN International. She is a Nigerian British citizen. She is the anchor of the CNN Newsroom the weekend edition and she is a columnist for the Money Magazine. Zain is 36 years old, she was born on 27th August 1983 in Balham, London. Asher comes from black ethnicity with an ancestry of Igbo since she hails from the Enugu State in Nigeria

Zain Asher Education Details

Zain has a degree in Bachelor of Arts – French and Spanish from Oxford University, she graduated in 2005. Then in the same year she joined Columbia University and earned a degree from the School of Journalism in 2006.

Zain Asher Marriage Details

Zain got married to her boyfriend Steve Peoples in a private wedding on 30th September 2017 prior to their engagement in April 2016. They had dated since 2010. Steve Peoples works for the Associated Press as a political reporter. Later in 2018 they were blessed with a baby boy.

Zain Asher Career Details

Asher started her journalism career when she was staying in Europe, specifically in England she worked for SIX TV as a reporter then in Lille, France as a reporter for France 3.

While in Mexico she freelanced for Red Radio as an associate producer. Red Radio covers international and local news.
Asher is also a writer for articles, she has worked with, the Guardian, The Oxford Student and
Asher also worked for as a reporter where she told stories about consumer and business trend.
She has also reported for News 12 about cultural and political news in Brooklyn also on the local economy.
She also works for Money magazine, here she covered news about investing and careers specifically about tech stories, money market, stocks and mutual funds.

Currently, Zain works for CNN as a personal finance and business correspondent, which involves dealing with news about money and economy.

At CNN, Asher had to work on various projects and news. She has covered news about New York Stock Exchange stock market, the monetary policy for US Federal Reserve and high profile IPOs.

In 2015 she covered the Nepal devastating earthquake. In 2014, she reported about the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria who had kidnapped hundreds of school girls. In 2013 she reported about the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. These she covered when she was working as an anchor for major breaking news stories.

Ashe also worked as an anchor for special coverage in CNN here she tackled major stories like Fidel Castro, singer George Michael and Muhammad Ali who was a boxing legend deaths. She also covered the stories around modern-day slavery awareness all around the world.

Asher interviews world leaders and CEOs for CNN weekly business show- marketplace Africa which she hosts covering global markets for the continents.

Asher is the newscaster for the CNN Newsroom which airs on weekdays at 2.30PM ET for CNN International.

Zain Asher Parents And Siblings

Asher is the daughter of Obiajulu Ejiofor and Arinze Ejiofor. She is the youngest with a brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor and a sister Kandibe Ejiofor. Her brother is a famous Nollywood actor while her sister is a medical doctor.

Her father is late, he crushed in a car accident when she was 5 years old, and it was a head-on collision with a lorry. Her mother Obiajulu works as a pharmacist.

Zain Asher Net Worth

As at 2020, Asher net worth is at USD 2 Million. Her primary source of income as an anchor, columnist and a journalist. Her salary at CNN is at USD 60000 annually which include all bonuses and allowances.

Zain Asher Body Measurements

Asher is 5feet 3inches tall and weighs 55kgs. Her hair is black and she has a pair of dark brown eyes.

Zain Asher Social Media Presence

Asher has a good online presence on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. She has over 6.6K followers on Instagram and 21.7k followers on twitter. Her twitter handle is @ZainAsher and her Instagram handle is zainashercnn.


Asher is a devout Christian, she is a family person that is she enjoys spending time with her family. He famous brother who is an actor has an award for the Oscar nomination for the Academy Award-winning movie 12 Years a Slave in 2014.
Asher lives in New York City.

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