Zain Asher is a British-Nigerian journalist and news caster. She presently works weekdays at 2:30 PM ET as a newscaster for CNN International’s CNN Newsroom. She had previously worked at local stations in Nigeria, France, and Mexico in addition to anchoring CNN Newsroom on CNN America. Asher, one of the most accomplished female reporters of color in New York City, has already captured millions of hearts with her effortless reporting style. She is also a master at writing news articles, telling stories, and doing web and radio journalism. Asher is the younger sister of Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. Her family is originally from the Nigerian state of Enugu, specifically the Ezeagu Local Government Area. She was born and raised in England, attended Columbia University and Oxford University, and then began her journalism career. She is a very accomplished news anchor who has worked for several esteemed networks all around the world. Asher has kept her personal life very low-key while being a well-known journalist. She has a personal Twitter account and is somewhat active on social media.
Career of Zain Asher
Zain Asher began her journalistic career by doing local channel work in Nigeria, Mexico, and France. She also covered stories from Brooklyn and Connecticut as a general assignment reporter for News 12 in the early years of her career. After that, she wrote essays on investments and careers for MONEY Magazine.
Asher joined CNN in 2013 as a business correspondent after becoming well-known as a news anchor. She began by reporting on events from the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve of the United States while also interviewing well-known businesspeople and entrepreneurs. For the time being, the news anchor works from CNN’s Atlanta headquarters and is based in New York City. She is the anchor of “CNN Newsroom,” which airs on the network every weekday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Among her other endeavors is hosting CNNI’s “Marketplace Africa.” In addition to this, Asher writes on business and finance for “Money Magazine.”
Regarding her best-to-date work, she has won praise for her reporting on the 2014 Boko Haram group’s brutal abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. The industry professionals especially valued her in-depth coverage of the tragic 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Individual Life of Zain Asher
On August 27, 1983, Zain Asher was born in Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, England. His parents, Obiajulu, a pharmacist, and Arinze Ejiofor, a doctor, were there. Chiwetel Ejiofor, her older brother, is a well-known actor. Additionally, she has a sister named Kandibe. Her family is from Enugu state, Ezeagu LGA, Nigeria, and she is of Igbo descent.
Asher studied at Oxford University, where he earned a B.A. in Spanish and French in 2005. She later graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2006.
Speaking of her romantic life, the anchor proposed to Steve Peoples, her then-boyfriend, in April 2016. On September 30, 2017, the pair got married in a secret ceremony in New York. For the past few years, Steve has worked as a political writer for The Associated Press.
Net worth of Zain Asher
The estimated net worth of Zain Asher is about $1 million.