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Athena Jones CNN Wikipedia, Married, Age, Husband, Net worth

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Personal Information Summary
Name Athena Jones
Sorority No confirmed information is available.
Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB Born in 1976. As of 2024, she is around 48 years old.
Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Dating / Boyfriend Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.
Was Athena Jones formerly a CNN White House Correspondent? She previously covered former President Trump and his administration for CNN’s programs and platforms.
Children / No. of Kids No confirmed information is available.
Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race Black
Nationality American
Wiki Bio / Profile Background

Introduction :

  • Her close associations with the famous & powerful should make anyone go green with envy! Yes, indeed, we are talking about Athena Jones, a CNN national correspondent. The well-known American journalist was a former White House Correspondent for CNN!

Athena Jones Parents and Family :

  • Athena lost her mother, Gaynelle Griffin Jones, to dreaded cancer, in 2013.
  • The 64-year-old Gaynelle from Houston was only the first African-American woman to acquire a position with the First Court of Appeals, Texas!
  • Ex-President Bill Clinton had also awarded Gaynelle the status of United States Attorney, Southern District of Texas, in 1993.
  • Athena’s father is currently a judge, who holds a doctorate too.

Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info

  • After high school, Athena entered Harvard University in 1994.
  • She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in American Government and Politics, in 1998.
  • Between 1998 and 1999, she was at Columbia University, wherein she acquired a Master’s degree in Journalism.
  • At the University of Madrid Complutense in Spain, she became proficient in European Politics, Spanish, humanities and literature.
  • Her last educatioonal stop was the American Research Center at Cairo in Egypt, for gaining knowledge about Islamic Studies.

Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Jones began as a reporter for Bloomberg News, covering the economic and political scenarios in both, Argentina and Chile.
  • Next, she landed a reporting job with Reuters in Argentina (Buenos Aires). Between 2001 and 2003, the Argentinean public received stories about the nation’s collapsing economy, the battle between rivals during the presidential elections, the farm industry, and so on.
  • Athena received a rise in status thereafter, by joining CNN as a freelance segment producer.
  • Her talent for writing interesting story segments and packages, as well as a flair for reporting flourished beautifuly during her stint as White House producer. Both, NBC and MSNBC took full advantage of Athena’s intelligence and skills.
  • She had the privilege of following the Presidential campaigns of Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008. The National Journal and NBC publicized the details.
  • From 2017 to 2019, Athena had the plum job as the White House Correspondent with CNN at their bureau in Washington D.C. Her original designation (in 2011) was general assignment communicator.

Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :

  • Athena’s major focus is on garnering news from across the world and disseminating it.
  • Her reports talk about the war against terrorism, especially the ISIS; immigration policies; airplane disappearances; etc.
  • Additionally, she participates in debates on national budgets, U.S. debts, decisions made by the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, etc.
  • The world sees and learns about former President Trump, thanks to the coverage provided by Athena’s splendid observations.

Social Media :

  • Athena has accounts on both, Facebook and Twitter (now called X) & stays highly active on these social networking sites.

Athena Jones has indeed had a dream career in the political arena thus far! She owes everything to her mother, who always encouraged her to reach for the stars at every level!

1 thought on “Athena Jones CNN Wikipedia, Married, Age, Husband, Net worth”

  1. What a remarkable woman. Hats off to you Athena. I love you and I am journalist too originally from Africa. Thank you for everything.

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