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Dana Bash King
Born Dana Ruth Schwartz
June 15, 1971 (age 40)
Montvale, New Jersey
The George Washington University Political Communications B.A.
Occupation Reporter and anchorwoman
Jeremy Bash (1998–?)
John King (2008–)
Religious belief(s) Jewish
Notable credit(s) Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from National Press Foundation
Dana Bash (born Dana Ruth Schwartz; June 15, 1971) is a Jewish-American reporter and anchorwoman for CNN who currently covers the Capitol Hill beat alongside Jessica Yellin and her husband John King. Previous to this assignment, she was a White House correspondent for the network.
After completing her undergraduate political communications B.A. degree at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., she joined CNN as Dana Schwartz. Before becoming an on-air reporter, she was a producer for CNN on Capitol Hill, specializing in coverage of the U.S. Senate. Previous to that assignment, she produced for CNN’s weekend programs, Late Edition, Evans & Novak and Inside Politics. Two separate incidents at CNN have called into question her objectivity: She stated that she was personally worried about Ron Paul’s campaign continuing too long and an interview she was conducting with a member of the military was cut short when he said that Israel could handle Iran by itself.
1 Early life and education
2 Personal life
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Early life and education
Bash was born in Montvale, New Jersey and graduated from Pascack Hills High School in her hometown of Montvale. Bash graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in political communications from George Washington University.
Bash is the daughter of Stu Schwartz, an ABC News producer who is currently the senior broadcast producer of ABC News, based at Good Morning America. Her mother, Frances Weinman Schwartz, is an educator in Jewish studies and author of the book, Passage to Pesach, and co-author with Rabbi Eugene Borowitz of two books, Jewish Moral Virtues, and A Touch of the Sacred. Bash’s brother, David Schwartz, is a New York City-based producer of video news and video public relations, who recently began his own company, DMS Productions.
On May 25, 2008, she married fellow CNN correspondent John King, who converted to Judaism prior to marrying her. It is her second marriage, having previously been married to Jeremy Bash.
The couple have a son, Jonah Frank King, born June 28, 2011. [6