Ashleigh Banfield Biography and Wiki
Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian-American journalist and host of Banfield on News Nation. She is a former host of Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start on CNN. She was also a freelance associate producer for ABC’s World News Tonight during her tenure at CICT-TV.
Ashleigh Banfield Age
Banfield is 55 years old as of 2022, she was born on December 29, 1967, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of December every year.
Ashleigh Banfield Height and Weight
Banfield stands at an average height and moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by.
Ashleigh Banfield Family
Banfield was born and brought up in the USA by her loving parents. However, she has not disclosed any further information on her family or her siblings.
Banfield attended Balmoral Hall School, a private university preparatory school in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She also attended Queen’s University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
Ashleigh Banfield Husband
Banfield is married to her loving husband, Chris Haynor. In their marriage, Banfield and her husband have not revealed whether they have a child together.
Her first marriage was with Howard Gould. They held their wedding on a wooden yacht at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club in Canada. In their marriage, they were blessed with two sons. However, the couple is currently divorced.
Ashleigh Banfield Salary
Banfield receives an annual salary of $75,000-$90,000 from her career as a news journalist.
Ashleigh Banfield Net Worth
Banfield has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2022.
Ashleigh Banfield News Nation Wikipedia
Banfield was hired by national cable network MSNBC in early 2000 after winning an Emmy for her reporting at Dallas, TX broadcast station KDFW-TV. She “fit nicely with MSNBC’s positioning as the news network of choice for younger viewers,” according to The New York Times. She also hosted MSNBC Investigates, worked at NBC News, and joined Gina Gaston and Mika Brzezinski on HomePage.
Banfield expressed his concerns about media coverage of the Iraq war in an April 2003 Landon Lecture Series speech at Kansas State University. She criticized “cable news operators who wrap themselves in the American flag and go after a specific target demographic,” citing Fox News Channel as an example. According to the New York Times, her speech enraged MSNBC’s controlling NBC management, who rebuked her and reduced her profile.
Ashleigh Banfield Political Affiliation
Banfield is listed at 128 Mansfield Avenue Darien, Ct 06820, and is affiliated with the Democratic Party.
Ashleigh Banfield Katie Couric
Couric admits in her book that she felt the need to “protect my turf” on the morning news show, where she worked from 1991 to 2006, and that she was aware that “someone younger and cuter was always around the corner,” citing Banfield, 53, as an example.