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Ben Wedeman (CNN News) Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Wiki, Net Worth

Ben Wedeman Biography

Ben Wedeman is a well-known and talented American news journalist currently working for CNN News as a war correspondent. He also worked for The Washington Post before becoming a news reporter for CNN News.

Most noteworthy, Ben led the report coverage of the military-backed overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. He was also among the reporters who covered the Gaza war of 2014 and the war against ISIS in Iraq. He also reported the failed Turkish coup d’état in July 2016.

Likewise, Wedeman served as CNN’s senior reporter in Tyre where he reported from south Lebanon. He was also on the ground during the war between Israel and Hezbollah. Initially, he joined the station as a fixer, producer, as well as a sound technician. in the Amman Bureau.

Before coming to the station, Ben worked for The Washington Post as a news reporter. Furthermore, he worked as a freelance print journalist covering the Palestinian territories and Sudan. He has also worked in an international agricultural research center in Aleppo.

Ben Wedeman Age

Ben is 61 years old as of 2022, he was born on September 1, 1960, in Washington, D.C., United States.

Ben Wedeman Height and Weight

Ben stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches with a moderate weight.

Ben Wedeman Family

Wedeman is the son of Miles G. Wedeman and Martha Jean Wedeman. His mother was a reporter for The Washington Post” while his father worked as a diplomat and civil servant from Pennsylvania.


Ben graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Later, he obtained a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

Ben Wedeman Wife | Married

Wedeman is married to her loving wife, Yasmine Perni. She has worked as a journalist, photographer, and television producer. In their marriage, the couple has been blessed with three wonderful children whose details are still unclear.

Ben Wedeman Salary

Ben receives an annual salary of $85,000-$95,000 from his career as a news journalist. The normal pay of a news journalist ranges from between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 which translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32.

Ben Wedeman Net Worth

Wedeman has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.) as of 2022, from his successful career. His primary source of income is his career as a Journalist. Through his various sources of income, he has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.


  • Emmy Awards
  • Edward Murrow Awards
  • Overseas Press Club Award
  • Murrow Award
  • Three Peabody Awards