Dana Ruth Bash is a famous American journalist and reporter for CNN.

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Background

She was born on June 15, 1971, in Montvale, New Jersey. Her father, Stu Schwartz was an ABC News senior producer and her mother Frances Weinman was an author and educator of Jewish studies. Dana is the second born in a family of four children and her mother described her as quiet and the easiest to deal with during her younger years among her siblings.  One of Dana’s brothers, David is a video producer in New York City.

Dana went to Packsack High School in Montvale where she was a very vibrant young woman, both academically and in sports. Her activeness in sports made her become an easy selection as the head of the school's cheerleading squad. She was also a tough athlete who participated in short races and in the long jump. She won many medals for her school during athletic competitions, making her an all rounded girl in an out of class.

She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Communications from George Washington University which is located in Washington D.C.

Journalism Career

Her first journalism gig was at CNN, where she worked as an assistant journalist. The job was very demanding but she did not give up. She stayed put and was later promoted to a reporter and an editor. She produced CNN’s weekend programs, Late Edition, Evans & Novak and Inside Politics. She also produced for CNN on Capitol Hill, especially when she was assigned to cover the US Senate as an on-air reporter. Currently, she is a co-anchor of the Capitol Hill beat with John King and Jessica Yellin at CNN. Her previous assignment was as a White House correspondent for CNN.

In 2008, she was promoted to the post of CNN’s chief political correspondent, giving her a wider platform to cover politically related stories. She has also worked as a library assistant at the network’s Washington D.C bureau and a producer of the public affairs show for the same bureau.

Her coverage of big news stories in politics made her very famous and that is how she raised her popularity and gained many admirers all over the world. She has covered some major stories like the arrest of Saddam Hussein, Hurricane Katrina and the CIA intelligence leak investigation story. She was also appointed to co-host the Democratic Party debates for 2016 Presidential election together with Juan Carlos and Anderson Cooper

Awards and Recognitions

Dana’s notable credits and awards include the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, and Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation. In March 2014, Elle Magazine honored her at the Italian Embassy in the US during its annual Women in Washington Power List.

21 Oct, 2018


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