Jeff Zeleny

Correspondent (1973)
Mon Aug 10 2020
By   Selena

Jeff Zeleny is a Senior White House Correspondent for CNN who covers the Trump administration and overall Campaign 2020. Before that, he worked for ABC News as a Senior Washington Correspondent. He received a Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago Tribune during his newspaper work.

Jeffrey Dean Zeleny was born on June 10, 1973, in Exeter, Nebraska, the United States to the parents Diane Naomi and Robert Dean Zeleny. Moreover, he has older brothers Michael Jon Zeleny and James Robert Zeleny. As per his citizenship, he is American and is of white ethnicity. He studied at Exeter High School and is graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he studied journalism and political science in 1996.

Is CNN's Senior Washington Correspondent, Jeff Zeleny Married?

Well, the answer is no. Forty-seven years old Jeff who is openly gay is neither married nor seem to be engaged in a kind of love affair at the moment. The handsome hunk reporter loves to keep his private details away from the spotlight.

Photo: Jeff Zeleny With His Friends at University of Maryland, College Park
Source: Instagram@jeffzeleny

 Until now, Zeleny has not mentioned anything related to his deep connection with any partner to the press. Thus, he might be waiting for the right person to fall in love with.

So in the meantime, Jeff, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, must be enjoying the best of his single life. Now, after scrolling her IG profile, there are no pictures that could suggest that he has a boyfriend or lover at the time.

Net Worth and Earnings of Jeff Zeleny

Although the exact amount of Jeff's net worth is not mentioned anywhere, it is assumed to be around $1 Million, which is alike to Abby Phillip. He has accumulated his total fortune from his two decades of professional writing and reporting career.

Well, Zeleny now works as Senior White House Correspondent CNN since January 2017. As per online tabloids, the annual wage for CNN Correspondent is around $145143. So working for over thee years at the network, he might be making more than $90,000.

Picture: Jeff Zeleny at ABC News
Source: The Wrap

Prior to that, he also served as the senior Washington reporter on ABC News in February 2013. While the Senior Washington Correspondent earns $117372 per year or ranging between $116584 to $118153

His Professional Career

While at the University of Nebraska, Jeff became the editor of the school's newspaper, Daily Nebraskan. Further, he interned for newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in college, and the Florida Times-Union in college.

In 1996, he started writing for The Des Moines Register. Afterward, he entered The Chicago Tribune in 2000, where he covered the paper for the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. While at the Tribune, his work on a number of national air traffic control issues went famous.

Jeff Zeleny's Reporting Washington Week at CNN
Image: Jeff Zeleny's Reporting Washington Week at CNN
Source: Breitbart

In 2006, Zeleny was hired by The New York Times to cover politics. While at work, he covered the paper's 2012 presidential election as their lead reporter. He received national attention when he asked President Obama if he was surprised, disturbed, fascinated, and humbled during his first days in office.

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