Jill Dougherty

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Correspondent & Journalist (1949)
Tue Aug 18 2020
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Jill Dougherty is an American journalist and academic professor. She worked as a foreign issue expert on Russia for the USA and also the former Soviet Union. Moreover, Dougherty also spent her career as a journalist as a CNN correspondent for three decades. Furthermore, she also served as White House Correspondent and Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the US State Department. Back in 2014, she began her career in academia. As of now, she serves as a Centennial Fellow and instructor at Georgetown University's Walsh School for Foreign Service.

The former CNN's Foreign Correspondent, Jill Dougherty was born on October 19, 1949, somewhere in the United States of America.  She holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Dougherty completed her bachelor's degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. 

Apart, she has a master's degree from Georgetown University, where she researched Russia's soft power diplomacy. Additionally, Jill was also a fellow of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago as well as at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Likewise, she went to Leningrad State University in the Soviet Union.

Is Jill Dougherty Married? (Husband & Past Affairs)

Well, Jill, 70, might be probably living a single life right now. As there is no news of her marriage or being in a relationship yet. On the other hand, she was so busy in her career building, so she might not have time for love life. Besides, she is a very secretive nature person.

Jill Dougherty is living a happy life.
Jill Dougherty is living a happy life. Image Source: Wilson Center

Nevertheless, she keeps her personal life away from media and public attention. Apart, in 1999 at the age of 50, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. But, she wins over her cancer and currently living a cancer-free life. As of now, she is just enjoying his happy life.

Net Worth & Earnings in 2020

The Russian watcher of the USA, Jill has collected an impressive amount of net worth from his career as a correspondent and academic professor. According to some sources, she has an estimated net worth of $15 million. But, her exact net worth is still under review. Contessa Brewer is a business news correspondent for CNBC with a net worth of $3 million

The former CNN's Correspondent, Jill with her co-worker, enjoying a lavish life.
The former CNN's Correspondent, Jill with her co-worker, enjoying a lavish life. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Besides, she used to earn an annual salary of $40,000-$60,000 per year as a foreign correspondent for CNN till 2013. Apart, she is working as an academic professor, so the average salary ranges from $102,402 per year. With such a hefty amount of earning, he is living a healthy and wealthy life.

Three-Decade-Long Career in CNN

Talking about her professional life, Dougherty began her career as a Russian-language broadcaster and writer for Voice America, USSR Division. Moreover, she served as CNN's White House Correspondent form 1991 to 1993. Apart, Jill was also a part of CNN's team who won Award for Best White House Coverage in 1993 by American Journalism Review.

Nevertheless, Jill worked as a foreign affairs reporter for more than 50 countries. But, she mainly reported for the USSR division for CNN. After spending her three decades on CNN, she left her job in 2013. But, she is still watching and reporting over Russia as an analyst and independent consultant. She currently works as a Centennial Fellow and instructor at Georgetown University's Walsh School for Foreign Service.

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