Jeff Zeleny Net Worth 2022 Biography

Jeffrey Dean Zeleny is the Chief National Affairs Correspondent for CNN. He previously was Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News. During his newspaper career, he won a Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago Tribune.

Jeff Zeleny Net Worth 2022 Biography
Jeff Zeleny Net Worth 2022 Biography

Jeff Zeleny Biography

Name Jeff Zeleny
Birth Name Jeffrey Dean Zeleny
Date of Birth June 10, 1973
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Gender Male
Birth Country Exeter, NE, United States of America
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Correspondent
Jeff Zeleny Net worth $1 Million
Salary $14,3852
Marital Status Single
Hair Color Dark Brown
Father Robert Dean Zeleny
Mother Diane Naomi Yeck
Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1996)

Early Life

Jeff Zeleny was born on 10th July 1973 in Exeter, Nebraska, U.S. He was the son of Diane Naomi and Robert Dean Zeleny. Similarly, he has two older brothers James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny. Likewise, he was raised on the family farm with his siblings. His nationality is American whereas his ethnicity is unknown.

Jeff Zeleny Relationship Status   

Jeff was not interested in other relationships, such as other prominent persons and TV personalities. Jeff has no long history of dating, which may be due to his journalism career.  Jeff is unwilling to speak to the media about his personal life. Zeleny lives a single entity, according to credible sources. Jeff has rumored to be a lesbian. Around three years ago, people began to talk about their sexual orientation, but the senior correspondent did not answer the speculation. Later he came out from the closet and reported the theory that he was gay. Although he admitted that he was a gay male, he still did not disclose who he is and who his new boyfriend is.

Jeff Zeleny Rumors and Controversy

Jeff Zeleny declared that President Trump had little empathy for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. And people criticized him for that. Similarly, people accused him of lying by former GOP-presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

Jeff Zeleny Height, Weight

Now talking about Jeff Zeleny’s body measurements, he has a height of 5 feet 8 inches whereas his weight is unknown. Similarly, he has salt and pepper hair and blue color eyes.

Jeff Zeleny Awards, Nominations

He was nominated for the Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story Long Form. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for his work on a series about air traffic control problems nationwide.


The Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, Jeff Zeleny interned for some newspaper. The newspapers were the Wall Street Journal, the Florida Times-Union and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in college.

Similarly, he started working for The Des Moines Register in 1996. He wanted to become a sports reporter in the early days. But the importance of the Iowa caucuses led him to become a political specialist.

In the year 2000, Jeff Zeleny was writing for The Chicago Tribune. And he covered the presidential campaigns in 2002 and 2004 for the paper.

Similarly, in the year 2006, The New York Times hired him to cover politics. He covered the 2012 presidential election for the paper being a lead reporter.

Likewise, he received attention at President Barack Obama’s 100-day press conference. He asked President Obama how he was “surprised, troubled, enchanted, and humbled” during his first days in office.

Moreover, in February 2013, he was hired by ABC News to be their senior Washington correspondent and to file stories for the website. Finally, in the year 2015, he joined CNN and in January 2017, he was named Senior White House Correspondent.

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