John Berman Biography
John Berman is an American of Sephardic Jewish descent journalist who is working for CNN as the co-anchor of “New Day” with Brianna Keilar. He joined the network on June 2022. Further, he has served the network for over a decade.
How Old is John Berman?
Berman was born on March 21st, 1972 in Carlisle, Mass. He is 50 years old as of 2022
John Berman Height / Measurements
Berman is of an average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
John Berman Partner/ Wife
Berman exchanged vows with his wife, Kerry on July 20th, 2002. Prior to that, they lived together for 5 years and dated for 3 years. As of 2022, the couple celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. The couple has two sons together. Further, they reside in Armonk, New York. However, we will update information about his spouse once it’s available.
John Berman Kids / Children
Berman has two sons with his wife. Even so, he manages to keep information regarding his kids away from the limelight. However, we will update this information about his children once it’s available.
John Berman Family / Relatives
Berman manages to keep information regarding his parents away from the limelight. Additionally, he shares no information regarding whether he has any siblings or not. We will update this information once it’s available.
John Berman Education
Upon completion of his high school education at Phillips Academy, Berman went on to join Harvard University in 1991. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1995, he became its alumnus with a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Social Science. While there, he served as the president of Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Phillips academy is a private co-educational, boarding, and day, university-preparatory school in the town of Andover, Massachusetts.
John Berman Career
Berman serves on CNN as the co-anchor of “New Day” with Brianna Keilar. He joined the network on June 2022. Further, he has served the network for over a decade. Prior to that, he served CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and CNN’s, “Early Start” with Christine Romans as a co-anchor.
Further, he served “At This Hour” with Kate Bolduan as a co-anchor. Since his arrival at CNN, he has been at the front of today’s most urgent news occurring. For example, the most recent COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump presidency, and the 2020 election.
Before CNN, he served ABC News since 1985 and was featured on television there from 2001. Moreover, he was an occasional contributor to all of ABC’s broadcasts. For example, “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and “20/20.” And, he contributed to ABCNews.com.
Additionally, he assisted pilot Good NorningAmerica’s primaries in 2012 and covered the 2008 presidential campaign. Also, he followed Republican candidates Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the GOP primaries.
To boot, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the general election. In 1999 and 2000, he served as an off-screen reporter for ABC News. While there, he broadcasted George W. Bush’s presidential campaign.
In addition, he recorded more hours with then-candidate Bush than nearly any other reporter. Where he followed Bush to 45 states from his early fundraisers and through his initial months in the White House.
On top of this, he has broadcasted stories spanning from the war in Iraq to the best way to catch catfish barehanded. Also, he interviewed newsmakers such as Barack Obama, Lionel Richie, the Prime Minister of Iraq, and MC Hammer.
Plus, he served as an implanted reporter throughout the invasion of Iraq. Moreover, in 2006 he reported on the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. In addition, he telecasted the Indian Ocean tsunami from Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Else, he broadcasted the steroids scandal in American sports.
From 1997 to 1999, he served as the head writer for “World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.” Additionally, he traveled with Jennings to the Columbine school shooting in Colorado, and to Cuba for the pope’s unforgettable visit.
Berman has also worked with Jennings during the indictment hearings of President Clinton. Further, he partook in the “World News Tonight” team that was acknowledged with a 2004 Edward R. Murrow award for best broadcast.
Forbye, he gained a James Beard Award in 2010. Nonetheless, he began at ABC News as a desk assistant where he served the overnight shift in 1995. On a side note, he likes the Red Sox. Moreover, he was featured in episode 8 of Jeopardy! on May 13, 2015. Additionally, he won $50,000 against celebrity contestants, Mo Rocca and Wendi McLendon-Covey for his charity in the program.
How Much Does John Berman Earn?
Berman receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
How Much is John Berman Worth?
Through Berman’s career as an anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
John Berman Health
In April 2022, Berman partook in the Boston marathon for the charity Team Beans. The charity was launched by his CNN colleague Andrew Kaczynski in commemoration of his daughter, Francesca, to support the treatment and research of pediatric brain tumors and cancer. During the marathon, he suffered a medical event and was put in a tent in an ambulance and later to the ER at Beth Israel hospital. At the hospital, his blood pressure was at about 104, and had a very fast heartbeat. Also, he was petrified as he couldn’t control his head and put many thoughts together.
“Now, when you run a marathon, and I’ve run four before, pretty much the number one goal is to finish. That’s why you spend five months training and getting your body ready. You’re not trying to win; you’re trying to finish. Well, I didn’t win and I didn’t finish. And frankly it does leave me feeling extremely unfulfilled. I’m not going to lie, it kind of sucks.”
“What doesn’t suck is being alive. And there was a bit of time last Monday where I wasn’t sure that was a given. This is what happened, in so far as I remember it — though the most important parts, I don’t remember. Not overwhelmed, but enough that I was doing the math in my head that I could run much much more slowly and even walk some and still finish the race right around the time I wanted to. I really didn’t have that much further to go. So that was Mile 24. And that’s the last thing I remember about the race.”
“They told me that people at the tent put me in an ambulance to the emergency room at Beth Israel hospital. Again, I have no idea how I got to the tent or who saw me there or who put me in the ambulance. But thank God they did. In the ER, my body temperature was around 104; my blood pressure, wicked low; and my heart rate very very fast. Not being in control of my head was terrifying. I could not put many thoughts together. But I could put enough together to know I was messed up and I knew that my brain is crucial to what I do, because clearly I’m not going to get by on my athletic ability.” Berman voiced.
Upon testing his blood, it was discovered that Berman had Rhabdomyolysis, also known as rhabdo. Rhabdo is a condition where damaged muscle tissue releases proteins and electrolytes into the blood which can in turn cause harm to the heart and kidneys. As part of his treatment, he was to hydrate at an “ungodly amount.”
“I like to call it ‘rambo’ because it makes me sound butch. Rambo can happen from heat stroke, which is apparently what I had. It basically means you have dead muscle tissue, which decays into your system and can be a huge problem for your kidneys. But once they spotted it, there was really no risk. I just needed to be on an IV until the levels went down far enough.” Berman said.
“So apparently I had 25 GREAT miles … I say apparently because it seems I took a bit of a detour to the medical tent … and then the hospital. I don’t exactly remember what happened, but I am doing MUCH better now. Back to work soon!” He tweeted on April 16th, 2022.
“I more than made up for the 1.2 miles I did not run with trips to the bathroom. But it worked. After three nights in the hospital, three nights, they let me out as long as I promised to drink my body weight in fluids for the next few days. There shouldn’t be any lasting effects at all.” He commented.
John Berman Leaving CNN
There have been speculations of Berman leaving CNN as a result of the replacement of the daily morning segment, New Day with new anchors, a new name, and a set segment with new anchors, a new name, and a set. The new news anchors are Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins. And, their segment will be dubbed, Don Lemon Tonight.
The New Day anchors, John Berman and Brianna Keilar will continue to produce the program but will be given new anchor roles as per CNN chief executive, Chris Licht. In light of this, Berman is not leaving the network. However, we will update this information once available to the public.
John Berman Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Berman is active on his social media accounts. He has about 41K followers on his Facebook Page, about 165.4K followers on his Twitter account, and around 30.9K followers on his Instagram account.