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Zain Asher Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Religion

Updated On: 25 Sep, 2019

Zain Asher Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Religion

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 27, 1983
Age 36 Years 2 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Steve Peoples
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Ethnicity African-American
Children/Kids 1
Height 5 feet 3 inch (1.6m)
Education Keble College, Oxford University (BA); Columbia University (MS)
Parents Obiajulu Ejiofor (Mother), Arinze Ejiofor (Father)
Siblings Chiwetel Ejiofor (Brother), Kandibe (Sister)

As the host of CNN’s Prime News shows CNN Newsroom, Zain Ashers knows what's the pace of the seven hours weekdays shows feels like. Before allying with the CNN Network, Zain served as a Television reporter for an American regional cable news television channel, News 12 Networks.

Married To Media Personality, Pregnancy News

Zain Asher and her husband, Steve Peoples are both media sphere. Steve is the National Political Reporter for The Associated Press for the last seven years.

Zain and her then-boyfriend, Steve got engaged during their romantic getaway in Florida in April 2016. Just a year after their engagement, the lovely duo got married on 30 September 2017 at an intimate wedding ceremony that took place in New York.

The reporter also posted a picture of her wedding on Instagram in late December of 2017, to sum up, her best moment of that year.

Zain Asher with her husband, Steve Peoples on 27 December 2017 (Photo: Instagram)

Her actor brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor and sister Kandibe Blackhatten also attended the nuptials. Kandibe, who is a medical practitioner, attended her sister's wedding with her husband, Dele Blackhatten.

Zain, who has been married for more than nine months, is expecting a baby with her husband. The news of her pregnancy was revealed after her pictures with a baby bump circulated across the Internet in early June 2018.

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Debuting Into Parenthood

Zain announced her pregnancy in July 2018 when the baby was due for nearly 6 weeks. The pair received love and support from their family, friends, and well-wishers after the announcement. Even though the pair didn’t announce the exact birth date of their baby. They shared a snap of the happy family of three in Instagram on 21 December 2018.


Zain and Steve with their baby (Source: Instagram)

The couple is heading on stronger over time. They recently celebrated their one year anniversary on 3 October 2018. Zain made a brief post celebrating the occasion. She stated how lucky she was to have a husband like  Steve, how she has grown spiritually, creatively and emotionally. She further added that she has become a much better person because of her husband who taught her the importance of forgiveness and gratitude.

The love bar for the pair hasn’t even depleted a bit from receiving a surprise on Valentine's day in 2019 to featuring each other in their respective social platforms.

What Is Zain Asher’s Net Worth?

The 34-year-old TV reporter summons the majority of her net worth working with the CNN News Broadcast since 2013. She added significant earnings from anchoring CNN Newsroom at 1 am Eastern Time ET on CNN America and also reported financial news for the network.

According to PayScale, the average salary of a CNN correspondent is reported to be $66000 a year and Zain’s five years of experience in the channel helps her to receive a lucrative amount as a salary. The wages of a CNN anchor depends upon their working experience, and Zain's anchoring work at the CNN‘s Prime TV shows has undoubtedly elevated her remuneration.

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Apart from Zain, her brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor has a net worth of $12 million from his professional acting stint since 1995. Chiwetel added a major portion of his increasing wealth playing the role of Karl Mordo in 2016 American superhero movie titled Doctor Strange. The film was produced on a budget of $236.6 million and made a box office collection of $677.7 million.

Cries After Brother Wins Oscar Nomination For The Movie Based On Religion

Zain is the middle child in the family. She was raised with her siblings Chiwetel and Kandibe by her Nigerian parents, Arinze and Obiajulu Ejiofor. Zain belongs to Igbo ancestry and hails from Enugu state in Nigeria.

Her brother has played the role of Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s 2013 directorial, 12 Years a Slave. Chiwetel also received the Best Actor nomination at the Academy Awards in February 2014. Zain could not control her emotion and tear fell down her eyes on live air news after hearing her brother’s nomination.

12 Years of a Slave talks about the good and worst part of any religion. During the 2018 interview for Telegraph, Chiwetel told the magazine, we can't just pretend religion doesn't exist

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Short Bio

News anchor Zain Asher was born on 27 August 1983 in Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, as per wiki. The reporter went to Keble College and then attended Oxford University in 2005 and graduated with a degree in French and Spanish. She also obtained a degree in news reporting from Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism in New York City in 2006.