Ashleigh Banfield Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Jan, 2019
Facts of Ashleigh Banfield
Date of Birth: 1967 , December-29
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Ashleigh Banfield
Nationality Canadian-American
Birth Place/City Winnipeg, Manitoba
Profession Journalist
Working For CNN
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $ 200,000
Affair with Chris Haynor
Boyfriend Chris Haynor
Married Yes
Married to Howard Gould (divorce) Chris Haynor (married in 2017)
Children Jay Fischer Gould,Ridley Banfield Gould
Education University of British Columbia
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
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Ashleigh Banfield is a renowned Canadian-American journalist. She was an anchor for HLN and CNN as well as a legal counselor who also appeared in Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start. She started her television career at a Kenora, Ontario station called CJBN-TV.  The journalist fills in as a backup host on the A&E hit show Live PD too, as of  April 28, 2018. 

The renowned media personality was married to Howard Gould and the two have two children Jay and Ridley. She is now married Chris Haynor

Early Life And Education Of Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield was born Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield on December 29, 1967, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, under the birth sign Capricorn. She is the daughter of Suzanne Elizabeth and John Alexander Banfield. 

Banfield did her schooling from Balmorals Hall School and graduated in 1985. From the Queen’s University at Ontario in 1988, she did her BA in Political Science. She also studied from University of British’s Advance in 1992.

Banfield further went on to study French at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ashleigh Banfield's Career

Ashleigh Banfield started her television news career from CJBN-TV in 1998 at Kenova. She served as a producer from 1992-1993 as well as an anchor at CICT-TV for an evening newscast. While working there she reported the 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and 1992 Summit in Vancouver. For ABC’s World News tonight she also worked as a freelance associate producer. In early 2000 she was hired by MSNBC in the US.

After that, Banfield worked for KDFW-TV situated in Dallas which gave her the Emmy award. She was loved and appreciated by her viewers for her works in the MSNBC. On September 2011, when there was the terrorist attack in world trade center she presented live coverage from the Manhattan street which was just a few blocks away from the site of the attack.

Banfield lost her two friends in that accident. She also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after losing her two friends in the World Trade Center attacks. Apart from it she also interviewed many war victims during the conflict in Afghanistan which includes the Taliban.

Banfield did coverage of travel from Jalalabad to Kabul and reported other experiences in Afganistan. A Catholic priest in Pakistan Father Gregory Rice was also interviewed by her. She then started working with the show Ashleigh Banfield on Location at 10 p.m. For her trademark rectangular eyeglasses, she has got both positive and negative remarks since her arrival on the national media scene.

HLN was reported on October 16, 2018, that Banfield was terminated by the net worth along with Michaela Pereira and Carol Costello, as part of the network's decision to scale back their live news programming. 

Ashleigh Banfield's Net Worth And Salary

Talking about her achievements Ashleigh Banfield has won two Iris Awards in 1994 for Best News Documentary and Best of Festival when she was working for CICI-TV. And from her illustrious career, the popular media personality has also collected a decent amount of money. 

How much does Ashleigh Banfield make?

As per estimation made by various online sources, Ashleigh Banfield's net worth can be assumed over $2 million. And her salary said to be $200,000 per year when she was working with MSNBC live. She was also once worked for CNN where her annual salary was ranged between of $35,195 to $132,162 a year. 

Ashleigh Banfield's Personal Life And Relationship

Ashleigh Banfield was married to Howard Gould who is a real estate financier in 2004. Her husband founded the carbon credit trading company Equator Environmental. He is the great-grandson of well-known railroad developer Jay Gould.

Their affair started while Banfield was walking in Central Park in New York when she met him. After having an affair they got married at Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club in Canada. They have two sons together, Jay Fischer Gould and Ridley Banfield Gould. There have been rumors in the media that the divorce has been taken place between them but all of the news are just rumors.

Despite their loving relationship and long marriage journey, the couple could not last long and parted ways. The reason behind their separation is yet to be revealed. Following their divorce, the host went on to marry her boyfriend Chris Haynor, at the Hermitage Club ski lodge in Wilmington, Vermont, on December 29, 2017. Their wedding attended by more than 50 guests. She chosen the New England-based band, The Short Bus for the music at her wedding. 

The married couple met for the first time on Match.com in October 2014. The two later arranged a lunch date.  

Banfield has a large fan following on her micro-blogging site Twitter with over 85.5 K followers. She is also active on Instagram account. 

Ashleigh Banfield's Body Measurement

  • Ashleigh Banfield's height: she stands at the height of  5 ft 11 in / 178 cm. 
  • Weight:  137 lb / 62 kg
  • Body Measurement:  35-27-35 in
  • Bust size: 35 in / 91 cm
  • Waist size: 27 in / 69 cm
  • Hips size: 35 in / 91 cm
  • Bra size: 40B (US) / 90B (EU)
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Nationality: Canadian 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Age: December 29, 1967 (age 51)

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