Cynthia McFadden Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Aug, 2017
Facts of Cynthia McFadden
Date of Birth: 1956 , May-27
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Cynthia McFadden
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Maine
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For ABC
Net Worth $3 million
Boyfriend James F. Hoge, Jr. (1998–)
Married Yes
Married to Michael John Davies (m. 1989)
Children Spencer Graham McFadden Hoge
Divorce Michael John Davies (dIV.1996)
Education Bowdoin College, Columbia University, Columbia Law School
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Cynthia McFadden is an American television journalist who currently works for the NBC News. She was an anchor and correspondent for the ABC News and co-anchored Nightline and also appeared on ABC News special “Primetime.”

Early Life and Education

The laborious journalist was born on May 27, 1956, in Maine, U.S. She holds an American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity.

McFadden attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick and completed her graduation. Afterward, she gained her Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School in New York City.


The proficient journalist was an executive producer of the Fred Friendly’s Media and Society seminars based at Columbia. She then attended the Courtroom Television Network and worked there as an anchor.

In the year 2004, she became an anchor of the “Primetime.” Before joining it, she previously substituted for Ted Koppel on different occasions. As an anchor, she conducted a number of significant interviews including videos with celebrities including Clint Eastwood and Paul McCartney.

In 2014, after two decades with ABC News as a Nightline anchor, she left the ABC News and then joined the NBC News where she serves as the senior legal and investigative correspondent.

McFadden is also a contributor for, a website launched for women to discuss cultural and political gossips. Additionally, she has also co-hosted a number of documentaries. She is the co-chair person of the board of International Women’s Media Foundation.

Personal Life

The 61-years-old  journalist married Michael John Davis, an editor, and publisher of the Hartford Courant. They divorced in 1996 after being together for seven years. 

McFadden is the executrix of the estate of longtime friend actress Katharine Hepburn. She has suffered from a Chronic disease and has conducted awareness programs to make the people aware of it. She supports the work of David Lynch Foundation and practices Transcendental Meditation.

Net Worth

As she has been involved in NBC News her salary is expected to be $76,393 per year. She is living a luxurious life with a net worth around $3 million.?


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