David Chalian Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Sep, 2017
Facts of David Chalian
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name David Chalian
Birth Name David Marc Chalian
Father Robert P. Chalian
Mother Carol Chalian (née Steloff)
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, D.C.
Ethnicity white
Profession Political Director; Political Analyst; Journalist
Working For CNN
Net Worth $12 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 64kg
Education New Jersey
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award
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David Chalian was firstly known as David Marc Chalian is a current CNN’s political director who oversees the political coverage across CNN platforms.

Taking over from CNN’s former Political Director, Mark Preston he was able to gain the position of a political director who is widely respected veteran of the industry. He also serves as ABC News political director from the year 2007 to 2010.

He is known for Washington Bureau Chief, Yahoo Political Editor, ABC News and Political Analyst and Good Morning America.

Early Life and Education

Chalian was born in July 1973 in a Jewish family. His parents were Robert P. Chalian and Carol Chalian. He joined Marlboro High school which is one of the public comprehensive high school in New Jersey.

In the year 1991, he completed his graduation from Northwestern University where he studied and obtained B.A. David holds an American nationality.


After the completion of his study, he joined NY1 News which is a 24-hour cable news channel in New York City. He produced the nightly news program inside the City Hall.

Chalian went to work as ABC News political director and then again worked at PBS News hour before joining Yahoo. He created and co-anchored the daily political web cast named “Top Line.”

David often appears on-air as a political analyst on the show” New Day” and “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

David also became a Vice President for Video Programming at “POLITICO.” He served as Yahoo News and after that, he was hired as the political director at CNN replacing Mark Preston.

Personal Life

David Marc was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Chalian who joyfully announce the birth of their second child. He has an elder brother named Gill. David has managed to keep his life personal and no information regarding his married life is disclosed. 

Currently, David is busy in developing his career so he is not found dating anyone and is still single. David has maintained a low profile, so there is no such information about his affairs, marriage, and children too.

Chalian lives in Washington, DC and has won Emmy Award for his Outstanding Live Coverage of current News story.

Net worth & Body Measurement

Chalian who is one of the famous Political Director always keeps his net worth as well as salary confidential.  As per the CNN, one of the anchors from the CNN gains has a net worth of $ 12 million.

We can conclude that the net worth of Chalian is reported to be more than $12 million as his position is apparently greater than that of an anchor. He has got a huge amount of net worth so he is living a luxurious life.

David has got an average body with a height around 5 feet 4 inch and weighs around 64 kg. He has Black colored eyes with light brown hair.


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