Jeff Zeleny Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Oct, 2021
Facts of Jeff Zeleny
Date of Birth: 1973 , June-10
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Jeff Zeleny
Birth Name Jeffrey Dean Zeleny
Father Robert Dean
Mother Diane Naomi Zeleny
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Exeter, Nebraska
Ethnicity White
Profession Correspondent
Working For Television
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Affair with N/A
Married N/A
Education University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
TV Show ABC News
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Jeff Zeleny is a journalist and a Senior White House Correspondent for CNN. He previously worked as Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News. He is a Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago Tribune.

Zeleny started working for The Des Moines Register in 1996 after she interned for the Wall Street Journal and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in college.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Jeff Zeleny

Jeff was born as Jeffrey Dean Zeleny on June 10, 1973, in Exeter, Nebraska, the United States to Diane Naomi Zeleny and Robert Dean Zeleny. Jeff spent most of his childhood days with his two older brothers James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny. Jeff was an intelligent boy who wanted to get into journalism and understand the dynamics of politics. Jeff is of American nationality and white ethnicity.

Zeleny went on to fulfill his dream of getting into journalism by studying journalism and political science at the University of Nebraska. He went on to graduate in 1996.

Jeff Zeleny's Career In Journalism

While studying at the university, Zeleny was named the editor of the Daily Nebraskan who was the school’s newspaper. Jeff then started working for The Des Moines Register. Soon, he transferred to the Chicago Tribune.

He was then hired by The New York Times to cover various subject matters related to politics. Jeff has covered the presidential election of 2012. In 2013, Jeff was hired by ABC News as their senior Washington correspondent. He did an exceptional job while there. Soon, in March of 2015, he was hired to become the senior correspondent for CNN. Jeff has been doing extremely well on CNN. He is noted for his good work. In January 2017, he was named the Senior White House Correspondent.

Jeff has been nominated for many awards for his exceptional career in the media. A few of the awards include the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story–Long Form.

Jeff Zeleny's Salary And Net Worth

Jeff Zeleny is a senior correspondent at CNN for over three years. According to a reliable salary site, the correspondent at the network gets a staggering annual salary. According to, an average CNN correspondent gets an annual salary of $100,000, but being a senior White House correspondent, Zeleny's salary is expected to be over $143,852.

Before he joined the CNN network, he had been working as a senior White House correspondent for ABC where he received a good amount of salary as well. As per the sources, an average correspondent at ABC gets around $106,562 salary annually, and as Zeleny is a senior White House correspondent, his salary is sure to be greater than this which is estimated to be around $131,014.

There is no verified net worth of Zeleny, however, as per some source, his net worth is close to $1 million.

Jeff Zeleny's Personal Life, Marriage, And Children

Jeff Zeleny didn't involve in many relationships like other celebrities and television personalities. Jeff does not have a long dating history which may be due to his is focused on his journalism career. Jeff is reluctant in speaking about his personal life in front of the media. According to reliable sources, Zeleny is living a single life.

Zeleny was rumored to be gay. People started speculating about his sexual orientation around three years back, however, the senior correspondent didn't address the rumor at the time. Later, he came out of the closet and confirmed that the rumor of him being gay was true. Though he confessed he is gay, he hasn't yet revealed who he is dating and who is his current boyfriend.


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