Jill Dougherty

Inside Biography

Jill Dougherty is a journalist, anchor, and correspondent. She has worked as an anchor and foreign affairs correspondent for CNN. She was part of the CNN team that won the 1993 American Journalism Review Award for Best White House Coverage.

Early Life and Education

Jill Dougherty is a well established American reporter and journalist born in 1949. She is known for her role of foreign affairs correspondent for CNN.

She finished her bachelor's degree in Russian Language and Literature at Ann Arbor from the University of Michigan. She started her journalism career as a writer and Russian language newscaster for Voice of America in U.S.S.R. 

Furthermore, she studied at Leningrad State University Benton and was followed by University of Chicago's degree in Journalism.

After working for CNN for about 30 years, she left CNN and started reporting as an affairs correspondent is based in the network’s Washington, D.C. In recent days, she is involved in covering U.S. foreign policy and is also a reporter at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Jill Dougherty graduated with a B.A. degree in Russian Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan situated in Ann Arbor. She earned 4.0 c u mulative GPA in her BA degree.

Later, she did her Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from The Georgetown University. She later started to work for CNN as a Foreign Affairs Correspondent covering the international affairs and State Department and was involved in research on Russian Democracy.


Jill Dougherty was the part of CNN's team when CNN won Award for Best White House Coverage in 1993 evaluated by American Journalism Review.

Jill Dougherty is a foreign affairs reporter for white house representing CNN in the white house. She was involved with CNN from her starting days. She was a reporter for USSR division for CNN from her early days for a program called Voice of America.

After that, she moved to WMAQ-TV and started working as a correspondent and later worked as a freelance writer for TIME magazine as well as for National Public Radio. She has worked as a chief of the Moscow bureau in 1997. 

Personal life

Jill Dougherty was diagnosed with a breast cancer and underwent treatment in 1999, at the age of 50. She was later free from cancer and shared her experience with the media.  

She also described how her illness helped her reveal the true essence of her character and made her behave more genuinely than before.

Though her professional life is pretty known to all her fans her personal life is still hidden from her fans till today's date. 

Awards and Net worth

Jill Dougherty was the part of CNN's team when CNN won Award for Best White House Coverage in 1993 evaluated by American Journalism Review, which is considered one of the most valued awards she lifted in her long-running career in CNN and for her cancer-related efforts and charities. 

Jill Dougherty studied Russian language and was well familiar with the Russian culture which secured her job as a Russian newscaster and political analyst in for USSR division in CNN.

With her three-decade long career with CNN, she has worked for various divisions including Foreign Affairs Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. and Russian News Broadcaster for USSR division.

Her other roles in CNN includes U.S. Affairs Editor for CNN International; Managing Editor of CNN International Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong and finally CNN's Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent.

She has worked alongside two presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton as a CNN representative for Whitehouse. As she has a long work history with CNN she is reported to earn a pretty high salary from the news network. But the exact figure of her salary is still not disclosed by the CNN journalist. Her net worth is reported to be around $15 million in recent days.

by Bchrome, 10 Jan, 2017

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