John Zarrella Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Nov, 2019
Facts of John Zarrella
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name John Zarrella
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States of America
Ethnicity white
Profession News correspondent
Net Worth $0.6 million
Salary $75000-80000
Married Yes
Education St. Thomas University
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award
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Jon Zarrella is an American news correspondent. He is one of the renowned names in the media field. He is an American news correspondent. He spent the majority of his career with CNN working as a principal correspondent from 1981 to 2013. Zarrella was responsible for CNN’s coverage of news in Florida, South, and Central America.

Early Life & Education

John Zarrella was born in the United States of America. He was born in 1954. Regarding his nationality, he is an American and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, he is White. 

Upon high school graduation, he attended St. Thomas University and received a degree in English. At St. Thomas, he helped to establish the college’s journalism program.

Professional Career

John Zarrella first made a mark in the field of media as a part of the CNN Network. At CNN, he covered the news and many major events held in Florida, Central, and South America.

Upon joining CNN, Zarrella covered every major Hurricane that hit Florida and Gulf Coast. Some of the other renowned news correspondents are Chris Cuomo, Jake Tapper, and Anderson Cooper

Prior to the network, Zarrella also served as a principal correspondent on major news events for the network which includes Air France Crash in the Brazil, Honduras Coup in 2011, Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier's return to Haiti, the network’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010 and many others.

Zarella went to work with CNN in November 1981. He holds the position of executive producer of CNN world headquarters in Atlanta.

Moreover, Zarella also worked as an executive producer for WJTV-TV in Miami and WBAL-TV in Baltimore. While working with WBAL-TV, he was honored by Edward R. Murrow Award for his outstanding news operation.

Zarella also worked four years with WXIA-TV in Atlanta. At WXIA, two Emmy Awards honored him (one for his production and another for the public affair).

Before associating with WXIA, Zarrella worked as an executive producer for WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach.

 Who Is His Wife? 

Zarrella is a married man. He tied the knot with his unknown wife in 1981, in a private wedding ceremony. John has kept secret further information about his married life and the detail of his spouse. But, it has been nearly four-decade that the two are enjoying their successful married life. 

There is no issue of separation between the husband and wife. Their relationship is depending on mutual trust and understanding. Zarrella is loyal to his wife. He doesn’t engage in an extra-marital affair. The couple also never disclosed that do have child or not. 

Unlike other celebs, there are no bits of controversy in his professional as well as in personal life.

Salary & Net Worth

John Zarrella is one of the prominent faces of the journalism world. He is getting an extraordinary salary. His total salary boosted his net worth. He receives an annual salary of $75000-80000 with benefits. 

As of 2019, Zarrella has a net worth of $0.6 million. 

Other Facts 

Zarrella loves traveling.

He is a food lover too. 

Social Media

Zarrella admirers and followers follow him on social networking sites. One can see his tweets on Twitter. He also uploads his photos and status on Facebook.

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