What is Jill Dougherty's net worth? She worked for CNN for more than 30 years!

News by Saburo Published on 12 Apr,2017 Updated on 12 Apr,2017

Jill Dougherty is a well-known American journalist, she was the CNN’s Moscow bureau chief. She served as the correspondent for CNN for over thirty years. 

Dougherty was a part of the  CNN's1993 American Journalism Review Award for Best White House Coverage winning team.

What is Jill Dougherty’s net worth?

CNN Correspondents base salary ranges from $87k to $185k including Cash Bonus, Stock Bonus, Profit Sharing, Commission Sharing. Her annual salary as CNN news correspondents was $40,000 yearly

Jill Dougherty


Jill Dougherty rides expensive cars like the Volga and the Classic Soviet car. And that's all CNN money, it seems. She did serve CNN for more than 30 years after all. 

Jill Dougherty's net worth is over $2 million, most likely, or even more given her long standing career at CNN and how successful she was. However, official figures aren't known.

Jill Dougherty's career

Dougherty started her broadcasting career as a Russian- language broadcaster and writer for Voice of America, the USSR Division. 69-year-old, CNN Correspondent previously worked as the network’s Moscow bureau chief, foreign affairs editor for CNN international.

Jill was a managing editor for CNN International Asia Pacific and Midwest correspondent based in Chicago. Prior to working at CNN, Jill served as the correspondent for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Jill has done some freelance assignments for NPR and Time Magazine as well.

During her tenure as a White House Correspondent, Jill traveled with US presidents like Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. Besides that, Jill covered the 1991 coup, the assault on the Russian White House in 1993 including the civil war in Soviet Georgia.

Dougherty has covered several significant news events in Russia during presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, Russia's post-Soviet economic transition and the Beslan school massacre among other important news from Russia.

Dougherty has also covered the conflict in Chechnya, the arrest and trial of Yukos Oil company founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Georgia's Rose Revolution and Ukraine's Orange Revolution.

Dougherty also covered news for U.S. foreign policy bureau based at the network’s Washington, D.C. In fact, after working 30 years at CNN, Dougherty left to join the faculty at Harvard University. As of now, she is plunging full-time into Russian affairs. 

Dougherty covered news events related to business, culture, and politics while she worked at CNN International. Working three decades at CNN, she resigned in 2013. But as an independent consultant, she remained a foreign affairs correspondent. In January of 2014, Jill was chosen as a fellow at the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.