Zain Asher CNN, Biography, Age, Baby, Husband, Brother and Salary

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Zain Asher Biography

Zain Ejiofor Asher is a British Nigerian who’s currently living in NYC. She anchors for CNN International’s primetime news show One World, which happens to air weekdays at 12 pm ET.

She also hosts Marketplace Africa, which is CNNI’s weekly show about the continent and its place in global markets. Asher interviews CEOs and world leaders for the program.

She was at the helm of CNN’s special coverage of MyFreedomDay. A global call to action that put a light on modern-day slavery and other pressing world issues, like the death of Fidel Castro and boxing legend Muhammad Ali. She also anchored coverage around George Michael’s death and how it was mourned in different countries all over the world.

In addition to being CNN’s major breaking news anchor, she has reported on key stories like the 2014 kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls by Muslim militants, and she closely followed what happened during Boston’s 2013 terrorist attack.

Also, Zain has been reporting on a lot of big developments concerning the trade war between the US and China, an explosion in Beirut in August 2020, anti-police violence protests in Nigeria, etc.

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Zain Asher Age

Asher was actually born on 27th August 1983, in Balham, London Borough of Wandsworth, England to Nigerian parents. Now she is 38 years old. Her family has Igbo origins from Nigeria. She has an elder brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, an actor, who was born in 1976.

She is from London and studied French & Spanish at Oxford before getting her MS at Columbia Journalism school.

Zain Asher Real Name

Her real name is Zain Ejiofor Asher and she is British. With Nigerian roots.


Asher is the daughter of a Pharmacist, Arinze (father), and a doctor, Obiajulu Ejiofor (mother), who are from Nigeria.


Zain Asher had a baby boy with her husband Steve Peoples in 2018. The couple announced her pregnancy before the birth of their son, but they decided to not reveal their son’s name yet.

 Husband| Husbands Name

Asher’s spouse is Steve Peoples. He is a National political reporter for the Associated Press in NYC and has been holding that position since 2011. Steve is an American who studied at Southern Maine University. Steve graduated with a media studies degree in 2003. The couple tied the knot in October of 2017. They have a son together and live on the East coast to be close to one another.

Zain Asher Brother

Asher has an elder brother who is a pretty awesome actor. His name is Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor and he’s kind of a big deal. He’s been an actor for over 15 years and starred in several films, including 12 Years a Slave (2013) where he played the protagonist Solomon Northup, got an Emmy, BAFTA Award for best actor, and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award.

In addition to Dirty Pretty Things, he’s also been in Serenity (2005), Kinky Boots (2005), Children of Men (2006), 2012 (2009), and The Martian (2015).

Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977, in Forest Gate, London, England. He attended Dulwich College in South-East London.

Zain Asher CNN

Asher is the present reporter for CNNI, having joined the television company in 2013. Prior to CNN, Asher was a reporter for Money. She also previously held a TV reporting job at News 12 Brooklyn, where she covered stories in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Connecticut.

Zain Asher Bleaching

According to rumors, it seemed that she had tried to lighten her skin. However, we did not find any signs that show she bleached herself.

Zain Asher Salary

Asher’s salary is unknown, but she is reported to take home over $120k.