Jeff Zeleny

Who is Jeff Zeleny?

Jeffrey Dean Zeleny alias Jeff Zeleny is a Senior White House Correspondent for CNN. Previously, Jeff earned great popularity as a Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News. Apart from this, Zeleny is also a well-respected writer and reporter. Like all the famous people, Jeff worked as an editor of the Daily Nebraskan in his University days. Further, Jeff came into the spotlight after winning the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism while he was working for the Chicago Tribune. In fact, he also covered the memorable 2012 presidential election of Barack Obama for The New York Times.

Want to know more about this popular journalist? If so then keep scrolling the article below to know more about Jeff Zeleny.

Celeb Facts

Birth NameJeffrey Dean Zeleny
Age46
BirthplaceExeter, Nebraska, US
Zodiac SignGemini
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Height5 feet 8 inches
ProfessionJournalist and Correspondent
ParentsDiane Naomi (Mother) and Robert Dean Zeleny (Father).
Dating/BoyfriendSingle
Married/ HusbandUnmarried
SiblingsBrothers (James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny)
Net Worth$1m-$5m

Wiki, Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Family and Education

Jeff Zeleny was born on June 10, 1973, in Exeter, Nebraska, US. As of now, he has successfully completed 46 years of his birth.  Jeff’s birth name is Jeffrey Dean Zeleny and his birth sign is Gemini. Further, he holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is white. By profession, he is a Professional Journalist and Correspondent. Jeff took birth in the house of parents Diane Naomi (Mother) and Robert Dean Zeleny (Father). Besides, he grew up along with his two older brothers James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny.  Jeff is not the one with great parents with great networth. He was raised in family farms along with his siblings.

Jeff Zeleny Bio, Age, Salary, Ethnicity, Family, Social Media, Gay, Height
Jeff with his mother Source- Instagram

Turning back and putting some flash into the education of Jeff, he attended Exeter High School located in his hometown. Further, he also used to report sports stories and news to the York News-Times in neighboring York Country. Jeff joined the University of Nebraska and studied Journalism and political science. Later in 1996, he graduated from there. Besides, Zeleny also worked as an editor of the Daily Nebraskan which is a school’s newspaper.

How much is the Net Worth and Salary of Jeff Zeleny?

As Jeff was involved in the field of journalism from his early age, he has earned a good amount of money from it. However, Jeff hasn’t discloed his actual amount of net worth. Although, hasn’t openly talked about it but some source has claimed that, his net worth lies in the range of $1M -$5M. Seeing his previous year’s salary which was about $1 Million, Jeff is obvious to have increased his networth this year.

As Jeff is Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, many people are eager to know about his salary. According to the source, it has come to hear that the salary for the pots of Senior White House Correspondent was $143,852 in 2019. This amount was the salary of Jeff in 2019. However, his salary as of 2020 is under review. His salary as of 2020, his sure to be coming in an increased amount. So we can say that his salary as of 2020 is above $143,852.

Jeff Zeleny Career

Early Journalism Career

As previously mentioned, Jeff started showing great interest in journalism from his school days. He was involved in journalism-related things from his school days. While in school, he worked as a sports news reporter for some local news channels. Jeff took a path in his professional journalism career at University, he became the editor of the Daily Nebraskan which is a school’s newspaper. While in college, he worked as an intern for the Wall Street Journal. Similarly, he also worked for other different newspapers like Florida Times_Union and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. After his graduation, he started working for The  Des Moines Register in 1996. At the beginning g of his career, he was thinking of pursuing his career as a sports reporter. However, after the importance of the Iowa caucuses led him to become a political specialist.

Professional Journalism career and Correspondent

In 2000, Zeleny started writing for The Chicago Tribune. In fact, he covered the presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2004 for this newspaper. Further, he also won the Pulitizer Prize for Explanatory Journalism while he was working for The Chicago Tribune. He also covered the 2012 presidential election for The New York Times after he was hired by the newspaper to cover politics. Jeff covered the 2012 presidential election of Barack Obama as a lead reporter.

Jeff Zeleny Bio, Age, Salary, Ethnicity, Family, Social Media, Gay, Height
Jeff on a debate Source- Instagram

In February of 2013, he was hired to be the Senior Washington correspondent by the ABC News to file stories for the Website. Later in March of 2015, he joined CNN. Jeff was named as the Senior White House Correspondent for CNN in January of 2017.

Personal Life: Jeff Zeleny openly gay!

There is not much to discuss in Jeffs’s sexuality as he has announced himself as gay openly. Before that, people rumored a lot about his sexuality. The relationship status and marital status of 46 years old Jeff had always led people to question his sexuality. However, he neither accepted the rumor nor denied it. Later, the rumors about him being gay turned to be true as he himself talked about it. However, being gay, Jeff hasn’t been involved in a relationship with any gay partner. Further, he hasn’t tied his knot with anyone yet and is not involved in any affairs. As of now, he is single and focusing more on his career.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurements

Jeff is 5 feet 8 inches tall wheres his weight is not available. Further, He has blue colored eyes and salt and pepper hair. Besides, he hasn’t discloed any information about his other body measurements.

Social Media Appearance

Jeff himself being a journalist likes to keep himself updated. He is active in most social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As of now, he has over 10.5k followers on Instagram, 276.8k followers on Twitter and over 2k followers on Facebook.