Jeff Zeleny Bio, Age, Family, ABC News, CNN, Husband, Partner, Salary, Net Worth

Jeff Zeleny Biography

Jeff Zeleny born Jeffrey Dean Zeleny is a Senior White House Correspondent for CNN. He previously was Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News. During his newspaper career, he won a Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago Tribune.


How old is Jeff Zeleny? – Age

The ABC Correspondent is 50 years old as of June 10, 2023. He was born in 1973 in Exeter, Nebraska, United States of America.

Jeff Zeleny Family Parents and Siblings

Zeleny and his elder brothers James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny were raised on the family farm by their parents Diane Naomi and Robert Dean Zeleny. He has two older brothers, James Robert Zeleny, and Michael Jon Zeleny.

Jeff Zeleny Husband- Partner

Zeleny is openly gay. He has not revealed the identity of his spouse.

Jeff Zeleny Career

As part of the ABC News/Yahoo ‘Power Players’ video collection, he also reports for ABC News Radio and all ABC News digital properties, including a weekly chat program, ‘The Fine Print.’ He covered the 2014 elections closely, chronicling the Republican Party when the Senate was swept under control. He also reported from Ferguson, Missouri, reporting demonstrations in the aftermath of a police shooting that ignited a nationwide race relations debate.

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Zeleny has been to all 50 states during his career and has written from more than two dozen countries on six continents. He is one of the top political journalists in the world and is currently reporting his fifth presidential race. Zeleny was the national political correspondent for The New York Times previous to joining ABC News, where he was the primary reporter for the 2012 presidential race.

In 2008, he also covered Barack Obama’s path to the White House and his presidency, flying to Cairo in June 2009 to cover the first big speech of the President to the Muslim world and to Oslo to cover the Nobel Peace Prize-winning President. He covered Congress for the Times, too. Zeleny was the Chicago Tribune’s national political reporter until his tenure at the Times. There, he covered the 2004 presidential race and the George W. Bush administration’s first years.

In 2000, Zeleny joined the Chicago Tribune as a reporter at Chicago’s Metropolitan Desk, where he was a part of the investigative team that won a Pulitzer Award in explanatory journalism for covering the nation’s air traffic system’s gridlock. He started his career at the Des Moines Registry, where he covered the 2000 presidential campaign’s opening round. In 1996, he graduated from Nebraska-Lincoln University, where he studied news-editorial journalism and political science. He has also worked for The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, the Florida Times-Union, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and the Lincoln Journal Star. He is a regular panelist for ‘Washington Week on PBS.

How Much Does Jeff Zeleny Earn?- Salary

Zeleny earns an annual salary of $143,852.

Jeff Zeleny’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.