John Vause Biography
John Vause is an award-winning journalist from Australia working as an accomplished anchor and correspondent for CNN based in Atlanta. Before that, he was the Beijing correspondent responsible for covering China and the region. Until CNN, he was Chief of the Los Angeles Seven Network Office in Australia. He’s one of a few reporters who covered 9/11 from New York, then flew to Pakistan, and then to Afghanistan for the collapse of the Taliban.
How old is John Vause? – Age
Vause is 52 years old as of August 22, 2020. He was born in 1968, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
John Vause Family – Parents and Education
He was raised together with his sister in Queensland by their parents Warren Vause and Jan Vause. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American history from the University of Queensland.
John Vause Wife and Daughter
His wife Tushka Bergen is an actress from Australian who has worked worldwide including in Australia, England, Germany, and the United States. The couple has a daughter, Katie Vause, born in 2004.
John Vause CNN – Career
In October 2010, he returned to the network headquarters in Atlanta, where he had previously worked as the network’s senior foreign correspondent in Beijing, to anchor CNN International’s “World Report” news show. For more than 20 years, Vause has been publishing the biggest news in the world from 30 countries – headquartered in Beijing, Jerusalem, and Los Angeles. There have been two of the worst natural disasters in recent memory – earthquakes in Haiti and China, brush fires, flooding, and typhoons. He was there for all the controversies surrounding the Beijing Olympics and was one of the last reporters to meet former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto, returning to Karachi after she was assassinated.
In the Middle East, Vause reported from the front lines of the Israel-Hezbollah war and was part of the team that received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. He was the last reporter in Gaza since the Israeli withdrawal in 2005. He was there in Ramallah when Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat fell ill and died, and he was there in Jerusalem when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was left crippled after suffering a stroke. In 2002, when Palestinian suicide bombers began a concerted attack against Israel, Vause was there. He was also in the midst of the Israeli military effort that followed, and he was in Bethlehem for the 39-day siege of the Church of the Nativity.
When al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. air attack, Vause was the first western correspondent to reach the site. He spent months traveling through Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion and was one of the three anchors of CNN International based in Kuwait in the months leading up to the invasion.
He was one of the first reporters who reported on the 9/11 attacks from New York, then flew to Pakistan and Afghanistan for the collapse of the Taliban. Vause was present at the presidential inauguration, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Bill Clinton’s arrest, the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., shootings at U.S. campuses, and the Oscars and Grammys gala awards. He interviewed Presidents and Prime Ministers, television, music, and sports stars – but mainly average people who do remarkable things.
John Vause Net Worth
He has made a great fortune from his journalism career, however, he has not revealed his wealth making it difficult to calculate his net worth.