American news anchor John Berman was born on March 21, 1972. He is currently a regular replacement presenter on Anderson Cooper 360° and a co-anchor of CNN News Central’s morning show. He’s also the former co-anchor of CNN’s New Day alongside Brianna Keilar.
John Berman’s unexpected visit to the hospital and his disclosing of the same on social media has stirred concern amongst his loyal fanbase. People are wondering what did he do to end up there in the first place.
John Berman’s Early Years
After attending the independent, coeducational, boarding and day school Phillips Academy Andover in the Massachusetts town of Andover, Berman left in 1990 to attend Harvard University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies with honours. Berman is a Jew of Sephardic heritage.
Berman started with ABC News in a junior office role after graduating from Harvard and worked his way up to Chief Writer for ABC World News Tonight’s longtime newsreader, Peter Jennings.
Following President George W. Bush’s inauguration, Berman was tasked with covering the White House. He requested to be transferred to New York after six months.
The World Trade Centre towers were demolished in the September 11 attacks during his first week on the job.
Subsequently, Berman worked as a general assignment reporter in Iraq, where he began the war as an on-air correspondent embedded with a Marine combat battalion in al-Nasiriyah.
“It was an amazing personal experience, utterly terrifying, risky, and physically taxing,” he says. Despite the hazards, a reporter’s goal is to cover the biggest news.
It was declared on September 15, 2022, that Berman would depart from his position alongside Brianna Keilar on New Day later that year.
Until the new, redesigned CNN morning show premiered, he continued to co-anchor the programme. The network gave him a new anchor position.
CNN announced plans to update its daytime programming in January 2023. Berman was named as a co-anchor for their new programme CNN News Central, which began on April 3, 2023, alongside Kate Bolduan and Sara Sidner, from 9 a.m. to noon.
John Berman Illness- What happened to John Berman?
John Berman was admitted to the hospital in April 2022 while running the Boston marathon. While the details of his medical condition were not made public, he is supposed to have had a hard time running.
He seems to be doing fine since then, on his show as well as on his socials so his fans can let out that sigh of relief!
The news anchor didn’t say what physical conditions he was facing exactly, but he seemed to be in good spirits nonetheless.
After his daughter died of paediatric cancer at the age of nine months, Andrew Kaczynski, John’s coworker, launched the Francesca “Beans” Kaczynski fund.
On May 13, 2015, Berman made an appearance in a celebrity Jeopardy! episode. He triumphed against Wendi McLendon-Covey and Mo Rocca, two other famous competitors, to win $50,000 for the Friends of Karen children’s charity.
John Berman’s new show on CNN
On September 15, 2022, it was made public that Berman would be quitting his role as New Day’s Brianna Keilar’s co-host later that year.
He’ll be co-anchoring the show until the new, revamped CNN morning show debuts. He will get a new anchor role from the network.
In January 2023, CNN stated that it would be updating its daytime programming. Alongside Kate Bolduan and Sara Sidner, Berman was named a co-anchor for CNN News Central, a new programme that debuted on April 3, 2023, and ran from 9 a.m. to noon.
It has not been an easy few months for John Berman. John first became ill after running the Boston Marathon, according to a People Magazine article from August 2022.
“So apparently I had 25 GREAT miles…I say apparently because it seems I took a bit of a detour to the medical tent…and then the hospital.
I don’t exactly remember what happened…but I am doing MUCH better now. Back to work soon! I was honored to run 25 for @TeamBeansFund.”