John Berman, an American news anchor, was born on March 21, 1972. He presently co-anchors CNN News Central’s morning show and serves as a regular replacement presenter on Anderson Cooper 360°.
Additionally, he and Brianna Keilar co-anchored CNN’s New Day for a while. John Berman’s previous show got cancelled.
He conducted the New Day to its conclusion and assumed the anchoring role of yet another CNN show- CNN News Central.
The Early Years of John Berman
Berman left in 1990 to enrol at Harvard University after attending the independent, coeducational, boarding and day school Phillips Academy Andover in the Massachusetts town of Andover.
He graduated with honours from the University of Arts in social studies. Berman is a Sephardic Jew.
After graduating from Harvard, Berman began his career at ABC News in a junior office position and worked his way up to Chief Writer for veteran presenter Peter Jennings of ABC World News Tonight.
Berman’s assignment after President George W. Bush’s inauguration was to cover the White House. After six months, he asked to be transferred to New York.
In the first week of his employment, the World Trade Centre towers were destroyed in the September 11 attacks.
Later, Berman was employed in Iraq as a general assignment reporter; he started the conflict as an on-air correspondent embedded in an al-Nasiriyah Marine combat brigade.
“It was a breathtaking firsthand experience, extremely dangerous, physically demanding, and horrifying,” he claims. “Covering the biggest news is a reporter’s mission, despite the risks.”
Where is John Berman today?
John Berman is hosting CNN News Central on CNN. On September 15, 2022, it was announced that Berman and Brianna Keilar will be leaving their roles on New Day later that year.
He remained co-anchoring the show till the launch of the redesigned CNN morning show. He was given a new anchor role by 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 runs from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Illness of John Berman
In April, John Berman was brought into the hospital while competing in the Boston Marathon in 2022.
Although the specifics of his medical issue remained undisclosed, it is believed that he struggled with running.
Since then, he appears to be doing well on both his programme and social media, so his admirers may breathe a sigh of relief!
The news anchor appeared to be in high spirits despite not disclosing the specific physical concerns he was dealing with.
The Francesca “Beans” Kaczynski fund was started by John’s colleague Andrew Kaczynski after his daughter passed away from paediatric cancer at the age of nine months.
Berman appeared in a celebrity Jeopardy! episode on May 13, 2015. He defeated two other well-known contestants, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Mo Rocca, to earn $50,000 for the children’s charity Friends of Karen.
CNN’s new show with John Berman
The news that Berman will be leaving his position as co-host of New Day with Brianna Keilar later that year was released on September 15, 2022. Until the launch of the newly redesigned CNN morning show, he co-anchored the programme.
CNN announced in January 2023 that it would be changing its midday lineup. Berman was named a co-anchor for CNN News Central, a new programme that aired from 9 a.m. to noon on April 3, 2023, alongside Kate Bolduan and Sara Sidner.
For John Berman, the past few months have not been easy. John initially fell unwell during his run of the Boston Marathon, per an August 2022 feature in People Magazine.