The Latest on Dana Bash Since Divorcing John King, Her Husband of 4 Years

Dana Bush is an American journalist, political analyst, and news anchor famously known as CNN’s Chief political correspondent. She was previously married to John King, who is also CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor for Inside Politics. They had a son, Jonah Frank King, born in 2011. Since their divorce, Dana has been in a relationship with Hollywood actor Spencer Garrett.

When the National Press Foundation awarded Dana Bash with the 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, it was a truly befitting recognition for one of CNN’s most outstanding journalists. With a career spanning over two decades, Dana has been predominantly with CNN, where she has risen to become the network’s chief political correspondent based in Washington, D.C.

In addition to this role, Dana has also served as an anchorwoman and moderator for CNN’s political town hall and presidential primary debates. Bash’s love life, like her career, has also garnered significant attention, especially considering that she has been with equally successful men. She is a two-time divorcee, but Bash does not seem to be giving up on love just yet.

Biography and Profile Summary

Age/Date of Birth:
51 years old (15 June 1971)
5 feet, 2 inches (1.57 m)
Husband or Boyfriend:John King (m. 2008–2012), Jeremy Bash (m. 1998–2007)
Parents:Father: Stu Schwartz, Frances
Mother: Weinman Schwartz
Net Worth:$6 million.

Dana Bash Divorced From John King In 2012 

Dana Bash and John King were CNN’s power couple after their marriage in 2008. For those who may not be in the know, John King is one of CNN’s top journalists and is now chief national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. He was widely acclaimed for his coverage of the 2020 United States presidential election where he gave a breakdown of events as they unfolded across different counties and states across the country using the Map of America.

Not much is known in the media about how Bash and King met but their marriage in 2008 was not their first time walking the aisle as they had both been married to other people. While they were together, they were seen on the same panel on CNN. In 2012, a little less than four years of being married, The Washington Post reported that the couple had divorced.

Their divorce was finalized a few months after they had started living separately. Though neither party gave reasons as to why they were going separate ways, a source told The Washington Post that the divorce was difficult for them and that they did not want their split to end in divorce.

This amicability can be proven in the fact that Bash continued to appear in King’s CNN program John King USA even after they had gone separate ways.

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Bash and John King (left) on a CNN panel image source

Although not many details about their origin story have been revealed in the media, it is a known fact that King who was born and raised Roman Catholic converted to Judaism in order to be able to marry Bash whose mother Frances (née Weinman) Schwartz was an educator in Jewish studies. After their split, reports said that King had no intentions of converting back to Christianity.

Does Dana Bash Have A Son With John King?

Yes, Dana Bash is the mother of one son named Jonah Frank King who was born to her and John King. Jonah King was born on June 28, 2011, a year before their parents would separate and eventually divorce. According to the Washington Post, the boy weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces upon his birth.

King announced his birth to colleagues via an email where he revealed that he was named after two heroes in his and his wife’s lives; King’s mother Joan King and Bash’s grandfather, Frank Weinman. He also revealed that Jonah King arrived two weeks earlier than his expected due date. He concluded the message by confirming that Bash was hale and hearty after the birth.

Following their divorce, Bash and King also revealed that they would keep an amicable and professional relationship and co-operate together in order to co-parent their son. John King does know a thing or two about co-parenting as it was not the first time he was going through it. His previous marriage to Jean Makie produced two sons named Noah and Hannah.

Bash’s First Divorce Was From First Husband Jeremy Bash

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Like John King, Dana Bash was previously married. Her first marriage was to Jeremy Bash in 1998. In 2007, after 9 years of marriage, the couple divorced over what court documents described as “lack of understanding”. Dana remains good friends with Jeremy and still retains her former husband’s last name.

Jeremy Bash is an American lawyer who served as the CIA Chief of Staff, and the chief of staff at the Department of Defense from 2011 to 2013 under the President Obama-led administration. He is the co-founder of Beacon Global Strategies LLC with partners Philippe Reines and Andrew Shapiro in 2013.

He serves as the Managing Director of the strategic advisory firm. Jeremy’s union with Dana Bash did not produce any children. As she would move on the marry John King, Jeremy Bash also entered into another marriage with Robyn Bash in 2009, with her, they have three daughters. Robyn is the Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Operations for the American Hospital Association.

Who Is Dana Bash Dating Now?

About a year after her split from John King, Dana Bash found love again in the arms of Hollywood actor, Spencer Garrett. According to the Washington Post, the pair met when Garret was on break from filming the hit TV series, House of Cards. The cord that would connect them was entrepreneur, Susanna Quinn.

According to a source, Garrett was out shopping with Quinn when he asked if she knew any single woman around to which Quinn replied yes, telling him that the smartest woman alive, Dana Bash, was single. Quinn informed Bash about Garrett’s interest and the rest was history. Bash confessed that Spencer Garrett is her celebrity crush during an interview she did with The Hill.

Spencer Garrett is best recognized for his roles on the small screen. However, he has appeared in over a handful of films and is best known for films such as Air Force One (1997), 21 (2008), Public Enemies (2009), All the Way (2016), and The Front Runner (2018).

Garrett comes from a family with rich Hollywood history (his grandparents, his aunt, and his uncle were all actors, the actor once revealed to Icon Versus Icon). His mother is the famous Kathleen Nolan, an actress who previously served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild. She is best recognized for her role as Kate McCoy in the ABC hit series, The Real McCoys. The role earned her an Emmy nod for Best Supporting actress. Garrett’s father Richard Heckenkamp worked as a personal manager.

Dana Bash at a Glance

Dana Bash's fact card

Profile Summary
First Name:Dana
Last Name:Schwartz
Also Known As:
Dana Bash
Journalist, anchorwoman
Famous For:CNN Chief political correspondent
Colleges/Universities Attended:
George Washington University
Educational Qualifications:
BA degree in Political Communications
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
51 years old (15 June 1971)
Zodiac Sign:Gemini
Birth Place:
Manhattan, New York, United States
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 2 inches (1.57 m)
54 kg (119lbs)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Marital Status:
John King (m. 2008–2012), Jeremy Bash (m. 1998–2007)
Family and Relatives
Stu Schwartz, Frances
Mother:Weinman Schwartz
Jonah Frank King - Son
Siblings:David Schwartz - Brother
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$6 million.
Source of Wealth:
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