It would be hard to find anyone who isn’t aware that Kate Bolduan is an American broadcast journalist, a CNN anchor based in New York City. As she has hosted several shows for the popular channel over the years, it is only natural that Kate has become one of the renowned faces of Cable News Network.
But then, it isn’t only her career that has been earning her all the attention. From time to time, the journalist piques the curiosity of the public for reasons related to her personal life. For instance, her mother Nadine Bolduan was jailed sometime in 2013 for crashing into a man while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Early Life and Education
The CNN anchor is the third child of her parents’ four daughters, she was born on the 28th of July 1983 and her place of birth was in Goshen, Indiana. Although much of the details about her early life has been eclipsed by her career, it wouldn’t be out of place to assume she had a normal and comfortable childhood as both of her parents were medical professionals. Her mother was once a nurse and her father a doctor; so they were presumably able to give their kids a comfortable upbringing.
Katherine Jean Bolduan was raised in Goshen, in an apple orchard. As she once revealed, her room as a kid “was all blue with trains and teddy bears”, her parents were told they were having a male child.
She schooled at a public high school, Goshen High School and was quite a brilliant and popular kid. To the best of our knowledge, it was in high school that she started nursing the dream of having a career in broadcast journalism. Choosing to further her studies after high school, Kate moved on to a private research university in Washington D.C. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in journalism from George Washington University and reports have it that she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2005.
Like in high school, Bolduan was an active student in college. While she mapped-out the plan for her career, she engaged herself with the activities of a student theatre organization and the school’s women volleyball team. At some point, she studied in Madrid, Spain where she learned how to speak Spanish.
Kate Bolduan’s Fact Card
How Did She Begin Her Career?
Kate Bolduan wasted no time in kicking-off her career, she became a general assignment reporter for WTVD-TV based in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2005, the same year she graduated from George Washington. She worked for other media establishments like the House & Garden magazine and according to her CNN profile, her television career began with NBC News and MSNBC in Washington D.C.; she served as a production assistant.
Exploits With CNN
Kate Bolduan is based in the network’s New York City bureau where she anchors At This Hour with Kate Bolduan, amongst other duties. It was in 2007 that she joined CNN as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource. Her duty then revolved around providing feature reports and breaking news coverage. It is said that she did this for over 800 CNN Newsource affiliates. This saw her cover the 2008 presidential election and major stories across the country from the O.J. Simpson robbery case to the Minneapolis bridge collapse, and much more.
Kate would later become a general assignment correspondent. In this capacity, she has been credited for covering many stories that range from the Christmas Day bombing attempt of 2009 to the rollout of the government’s stimulus plan in the same year; the McDonald v. City of Chicago, and the Salazar v. Buono court cases.
In addition to the foregoing, Kate Bolduan has served CNN as its congressional correspondents, covering the legislative activities of the federal government of the United States. Over the years, she has produced several meaningful features for the network and has anchored or co-anchored shows like State of America with Kate Bolduan, New Day, and The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer.
Everything Worth Knowing About Her Family
The broadcast journalist was born to medical professionals, Dr. Jeffrey and Nadine Bolduan; she is the third of their four daughters. Kate’s heritage has been traced to Chenee, Belgium. In one of her feature pieces, she divulged that her great-great-grandfather Leon Emile Rousselle first arrived in America in 1912. Shortly after, Leon’s pregnant wife Louise Labhaye Rousselle arrived in the country with their two-year-old daughter to join him.
Kate’s mother has had quite a run-in with the law. Aside from being sentenced to jail for a year for drunk driving and crashing into a man, she had been charged with reckless homicide decades earlier. This was after her jet ski crashed on two kids, killing a nine-year-old girl. Police reports have it that the charges were later dismissed.
Meet Her Husband and Kids
It is no secret Kate Bolduan is married, she has been a wife to Michael Gershenson since May 2010. Even as it has been hard to tell how they met, when they began dating, and eventually got married, Kate’s conversion to Judaism has often been attributed to the Bolduan-Gershenson union.
Michael schooled at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University; it was there that he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He works for Carlyle as an agent who oversees all aspects of real estate investments in New York and Boston. Before he joined Carlyle, Michael worked with Deutsche Banc Alex.
It emerged sometime in 2014 that Kate and Michael are expecting their first child. The journalist would later confirm this, expressing that they are super excited about starting their family. September 2014 came and she gave birth to Cecelia Eve Gershenson. A few years later (in mid-2017), it circulated that the family is expecting another child. Again, Kate confirmed it with a picture of her daughter Cecelia as shown below.
In December 2017, Kate gave birth to the second daughter of the family, her name is Delphine Esther Gershenson.