The climax of a journalism career for some will most likely be working for the biggest news networks like Fox News, Sky News, CNN, MSNBC, BBC and some of the other big media houses that are watched all over the world. To some journalists, this might be a tall order to arrive at, to others it might be a work in progress and yet, for a select few like Poppy Harlow who are at their best, they are currently having a time of their lives as celebrated and revered employees of such big media houses.
Here, we are going to beam our searchlight on Poppy who works with CNN, taking a look at her biography and how she grew to be where she is today, what her remunerations are and an answer to the rumours that made the rounds sometime about her being pregnant.
Poppy Harlow Biography
At birth, she was named Katharine Julia Harlow but is famously known as Poppy Harlow. The American journalist was born on the 2nd of May in the year 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to James Lee Harlow (her father, an attorney) and his late wife Mary Louise Baird. Poppy lost her mom when she was about 15.
She schooled at a private co-educational preparatory school named The Blake School, located in Minneapolis and graduated in 2001. Following her graduation, she then enrolled at Columbia University where she studied Political Science and Middle Eastern studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 2005.
Poppy Harlow began her career interning at CBS while in college, she maintained her ties with the broadcast television network, working for CBS MarketWatch and rose to the position of an assistant producer for the programme CBS Newspath after her college graduation. Poppy then quit CBS for NY1 News’ Local Edition where she worked as an anchor and reporter, covering Staten Island and New Jersey. Her reports mostly bordered on local cultural events, politics, as well as the economy of the regions.
Seeing how distinguished she is in the practice of journalism in addition to the dedication with which she discharged her responsibilities, Forbes.com came calling for Poppy Harlow’s services. She was subsequently hired by the video network where she covered events that relates to fashion, entertainment and of course business. Poppy worked with the American business magazine for about a year before she made her big career move to CNN.
She was hired by CNN in April 2008, working as a reporter for CNN International and HLN in addition to anchoring CNNMoney.com. Occasionally, she anchors CNN International when Richard Quest is absent. Currently, she hosts CNN Newsroom with John Berman which airs from 9-11 a.m every morning.
What is Her Salary?
Poppy Harlow no doubt is one of the best journalist working with CNN. She grew her career from scratch to be where she is today and has certainly been well-rewarded in terms of her pay. The two-time Emmy award nominee earns about $2 to $3 million as her annual salary. Within this yearly income bracket, her net worth was reported by some to be about $6 million while some other sources held the view that her current net worth is as high as $15 million.
Husband, Kids, Is She Pregnant?
The journalist is a married woman, she has for long been married to Sinisa Babcic with whom she shares two kids; a daughter named Sienna, born in April 2016 and her younger brother named Luca who was born in February 2018.
The question of whether or not Poppy Harlow is pregnant has been asked severally. At first, it was in 2015, in the later parts of the year after she passed out briefly while on live TV, she was however revived and was soon back on the air, stating that she got a lot too hot but was perfectly fine. As it is the norm, people started asking if she was pregnant. A couple of months later, the birth of her first child (Sienna) was announced and a few days after giving birth, she was again back to work in an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the time she was still physically recovering from the birth of her child. Poppy reportedly wore adult diapers while conducting the interview. At the moment, she is not known to be pregnant with a child which will be her third.