Who is CNN reporter Nia Malika Henderson?
Born Nia Malika Henderson on the 7th of July 1974, in Hopkins, South Carolina USA, Malika is a 43-year-old woman of the African ethnicity, who draws most of her fame from being one of the renowned senior political reporters for the CNN television channel, while her specific role on the job focuses on identity politics, i.e. the political views and standpoints across various social groups, depending on demographics, religion, race, etc. She has been a well-known figure in the journalism profession since 2008.
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Early Life and Education
While information regarding Malika’s family members has thus far remained unknown, she has reveal certain facts concerning her education. Malika started her education by enrolling in Lower Richland High School in her aforementioned birthplace, where she successfully matriculated in 1992 and later began studying cultural anthropology and literature at Duke University, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree, but she apparently didn’t stop there. Soon after, she went on to Yale University, where she focused on American studies, in which she later earned a master’s degree. She earned her last degree yet at Columbia University, with a master’s in journalism.
Before she went up into the stars of journalism, she began building her name as a regular reporter for the daily “Baltimore Sun” newspaper, then she changed her employer and got a job at “Newsday’s National Staff”. One of her first big moments came in 2005, when she found herself being part of the team which was named one of the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize award in the category of explanatory reporting, due to the high quality of a series on the history of hip hop that her team produced. Later on, she further strengthened her rise to fame when she covered Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 as Newsday’s lead reporter, including the Democratic National Convention and the Democratic primary race in that year. She went on to cover the first two years of the Obama administration for the media giant entitled “Politico”. Ultimately, she found employment at the prestigious “Washington Post”, where she covered the 2010 mid-term elections, served as an anchor for The Post’s Election 2012 blog, before covering the 2012 presidential campaign, and Obama’s re-election.
Thanks to the aforementioned achievements in her profession, Henderson finally got to bask in the media spotlight when she joined CNN in 2015. Thanks to the quality she showed prior to joining the news giant, Nia had the privilege of covering the 2016 presidential election, and then the presidential transition, and when president Donald Trump assumed office, she also got to cover his administration. Other major successes during this time were her coverage of Bernie Sanders’ insurgent campaign, as well as Donald Trump’s relationship with the Republican Party.
Crowd starting to gather for Flint debate. pic.twitter.com/sry15f1v7n
— Nia-Malika Henderson (@niaCNN) March 6, 2016
Even though Nia has already amassed considerable popularity, it’s important to note that she is in the process of increasing this value, thanks to the multiple roles she plays at CNN. She serves as a panelist for CNN’s “Inside Politics” – frequently a replacement anchor – while she is also active in “The Situation Room” alongside Wolf Blitzer, and is also a regular TV personality in “CNN Tonight” with her colleague Don Lemon.
Word has been going around the media that Malika, even though officially single, has been having an affair with the CEO, owner and founder of the Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck. The reasoning behind this is based on Beck’s failed first marriage, which ended in 1994. According to the gossip, even though Glenn re-married in 1999, and has two kids with his current wife, Tania Colonna, Nia and Beck had a secret affair during his time as a nightly news-commentary show host at CNN between 2006 and 2008, despite Henderson beginning to work for CNN only in 2015, while she was actually still working for Newsday’s during this period.
What is Nia Malika Henderson’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how high Malika’s net worth is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current value of Nia’s total accumulated wealth is around $5 million, greatly influenced by the quality of her journalistic contribution to the media world since the late 1990s. Undoubtedly, her current $1 million yearly salary, according to the 2016 financial report, plays a major role in increasing her wealth.
Concerning the physical specifications of the aspiring journalist, it has been reported by various authoritative sources that Nia stands at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.74m), but her body weight remains a mystery until the celebrity herself decides to reveal it. Both her eyes and her hair are dark brown, while she also seems to maintain a slim figure.
Social Media Presence
Being as popular as she currently is, Malika tends to her growing fanbase on social media profiles – her Facebook profile seems to be active, with 4,300 current followers, and she also owns a blooming Twitter account with almost 35,000 current followers, but any Instagram account is either not public or not yet existence.