• Born in Georgia, USA in 1993
• Broadcast journalist for CNN since 2015, starting out as producer
• Attended Parkview High School, then studied Political Science and Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Georgia
• Worked with Technology Association of Georgia and Generation Progress before joining CNN
• Active on Twitter, tweeting about news from US politics and international events

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 14, 1971
SpouseFred Kramer
PaymentsEarned $7,500 /episode (2009-10) from Saturday Night Live (1975)

Who is Eli Watkins?

Eli Watkins was born in Georgia, the United States of America in 1993, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for his work with Cable News Network (CNN) as a breaking news reporter. He’s been with the company since 2015, but started out as a producer before going to reporting duties.

The Wealth of Eli Watkins

How rich is Eli Watkins? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over , earned through a successful career as a broadcast journalist. His work has led him to numerous parts of the country covering high profile events unfolding in real time. As he continues his endeavors, is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Very little is known about Eli’s life before his rise to fame due to his broadcasting career. There are no details about his family, childhood, and how he came to develop an interest in this particular field. He attended Parkview High School in Georgia, a public high school located near Lilburn. It is a part of the Gwinnett County Public Schools, and is known for winning numerous state championships, and awards in athletics and academics. They have a rivalry with the neighboring Brookwood High School.

Eli Watkins

After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at The University of Georgia (UGA) to study for a degree in political science and public affairs journalism. The school is one of the oldest public universities in the US with its history dating back to 1785. The school is highly selective and is ranked as one of the best national universities for undergraduate teaching, so standing alongside Harvard and Columbia. Recently it has been ranked in the top 13 among public national universities.

Early Career

While completing his education, Watkins took an internship with the Technology Association of Georgia, focused on research on the STEM workforce for the state. He then became a contract reporter for Generation Progress, with a focus on climate change. The company is a youth centered advocacy group which promotes progressive policy supporting students and young people in the US. Some of the main issues they advocate is gun violence prevention, student debt, and criminal justice reform.

After working there for a year, Eli participated with Mobile News Lab, which led to one of his first experiences with CNN. The lab also worked with the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), which is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. This lasted for a few months, and he then began working at the Cox Institute as a research fellow, helping to maintain the company website, while also coordinating interactions with the institute. The company owns AJC, which is its flagship publication, and he also worked for the paper.

Moving to CNN

In mid-2015, Eli was hired by CNN as an associate producer. CNN was founded in 1980 and is the first 24-hour cable news channel in the world, and also the first all-news television channel in the US. The company has grown to have numerous affiliates, and even broadcasts internationally through a sister network, CNN international. The network is available to over 100 million US households, and has even reached Canada; the network can be viewed in over 212 countries and territories. The company has been known for its coverage of high profile events, including terrorism, elections, and many more.

His work as an associate producer lasted for five months before he was promoted to a digital producer focused on the Washington D.C. area. He managed a lot of the digital content for the area, including online posts and articles along with video content. In 2017, he gained an additional position as he would become a breaking news reporter covering the metropolitan area of Washington D.C. While doing this work, he also continues to be a digital producer. He has been a reporter for CNN for over two years, and continues to develop his career with the company.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Watkins’ romantic relationships. He has not talked about this aspect of his life, nor does he show any intention to reveal relationships in the near future. Aside from his work, he seems to be a private person, preferring to keep a separation between his professional life and personal endeavors. According to his online profile, he enjoys music.

Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, he is highly active online through an account on Twitter, on which he has over 3,500 followers, mainly using the platform to promote some of the latest news from around the world. The news he tweets about comes from the latest in US politics, along with high profile international events including the fire of Notre Dame. He doesn’t post that often to his account, and has stated that he rarely has time to focus on his online endeavors due to the nature of his work. Aside from that, he doesn’t have any other account which is why there is a limit to the personal information available about him. There are a few people who share a similar name to him on other websites, but they aren’t related to him in any way.

General Info

Full NameMichaela Watkins
Date Of BirthDecember 14, 1971
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Actor
EducationJamesville-Dewitt -Moses-Dewitt Elementary School, Wellesley High School, Boston University


SpouseFred Kramer
ParentsMark Watkins, Myrna Watkins
SiblingsSarah Fitts, Rebecca "Becca" Watkins Kent


MoviesThe Back-up Plan, In a World..., Wanderlust, Afternoon Delight, Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie, Enough Said, They Came Together, iSteve, The Prankster, Una Hora Por Favora, Thanks for Sharing, Lazy Eye, And Punching the Clown, The House, Just Before I Go, Worst Enemy, Cuddle Party, Bu...
TV ShowsBenched, Trophy Wife, Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live (1975)$7,500 /episode (2009-10)




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