• Jamie Gangel is an American journalist, television reporter and anchor.
• She is best known for her current role as Special Correspondent for the CNN TV channel and her previous role as National Correspondent for the NBC News' “TODAY” program.
• She began her career in 1978 as an assignment editor for the WJLA-TV station, and later joined NBC News in 1983.
• She has interviewed numerous celebrities, politicians and other notable people from the world of politics.
• She is married to New York Times' best-selling author and novelist Daniel Silva, and they have two children.

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Who is Jamie Gangel?

Jamie Gangel is an American journalist as well as a television reporter and an anchor, who is probably best known for being a current Special Correspondent for the CNN TV channel. Besides this, she is also widely recognized for her previous engagement as the National Correspondent for the NBC News’ “TODAY” program.

Jamie Gangel’s Early Life, Family and Education

Jamie Sue Gangel was born on the 2nd November 1955, in New York City, USA, in the family of Civil Court Judge Phyllis Gangel-Jacob and Richard I. Gangel, who was an investor. Apart from being of white ethnicity and American nationality, Jamie is also of Jewish descent from her mother’s side. She suffered a tough childhood as her parents divorced less than a year after her birth, and she was raised in the Jewish faith by her mother and her stepfather Bernard E. Jacob, who was a professor at the Law School of Hofstra University. Upon matriculating from The Dalton School, in 1976 Jamie enrolled at Harvard University where she began her studies in international economics. However, she graduated in 1977 from Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., from which she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree.

Career beginnings

Upon graduation, in 1978 Jamie dived into the world of broadcast journalism in Washington D.C. when she landed a job as an assignment editor for the WJLA-TV station, then during the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Jamie was also a crew member of CBS’s affiliate, all-news radio station WTOP-AM. In 1982, Gangel transferred to Miami, Florida, where she became a general assignment reporter for the WPLG-TV station, also occasionally serving as its substitute anchor.

Jamie Gangel and NBC

In 1983, Jamie Gangel joined NBC News, where in the course of the next 31 years, she has established herself as one of the networks’ “landmark” reporters. Contributing to NBC Nightly News and serving as the National Correspondent for NBC News’ “TODAY”, Jamie has covered various topics from important global events to interviews with numerous celebrities, including politicians, musicians and artists among plenty of others. She was also among the first broadcasters who reported on the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City. Her exclusive interviewees include former presidents of the USA, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama, and even the current one – Donald Trump, plus other notable people from the world of politics, such as former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, as well as the former vice-president Dick Cheney to name a few.

Due to her high-level of professional skill, Jamie also had a chance to interview popular celebrities such as artist Andrew Wyeth, rock legends Keith Richards and Eric Clapton, moviemaking industry’s legends such as George Lucas and Arthur Miller, as well as international ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov. while the list of interviewed actors and musicians seems to be endless.

For her huge contribution to journalism and her acknowledged reporting skills, Jamie Gangel has been honored with numerous rewards, including Associated Press, Daytime Emmy as well as Edward R, Murrow and Clarion Awards.

Joining the CNN

After announcing her departure from the NBC on Twitter in March 2014, in August 2015 Jamie Gangel teamed up with CNN, beginning a new phase of her professional journalist’s career as its Special Correspondent. Judging by her previous works through her more-than-a-three-decades-long career, this engagement is as successful as all of her previous ones.

Jamie Gangel’s Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this experienced American reporter has accumulated so far? How rich Jamie Gangel is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Jamie Gangel’s net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $800,000 which has been acquired through her successful and prosperous career in the world of journalism, that has spanned for 40 years, since 1978.

Jamie Gangel on Social Media

Being involved in public media for the course of the past four decades and regularly appearing on-cameras around the globe, Jamie is also quite active on social media networks, Twitter in particular, on which she regularly posts updates from her personal life as well as daily events from her professional career. Being active since 2009, so far Jamie has amassed a total of more than 8,000 followers.

Jamie Gangel’s Age and Personal Appearance

The 63 year-old American reporter is quite energetic and still enthusiastic about her job. Pretty and alluring as in her earlier years, Jamie features a figure of 5ft 8ins (170cms) and a weight of around 167 lbs (76kgs). Sporting blonde hair in combination with her deep, blue eyes, Jamie Gangel easy occupies the camera lenses as well as the audience’s close attention.

Is Jamie Gangel married? Jamie Gangel’s Personal life and marriage with Daniel Silva

Jamie Gangel is married to New York Times’ best-selling author, American journalist and novelist Daniel Silva. After a long-term relationship, the couple tied the knot on 8th October 1988 in a wedding ceremony held at an historic palace – The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. During their almost three decades long marriage, the couple has welcomed twins Lilly and Nicholas. With her family, Jamie Gangel splits her time between Florida and the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C.


1Resides in Georgetown area of Washington, D.C.
2Her husband is a best-selling author
3Has two children named Lily and Nicholas
4Graduated from School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University [1977]
5Attended Harvard University (international economics) [1976]




@ This Hour2016TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Today1993-2013TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - National Correspondent / Herself
Meet the Press2011TV SeriesHerself - National Correspondent, 'Today'

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - NBC News
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHerself


Won Awards

2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsExcellence in Morning ProgrammingToday (1952)

Nominated Awards

2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastToday (1952)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Aunt Judy and Uncle Sam Gangel Reply

    Dear Jamie, Although we’ve been geographically distant for decades, we’d like you to know how immensely proud of you we are!

    We’ve followed your ‘adventures’ over the years, and hope that sometime in the near future we might all (three generations) get together and come to increase our sense of family and share our history. I’ll also bring for you grandma and grandpa Gangel’s copy of your mom and dad’s wedding album and photos of uncle Sam and his brother, your dad.
    With love to all and hope to hear from you,
    Aunt Judy (and Uncle Sam) Gangel
    Randolph, MA

  2. Jamie,

    Don’t know if you remember me.
    Jon Rudd, WTOP TV, 1978, slightly screwloose weekend in the Hamptons .
    Anyway, saw your piece about Nancy and Nutsy and was most impressed.
    You definitely qualify as an “enemy of the people”.
    Keep up the good work!

    Jon Rudd

  3. John H. Stewart Reply

    Ms. Gangel may be a terrific person, but with substituting Costa for Bernstein, she is entering the swamp on all fours. She now has become an opportunist. Woodward and Costa are known to the thinking world as leftist hacks, but Simon, Schuster and Scum will publish blank paper if it has their name on the cover.

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