Errol Barnett Biography
Errol Barnett is a British-born American anchor and national correspondent for CBS News based in New York. Barnett also anchored CNN Newsroom during overnight hours in the U.S. and hosted CNN International’s cultural affairs program, Inside Africa.
Errol joined CBS News in 2016 as a Washington-based correspondent, covering the White House beat on weekends.
Errol Barnett’s Age and Birthday
Errol is 39 years old as of 2023. He was born on 3 April 1983 in Milton Keynes, England. Errol celebrates his birthday on 3 April every year.
Errol Barnett Height and Weight
Barnett stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a weight of 90 kilograms. His eyes color is green while his hair is black. However, his body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Errol Barnett Family, Parents, and Siblings
Errol was born in Milton Keynes, England to Michael Christie and Pamela, an English woman from Liverpool. Gladstone Christie, his Jamaican grandfather, was one of 500 Caribbean aircrews serving with the British Royal Air Force during WWII, afterward relocating to England as part of the Windrush generation. He has one older brother, Danny, and an older sister, Natalie, who died. His mother later married Gary Barnett, a US Air Force sergeant who served in the Gulf War before moving the family to Phoenix. Barnett has English, German and Jamaican heritage.
Errol Barnett Wife
Barnett is happily married to his lovely wife Nyasha Zimucha, a south African television personality, actress, model, and pageant contestant. The pair got engaged in 2018 and married a year later in a gorgeous wedding. The couple does not have any children yet.
Errol Barnett Education
Errol attended Garden Lakes Elementary and Westview High School, in Avondale, Arizona. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a focus on international relations from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Errol Barnett Career
At CBS News, Barnett’s intrepid reporting has covered a wide variety of national and international events. In the thick of the 2020 presidential campaign, his interview with then-candidate Joe Biden was widely cited for the news it uncovered and at the end of 2020 he was the first to report extra doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine were being discovered in vials by hospital staff across the country. Barnett was the only network journalist to fly through Hurricane Dorian when it stalled over the Bahamas as the most powerful storm to ever hit the country and reported extensively from Grand Bahama island documenting its aftermath.
He has secured several exclusive interviews, including with the creator of the controversial facial recognition app Clearview AI, with the mother of a 9-year-old Illinois boy charged with murdering five relatives, and with an Arizona woman attacked by a jaguar at a Phoenix Zoo. Barnett joined CBS News in 2016 as a Washington-based correspondent, covering the White House beat on weekends. He was with President Barack Obama during his final overseas trip in office and questioned President Donald Trump several times at the White House and aboard Air Force One about threats against journalists and other major issues.
Before joining CBS News, Barnett spent almost a decade at CNN with his most recent role as anchor of weekday editions of “CNN Newsroom” airing on CNN and CNN International. Prior to anchoring from CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, the network deployed Barnett as a general assignment correspondent to Johannesburg, South Africa, and to Abu Dhabi, U.A.E as a midday anchor. While anchoring from the Middle East, Barnett was part of CNN’s 2011 Peabody Award-winning coverage of the “Arab Spring.”
He also hosted CNN’s weekly series “Inside Africa” for which he reported from 22 countries on the continent in 24 months including Madagascar, Senegal, and Tunisia. His work earned the program a Salute to Excellence award from the National Association of Black Journalists. His journalism career began in 2001 at Channel One News, where, at age 18, he was the Los Angeles-based network’s youngest anchor and reporter. Barnett covered the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, then-Senator Barack Obama’s first national speech, and the New England heroin epidemic.
Errol Barnett Net worth and Salary
Errol has an estimated net worth of around $ 1 million dollars as of 2023. He has amassed his wealth from his successful career as a journalist. His salary is ranging between $ 75,000-$ 150,000 annually.
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