Undoubtedly one of the better-known faces on CNN, Becky Anderson has for so many years been one of the highest-rated anchors on the news network. The British journalist, who gained a good reputation and massive following, thanks to her repeated display of knowledge of different topics from anywhere across the world, can be seen presenting the current affairs primetime news program on CNN International’s Connect the World. Read on to find out more about her life outside the studio and her journey to primetime news coverage.
Becky Anderson Biography
Becky Anderson was born Rebecca Anderson on the 15th of November 1967, in Manchester, England. The name of her parents and details about her childhood is not known. It is also not clear where she received her early education.
For her university education, Anderson attended the University of Sussex where she successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Economics and French. Her next move was to head to the United States to enroll at Arizona State University for a master’s in Mass Communications, after which she went ahead to launch a career in journalism. She first worked in print media, serving as a reporter for various business publications before switching to broadcast media.
Becky Anderson’s first jobs in broadcast media were as a reporter with the EBN Network; then CNBC Europe. She further worked for organizations like the BBC and Bloomberg before finding what turned out to be a permanent home in CNN in the late 1990s. Anderson first hosted a show called World Business Morning, where she first discussed everything regarding finance before later incorporating a bunch of different other topics.
In addition to her reporting, she has also carried out interviews on some of the most important people of our time and covered a number of historic moments. Some of the people she has interviewed include President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, and actors and musicians like Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and Lady Gaga, among many others. In regards to events, she covered the 2003 Iraqi War, the 2006 Lebanon-Israel issue, the British elections in 2012, and so on.
Personal Details and Family
Being someone who earns a living by researching and digging out information about other people, and stories about different incidents from around the world, Becky Anderson looks to have put her knowledge about sourcing for information to good use, as nothing is known about her life outside the workplace. As mentioned above, the identity of her parents, and whether or not she has any siblings, is not known. It is also not clear if Anderson is married or in a relationship. Her relationship history cannot be found and there is no way to tell if she has any children.
Becky Anderson Net Worth
According to the CNN website, anchors of the news platform earn an annual salary of anywhere from forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to several millions of dollars. This figure largely depends on an anchor’s tenure, the viewership/response from the market, and the amount of experience that he or she has. With that, it should not come as surprise to find out that the CNN International anchor and correspondent, who has spent more than two decades with the network, earn a monthly salary of forty thousand dollars ($40,000), and a yearly salary of four hundred and eighty thousand dollars ($480,000).
In regards to her net worth, there are conflicting reports as to what exactly she might be worth. A few publications estimate that she is worth $3 million while another one put the figure way higher at $10 million. Whatever the case may be, Anderson is surely among the highest earners on the network, although she still has a long way to go to catch up to her colleagues like Anderson Cooper, Richard Quest, and Wolf Blitzer.
The journalist, who is quite active to her more than 5 thousand followers on Instagram and 66 thousand followers on Twitter, has in the past been suggested to be gay. No information was put forward to back up this claim, and Anderson herself never came out to deny or accept the allegations. The gay rumors might have originated from the lack of information about a possible spouse, but since no one seems to know anything, all options are still on the cards.