Zain Ejiofor Asher is a British Nigerian news anchor at CNN International who is well-known for her captivating reporting and insightful interviews. She is based in New York City and currently anchors the network’s primetime, global news show One World with Zain Asher, which airs weekdays at 12pm ET.
In 2012, Asher met a CNN executive who asked her to do a screen test at the company’s offices in New York. Before becoming an anchor at CNN International’s Atlanta-based station, she was hired as a business reporter. In 2014, she wrote from Abuja, Nigeria, about how Boko Haram had taken hundreds of schoolgirls from Chibok. She has also been the person in charge of breaking news when there was a blast in Beirut in August 2020, protests against SARS in Nigeria, and the deaths of Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, and George Michael. She has been the host of CNNI’s One World with Zain Asher every weekday since 2021.
Her memoir, Where The Children Take Us, was published by HarperCollins in April 2022. In this article, we will delve deeper into the life of Zain Asher, including her career, family, and husband.
Who Is Zain Asher’s Husband?
Zain Asher‘s husband is Steve Peoples, a renowned political journalist and correspondent for the Associated Press. The couple has been married since 2017. Two years after their marriage, Asher announced that she was pregnant with her first child with Steve Peoples. She shared her adorable baby bumps with her fans on her Instagram account. Despite her pregnancy, Asher was diligently reporting to her job and was even celebrated by her colleagues with a baby shower in the network. Asher resides in Montclair, New Jersey, with her Associated Press reporter husband, Steve Peoples, and their two sons.
Steve Peoples was born and raised in New York, where he also went to college and got a degree in writing from Syracuse University. Before joining the Associated Press in 2006, he worked as a reporter for neighborhood newspapers. There, he wrote about politics and government. Peoples has written about some of the most important political stories in the United States, like the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump’s trial for impeachment. He is also a regular commentator on CNN, where he gives his professional opinion on what is going on in the world and in politics.
A Peek Into Zain And Steve’s Meeting And Marriage
Zain and Steve met in New York City, and two years later, in 2017, Steve proposed to her. The couple got married in an intimate wedding ceremony on September 30, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal, which was attended by her family members and close friends.
Zain wore a unique dress made by Ferona, which took over 3000 hours to craft, whereas Steve looked quite charming with the classic black suit with a white shirt matched up with black shoes.
Know About Zain Asher’s Memoir
HarperCollins published Zain’s autobiography, Where the Children Take Us, on April 26, 2022. The book was based on her 2015 Tedx talk called “Trust Your Struggle,” which as of 2022 had been watched 2.2 million times on YouTube. It tells the story of how her mother, who had lost her husband and was raising four kids on her own, worked to make her and her husband’s original dream of moving to England come true so that their kids could get a good education and have more chances. Asher and her brothers are now a journalist, an actor, a doctor, and a business owner, so you can see what happened.