John Defterios Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Career, CNN, Net Worth

John Defterios Biography

John Defterios is a financial and current affairs anchor at CNN. He was born in California, United States on  7 April 1961.He is the editor of Emerging Markets and also hosts the shows Global Exchange, which focuses on BRIC markets and the emerging trends 

John Defterios Age

John who was born in California, United States on 7th April 1961 is currently  58 years old as of 2019.

John Defterios Education

Defterios graduated from the University of Southern California in 1984 with degrees in journalism and political science.

John Defterios Wife

In 2002, John married Manuela Mirkos. Mirkos worked with New York Times during their marriage, which took place in Sifnos Island. The previous marriage of Defterios had culminated in divorce after which he married Manuela.

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John Defterios Career

Defterios served as an intern at CNN. He joined Reuters Television in 1984 and worked there till 1992 as the European correspondent. He was also the producer of the special series Nightly Business Report which was a joint production done with PBS. He began his career in CNN in the year 1992 as correspondent at Lou Dobbs Moneyline based in New York. He anchored the show ‘World Business Today’ for two years and also the shows ‘Business Usual’ and Ahead of the Curve. He was the principal host for CNNfn based in New York. In 2007, he started anchoring the show Marketplace Middle East and in 2011 hosted Global Exchange.

In 2011, CNBC and BBC had cancelled the shows produced by FBC, in which Defterios served as President. It happened right after it was disclosed that the company was also a public relations firm for the Malaysian Government. John has done many exclusive interviews globally. Some of the personalities he interviewed include European Central Bank President Jean Claude Trichet, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Bundesbank President Hans Tietmayer. He is also the media leader for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Middle East council at Global Agenda. He has also chaired forums like the World Islamic Economic Forum and the Business Week Leadership Forum. He has covered landmark events like the Berlin Wall collapse, the G8, and G20 Summits and the Gulf War too.

He was nominated and awarded for the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation prize for the Advancement of Energy Journalism in 2017. He also became a member of the Energy Elders the same year.

John Defterios Net Worth

John who is a financial and current affairs anchor at CNN has an estimated net worth of around $1.9 Million which he earned from his career as of 2019.

John Defterios CNN

John Defterios is CNN’s Emerging Markets Editor. Based in the network’s Abu Dhabi bureau his reporting focuses on the top business stories from emerging and BRIC economies. John is also the anchor of CNN Marketplace Middle East, a weekly business programme featuring in depth analysis and top newsmakers from across the Middle East, and One Square Meter, a segment which explores urban planning and property development in emerging markets.

Defterios started at CNN in New York as correspondent on Moneyline with Lou Dobbs, anchored CNN’s World Business Today and the top rated U.S. morning business program Ahead of the Curve.Defterios has secured numerous exclusive interviews with high level figures in the worlds of politics and economics including HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rachid al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, Ali al Naimi, Saudi Arabia Energy Minister, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and British Prime Minister David Cameron as well many of the top executives in the Fortune 100 including BP CEO Robert Dudley, former Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote. He travels on assignment throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

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