Ashleigh Banfield Bio, Age, Height, Family, Career, Net worth, Husband, Shows

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Ashleigh Banfield Biography

Ashleigh Banfield Dennistoun is a Canadian-American journalist and host of Banfield. However, she is a former host of Legal view Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start on CNN. Basically, she was famous for her trademark rectangular eyeglasses the object of countless remarks about pros and cons after her arrival on the national media scene.

Ashleigh Banfield Age

Born in the year 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada on the 29th of December. Currently, she is at the age of 54 years old as of the year 2021. She is yet to celebrate her 55th year birthday this year 2022.

Ashleigh Banfield Height

Regardless, she is a woman of average stature according to her relative surroundings. Today she is standing at a total height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Ashleigh Banfield Weight

Currently, she is weighing a total of 62 kilograms. Therefore she is a woman of moderate body weight according to the measurements.

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Ashleigh Banfield Family

Unfortunately as of now, we do not have any exclusive information about her family. However, we will update this as soon as possible.

Ashleigh Banfield Education

Generally, she was educated in her native Canada at Balmoral Hall School a private university preparatory school in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Later on, she left in 1985, and apparently, her mother also went to the same school in the 1950s. Afterward, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and French from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1988.  She continued her studies in French at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia graduating in 1992.

Ashleigh Banfield Career

Basically, she began her career in 1988 at CJBN-TV in Kenora, Ontario, and at CKY-TV in Winnipeg later that year.Eventually,  she anchored the weekend news for CFRN-TV in Edmonton. Apart from that, she was a freelance associate producer for ABC’s World News Tonight during her tenure at CICT-TV. Furthermore, she covered the 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and the April 1993 Clinton/Yeltsin Summit in Vancouver.

Apparently, she was hired by national cable network MSNBC after having won an Emmy for her reporting at Dallas, TX broadcast station KDFW-TV. In 2001, she was reporting from the streets of Manhattan amid a cloud of debris from the collapsing World Trade Center. Finally, she joined CNN in January 2012 as co-anchor with Zoraida Sambolin, of the network’s morning show, Early Start.

In 2012, she moved to the 11 a.m. edition of CNN Newsroom in New York each weekday, replacing Kyra Phillips as an anchor.Later on, it was announced by HLN that she was to be laid off, along with Michaela Pereira and Carol Costello, as part of the network’s decision to scale back their live news programming. However, she resumed hosting programs on CourtTV, including the true crime documentary series Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield in 2020.

Ashleigh Banfield’s Net worth

Currently, she has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of the year 2022. However, this amount might increase depending on her numerous sources of wealth.


Presently, she is a Canadian-American journalist and host of Banfield and a former host of Legal view Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start on CNN. However, her salary ranges from $24k to $73k.


Presently, she is in a marriage to her husband namely, Chris Haynor. They got together during her 50th birthday in Hermitage Club ski lodge in Wilmington, Vermont. Previously, she was with an estate financier namely, Howard Gould who founded the carbon credit trading company Equator Environmental. Moreover, is a great-grandson of railroad developer Jay Could. The couple’s wedding took place aboard a wooden yacht at the Royal Lake of the woods yacht club in Canada. Unfortunately, they divorced and they had two sons together.