Jeff Zeleny Wiki – Jeff Zeleny Biography
Jeff Zeleny( born Jeffrey Dean Zeleny) is a Senior Washington Correspondent of national affairs for CNN. Prior to taking on that role in January 2021, he served as senior Washington correspondent, covering the overall 2020 campaign, as well as the network’s senior White House correspondent, covering the Trump administration with a focus on President Trump’s pivotal role in the 2018 midterm election campaign for all of the network’s programs and platforms. Biden is the fourth consecutive presidency Zeleny has covered, traveling across the country and around the world with George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
He covered the 2016 campaign, his fifth presidential election, from the early days of the Democratic and Republican primaries through the general election contest with Trump and Hillary Clinton.
In 2015, he joined CNN from ABC News where he was their senior Washington correspondent. He reported extensively on the Obama administration and the Republican Party as it gained control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 midterm elections.
Prior to ABC News, he was the national political correspondent for The New York Times. He covered the 2012 presidential election and Obama’s 2008 campaign to the White House. He also covered the first two years of the Obama administration as a White House correspondent, and previously covered Congress for the Times.
Before The New York Times, Zeleny was the national political correspondent for the Chicago Tribune where he covered the 2004 presidential campaign and the first term of the Bush administration. He joined the Tribune in 2000 as a reporter on the Metropolitan desk in Chicago, where he was a member of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for documenting gridlock in the nation’s air traffic system. He began his journalism career at the Des Moines Register. During his newspaper career, he won a Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago Tribune.
Zeleny attended the University of Nebraska, where he studied journalism and political science. He graduated in 1996. While at the university, he was the editor of the Daily Nebraskan, the school’s newspaper. He also played trumpet in the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Marching Band.
Jeff Zeleny Age
He was born on June 10, 1973 in Exeter, Nebraska, United States.
Jeff Zeleny Gay
He is openly gay.
Jeff Zeleny Family
His parents are Robert Dean Zeleny, and Diane Naomi Yeck. He has two older brothers, James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny, and was raised with them on the family farm.
Jeff Zeleny Nationality
He is American. His ancestry on both sides of his family is Czech, with most of his ancestors coming from Bohemia and some from Moravia.
Jeff Zeleny Instagram
His Instagram account, https://www.instagram.com/jeffzeleny/ has over 14k followers, and his bio reads, Chief National Affairs Correspondent, @CNN. Covering the White House, Washington, and politics in America. Chasing food and fun along the way. www.cnn.com/profiles/jeff-zeleny-profile. He is also available on Twitter @JeffZeleny