Ashleigh Banfield Biography


Ashleigh Banfield

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Birth Name: Ashleigh Banfield
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Birth Country: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 50 Years
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Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian journalist who is known for her work at CNN. She is mainly popular in the world for hosting the show, Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. She is also famous for being the hosts of the shows like Early Start and CNN Newsroom. Ashleigh who is known for her sweet smile and her rectangular eyeglasses was born as Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Suzanne Elizabeth and John Alexander Banfield. She is an American as well as Canadian and is of white ethnicity.

Ashleigh met her first husband Howard Gould at Central Park in New York in 2002 while she was with her two Westies. That was the first day they met each other. They fell in love and began dating each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend. After being in love for about two years, they finally got married on 24th of July 2004. She also gave to two children with him. They are now divorced.

Ashleigh completed her secondary education from Balmoral Hall School in 1985. She then joined Queen's University where she majored in Political Science and French. She finally earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with an honor in 1988. After graduating from there she joined CJBN-TV and that was the beginning of her broadcasting career. She also worked at CKY-TV in 1988. The following year, she joined CFRN-TV where she worked as an anchored of the weekend news. After working in Canada for about a decade, she moved to United States and she joined MSNBC. She also performed as a singer in Calgary during the late 1990s. Her net worth is said to be around $3 millions.

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Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

1967 29th of December

Ashleigh who is known for her sweet smile and her rectangular eyeglasses was born as Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Suzanne Elizabeth and John Alexander Banfield. She is an American as well as Canadian and is of white ethnicity.

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Graduated from Balmoral Hall School

1985

Ashleigh completed her secondary education from Balmoral Hall School in 1985. She then joined Queen's University where she majored in Political Science and French. She finally earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with an honor in 1988.

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Joined CJBN-TV

1988

After earning her undergraduate from Queen's University she joined CJBN-TV and that was the beginning of her broadcasting career. She also worked at CKY-TV in 1988. The following year, she joined CFRN-TV where she worked as an anchored of the weekend news.

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Joined CICT-TV

1992

In 1992, she joined CICT-TV. That year, she served them as a producer. In 1993, she worked as evening news anchor and business correspondent. She worked in this position for about two years. While she was working at CICT-TV, she also worked at ABC.

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Won Iris Awards

1994

She has also been honored with several prestigious awards. In 1994, she was awarded with Iris Awards. She won this award for Best News Documentary and Best of Festival. That year, she was honored with this award twice.

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Was hired by MSNBC

2000

After working in Canada for about a decade, she moved to United States and she joined MSNBC. Network executives were really fascinated and attracted by her looks. She also performed as a singer in Calgary during the late 1990s.

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Began dating Howard Gould

2002

Ashleigh met her first husband Howard Gould at Central Park in New York in 2002 while she was with her two Westies. That was the first day they met each other. They fell in love and began dating each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend

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Married to Howard Gould

2004 24th of July

After being in love with Howard Gould for about two years, they finally got married on 24th of July 2004. Howard Gould is a real estate financier. She also gave to two children with him. They are now divorced.

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First child, Jay Fischer Gould

2005 22nd of October

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2005. She and her ex husband, Howard Gould welcomed their first child together on 22nd of October and that time it was a son and they named him Jay Fischer Gould.

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Second child, Ridley Banfield Gould

2007 21st of May

She also became mother for the second time in her life and that was in 2007. She and her ex husband, Howard Gould welcomed their second child together and that time it was also a son and they named him Ridley Banfield Gould.

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Joined CNN

2012 of January

In 2005, she began working at CourtTV as the co host of the show, Banfield & Ford: Courtside. With the start of 2012, she joined CNN. During her early days in CNN, she worked as a co anchor of the show Early Start.

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