Christine Romans is a renowned American journalist and for many people who regularly watch the CNN network, her dashing face and heartwarming smile are sure to have made an unforgettable impression. She is the Chief Business Correspondent of CNN and the anchor of Early Start, a show that airs between the hours of 4 am and 6 am ET every weekday. She also anchors the business weekend program titled “Your Money”. In addition to all of the above, Romans is a published author of repute with several, highly rated titles under her belt.
Christine Romans’ Biography
The journalist was born on the 31st of July 1971 and was bred in Iowa. Christine Romans’ family is originally from Norway from where they migrated to Iowa in the United States. She attended Iowa State University where she majored in French, Journalism and Mass Communication. After her graduation, she spent some time in France as a foreign student on an exchange program. She is the eldest of four children and is married to Reuters Editor Ed Tobin with whom she has three children.
Before he became a CNN correspondent, Christine Romans worked at several media outlets: The Des Moines Register, Reuters, as well as Knight-Ridder Financial News which was situated in the city of Chicago. Thereafter, she anchored a show titled “Street Sweep” with CNN before it was canceled. It was this show that brought her to the attention of CNN executives who then decided to hire her as a network reporter. She started her journey with CNN as a correspondent on the New York Stock Exchange floor in 1999 and has since then risen through the ranks to become the Chief Business Correspondent.
Christine Romans has a reputation for being able to explain seemingly hard notions about money in simple and clear terms. She handles the reporting of business and finance from the viewpoint of the American working class as well as the owners of small businesses. This entails showing the impact of budgets, bailouts as well as economic data on families. That is to say that she covers what these translate to in reality beyond how they look on paper.
She has several reports and journalistic efforts to her name such as Deadly Hospitals, which examined how infections can be spread by hospitals inadvertently resulting in an epidemic and what patients can do to keep themselves safe; Living Dangerously, which illustrated the danger experienced by about 30% of America’s citizens who live in coastal regions likely to be passed by a hurricane; In God We Trust: Faith and Money in America, a special that explored the interplay of religion and money in America and a host of others that educate and enlighten her vast audience. She has also carried out investigation from an investor point of view of several corporate frauds such as those associated with the collapse of Enron and WorldCom.
Christine Romans has enjoyed several successes through the course of her career. She is the winner of the prestigious Emmy award for her part in the series “Exporting America” which was an exposition on globalization and the outsourcing of American jobs to countries abroad. She is the recipient of a media excellence award which was endowed on her for business reporting by the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Christine Romans (as well as a host of other team members) earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for their coverage of the devastating Hurricane Katrina as well as an Alfred I. DuPont award for the work they did in covering the tsunami disaster that devastated Southeast Asia.
Christine Romans is also the author of four books all of which talk about money and give practical tips on how to handle it; Smart is the New Rich: If You Can’t Afford it – Put it Down (Wiley 2010), How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need to Know (Wiley 2011), Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials (Wiley March 2015) and How to Speak Money (Wiley 2016).
What is Christine Romans’ Net worth?
Christine Romans allegedly takes home about $400 thousand a year as salary. Her net worth is in the region of $4 million and this includes money made from huge sales of her books.
Christine Romans is of average height at 5 ft. 7 in. Unfortunately, her other body measurements are readily not available.