Born and raised in Maine, Cynthia McFadden is an American journalist, who is famous for anchoring the news show NBC News. With the professional career of almost 35 years, McFadden worked in several shows including Nightline and is an established journalist. Moreover, she is the winner of multiple awards such as the George Foster Peabody Award.
The American journalist was born on May 27, 1956, in Lewiston, Maine, United States. Talking about her family, she has father Warren Graham McFadden and mother Arlene Ridley McFadden. As for siblings, no information is available.
Cynthia belongs to American nationality and white by ethnicity. Her birth sign is Gemini. As for academic qualification, she is the graduate of Bowdoin College in Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in 1984.
Cynthia previously had a marital relationship with the editor and publisher of Hartford Courant newspaper, John Davies. The couple held the marriage ceremony on September 9, 1989.
The pair were not satisfied with their relationship and parted their ways in 1996 after seven years of married life.
Currently, she is in relationship with Foreign Affairs editor at the Council of Foreign relation, James Hoge since 1997. McFadden has a son with James, Spencer Graham McFadden Hoge (born 1998), who was named after American actor Spencer Tracy.
The American journalist worked as the executor of longtime friend, actress Katharine Hepburn’s estate. In addition, she is the patient of Crohn’s disease and participated in public awareness programs related to Crohn.
McFadden is the practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a supporter of the David Lynch Foundation. She loves cooking and is fond of Asian cuisine of all kinds.
Moreover, the American journalist is an animal lover and has a dog as a pet. The dog is named Ernie.
NBC journalist Cynthia McFadden has accumulated an estimated net worth of over $6 million as of 2019. The main source of her earnings is from her work on television as an anchor and other jobs related to media. However, her salary is still unknown.
McFadden had a 3,500 square feet house in New York which she bought in $5 million in 2013. The house consists of four bedrooms and the second floor is a library with a terrace. After Cynthia bought the house, she spent $600,000 to upgrade.
In 2018, she posted the house on sale for $6 million to move on an apartment in New York.
After the graduation, the American journalist started her professional career as executive producer Fred Friendly’s Media and Society seminars in Columbia for seven years since 1984.
Later, she worked as an anchor and producer in the Courtroom Television Network from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, she appeared ABC News as a network’s legal correspondent covering the O.J. Simpson trial.
In 2004, Cynthia was promoted to anchor of the show Primetime replacing Ted Koppel. Similarly, she worked alongside Martin Bashir and Terry Moran as an anchor of Nightline in November 2005. During this time, she interviewed important personnel including Clint Eastwood, Tony Blair, and Hillary Clinton.
After working for two decades in ABC, McFadden moved to NBC where she worked as the senior legal and investigative correspondent on March 29, 2014. She is currently working on NBC and has been five years.
In addition, she made a contribution to wowOwow.com, an online women platform for discussing culture, gossip, and politics. She is also a member of the board of International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).
Cynthia McFadden is an American journalist, best known as the anchor of Nightline while she was working at ABC.
Cynthia McFadden is 63 years old as of 2019.
Cynthia McFadden is 5 feet 7 inches or 1.68 inches tall.
As of July 2019, Cynthia McFadden has a net worth of over $6 million.