Quick Facts of Jeffrey Dean Zeleny

  • Full NameJeffrey Dean Zeleny
  • Net WorthEstimated $1 million
  • Date of Birth10 June, 1973
  • NicknameJeff Zeleny
  • Marital Status Unmarried
  • BirthplaceExeter, Nebraska, United States of America
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Nationality American
  • BuildSlim
  • Height5 feet 8 inches
  • EducationUniversity of Nebraska
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Horoscope Gemini
Jeff Zeleny

Jeff Zeleny is an American Journalist who currently work as Senior White House Correspondent for an American basic cable and satellite television news channel, CNN. He previously worked as a Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News and won the Pulitzer Prize with the Chicago newspaper agency, Chicago Tribune.

As a CNN Senior Washington Correspondent, he covered the 2016 presidential campaign and all American politics. Know about his early life, education, career, personal life, salary, net worth he earns from his profession. So, stay tuned with us to know in details regarding him.

Jeff Zeleny’s CNN

In March 2015, Zeleny joined the CNN from ABC News. He currently works as a senior White House correspondent, covering the Donald Trump administration with his private role in the 2018 midterm election campaign for all of the network’s program and platforms.

Jeff Zeleny’s Bio and Education

Jeffrey Dean Zeleny was born on June 10, 1973, in Exeter, Nebraska.  He was born to his mother, Diane Naomi, and father, Robert Dean Zeleny and grew up with his sibling James Robert Zeleny and Michael Jon Zeleny, and raised with them on the family farm. Regarding his nationality, he is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. Further, he was born under the birth sign of Gemini.

Zeleny completed his primary level education from Exeter High School. He also contributed sports stories to the daily newspaper, York News-Times as a student.

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After completing his elementary education, he obtained his journalism and political science degree from the  University of Nebraska in 1996.

He worked as an editor of the Daily Nebraskan, the school’s newspaper when he was at University. Besides, He played trumpet in the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Marching Band.

Jeffrey Zeleny ‘s Married, Height

Currently 45, Zeleny is openly gay. Till now, he has not revealed about his relationship or girlfriend. Further, Zeleny has not been linked with any woman or him having a girlfriend.

So far, there is no report about his past and present relationship. Hence, as per our record, he is possibly unmarried and enjoying his single hood. Talking about Zeleny’s height, he stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches. However, his body weight is unknown.

Jeffrey Zeleny’s Career

At the beginning of his career, Jeff Zeleny worked for a newspaper that includes Wall Street Journal, the Florida Times-Union and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette while he was in college.

Afterward, Zeleny joined the Chicago Tribune in 2000 as a reporter, where he covered the 2004 presidential campaign and the first term of the Bush administration. In addition, he used to be the national political correspondent for the Tribune. Along with his reporting team, Zeleny was awarded Pulitzer Prize in explanatory journalism for documenting gridlock in the nation’s air traffic system.


He then joined The New York Times in 2006, as the national political correspondent, where he covered the 2012 presidential election and Obama’s 2008 campaign to the White House.

Back in February 2013, Jeff was hired by ABC News as senior Washington correspondent and to file stories for the website. Currently, he works as a Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, joined in March 2015.

Throughout his incredible career, Jeff was nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form.

Jeff Zeleny’s Salary & Net Worth

The 45-year-old Journalist earns a decent amount of salary from CNN. Well, he currently earns around $140,000 as an annual salary. However, as per other sources, Zeleny earns an annual salary of around $250,000. When he was at ABC, he received around $105,000, annually. Besides, Zeleny hasn’t revealed his actual net worth and earnings to date. However, we can assume that Zeleny’s net worth is not less than a million dollars.


Zeleny is on social networking sites including Instagram, Twitter and, Facebook. As of March 2019, Zeleny has over 8.7k followers on Instagram and 272K followers on Twitter. Likewise, his Facebook page has over 6.4k followers.

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