Quick Facts of Joan Walsh
- Full NameJoan Walsh
- Marital StatusDivorced
- BirthplaceBrooklyn, USA
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourGolden Brown
- SpouseRandy C. Cherry (ex-husband)
- Height5 feet 11 inches
- Education University of Wisconsin
- Online PresenceInstagram and Twitter
- ChildrenNora Walsh DeVries
Multi-talented tv personality Joan Walsh is an American writer, editor as well as blogger. As of 2019, she is CNN political analyst and National Affairs Correspondent at The Nation. Furthermore, she is also an author of “What’s the Matter With White People?”
Additionally, Walsh served as a political analyst for almost 12 years in MSNBC until the end of 2017. She later left MSNBC due to the problem in renewing the contract.
Joan Walsh’s Bio, Wiki & Age
Joan Walsh was born Joan Maureen Walsh in September 1958 in Brooklyn, the USA which makes her age of 60-years-old. She was born to an Irish Catholic family. When she was two years old she along with her parents moved to the Oceanside, Long Island. She has two siblings; one brother and one sister. She then again moved to a northern suburb of Milwaukee where she attended high school.
Walsh lost her mother when she was just 17 years old. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Regarding her educational qualifications, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin.
Joan has been active in the journalism sector for a very long time. She started her career in journalism since 1998 working in Salon. She worked as a full-time news editor. After serving there for more than five years she got promoted as a managing editor. In 2015, Joan left Salon to become National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. In addition, she often writes blogs at the Salon regarding the current American political topics.
She includes the Iraq War, the George W. Bush administration, and conservatives in her posts. She has interviewed conservative guests including Pat Buchanan, Dick Armey, David Frum, Liz Cheney, and G. Gordon Liddy. She has also served as a political analyst on MSNBC and after serving there for 12 years she moved to CNN Network.
Regarding her decision heading to CNN, she tweeted saying,
I am overwhelmed by the support I've received today from all of you. And I'm thrilled to tell you I'll be heading to @CNN in the new year. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. A Christmas miracle.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 24, 2017
Joan Walsh’s Net Worth & Salary
With more than a decade of experience as the political analyst and being the popular tv personality, Walsh has accumulated a pretty good salary from her career. Though she hasn’t disclosed any details of her net worth, the amount must be somewhere in millions.
However, as per the various online sources, the average salary of the political analyst is $84,232 per annum. As Joan has been working as a political analyst for more than a decade, her salary must be more than the estimated amount.
Joan Walsh’s Personal Life (Husband, Daughter, Height)
Talking about Joan’s personal life, she is divorced. She prefers to keep her personal life in a low profile. Various reliable sources suggest that she was previously married to Randy C. Cherry. They tied a knot on 19th June 1976. Their relationship at the beginning was good but later due to some personal issues, they got separated.
Walsh with her ex-husband has a daughter named, Nora Walsh DeVries. She often shares pictures with her daughter on her Instagram account. It seems that she has a strong bonding with her daughter. Her daughter works as a freelancer and besides that, she works as the editor and Web Content Specialist.
Walsh has a dog named Sadie, who you can see on her Instagram account. She has an impressive height of 5 feet 11 inches. Corning her online presence she is active in social networking sites including Twitter and Instagram.
Check out Joan Walsh interview with Evan Smith,