CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will be one of the moderators at the second round of the GOP presidential debates. With CNN colleague Jake Tapper and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Bash will ask the candidates (including Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina) hard-hitting questions on live TV on September 16, beginning at 8pm on CNN.
Bash knows Washington from all sides. The 44-year-old Jersey girl (Montvale, Bergen County) has been in the news biz for two decades. She’s also been married twice. Her first husband is Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff at both the US Department of Defense (2011-2013) and the CIA (2009-2011). Her second husband is CNN’s chief national correspondent in DC, John King. Before their wedding in 2008, King (previously a Roman Catholic) converted to Judaism. (Bash is Jewish.) They have a 4-year-old son, Jonah. Bash and King divorced in 2012. Fun fact about Dana Bash: she got her foot in the CNN door in 1993 as a library assistant in the DC bureau. She’ll feel at home at the GOP debate which is held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.