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Ashleigh Banfield is a Canadian born American journalist. Ashleigh Banfield is an anchor for HLN and CNN as well as a legal counselor who had appeared in Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield and Early Start.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: December 29, 1967 (Age 50)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: TV journalist

Ashleigh Banfield Husband – Chris Haynor and Children

Ashleigh Banfield recently married with her three years of boyfriend Chris Haynor. Ashleigh was previously married Howard Gould at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club in Canada.

Ashleigh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents Suzanne Elizabeth and John Alexander Banfield.

She attended her country Winnipeg centered Balmoral Hall School which was previously attended by her mother Suzie. She then graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: Suzanne Elizabeth and John Alexander Banfield
  • Husband: Chris Haynor
  • Children: 2 (Jay Fischer Gould and Ridley Banfield Gould)
  • Marital Status: Married

She further went on to study French at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ashleigh Banfield first tied a knot with Howard Gould, a real estate financier and great-grandson of railroad developer Jay Gould.

Howard who is also the founder of carbon credit trading company first met Ashleigh at Central Park where she was walking with her two Westies while he with his pugs.

The wedding ceremony was an enchantment of all as it was arranged in a wooden yacht at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club.

However, the fairytale romance between the much-loved couple ended after they briefly divorced. With her ex-husband, she shared two sons.

The television host has yet again found her love as she is married to three years of boyfriend Chris Haynor at the Hermitage Club ski lodge in Wilmington, Vermont.

Ashleigh Banfield Age – Height and Body Measurements


Ashleigh Banfield stands tall with a height of 5 feet 10 inches (155 cm). The mother of two Ashleigh has maintained herself which gives her sizzling body an hourglass shape.

Ashleigh Banfield is counted as one of the most glamorous and glitzy faces of the television industry. The TV host always puts on her best looks followed the by chic outfit every time she walks on the camera.

The 50-years-old has strictly maintained her physique and looks which puts many young girls and beauties into shame.

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  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches (155 cm)
  • Body Measurements: 36-27-36 inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

She has managed to shape her flawless physique by going for a healthy diet with fewer calories followed by an intense workout regimen.

She also used to take Garcinia Weight Loss Pills for shaping up her body.

Capturing pictures of nature is counted as her hobby while she loves traveling to new places.

Ashleigh Banfield Professional Career: TV Shows

She is an HLN host of Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield. 

She formerly served CNN Newsroom as a host replacing Kyra Phillips and before that MSNBC Investigates.

Ashleigh started her career at Global-affiliated Kenora station and later Winnipeg based CKY-TV.

With enough broadcasting experience, she went on to serve CFRN-TV in her homeland as a weekend news anchor until 1992 as well as CICT-TV in Calgary as a producer later that year.

Career Timeline:

  • 1989-1992: Hosted weekend news at CFRN-TV
  • 2000: Joined MSNBC as a host for MSNBC Investigates
  • 2011: Joined the team of Early Start and after one year shifted to CNN Newsroom.
  • 2017: Presented HLN Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield

At CICT she was a news anchor and freelance associate producer for World News Tonight, covering breaking stories and hot topic including 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and the Clinton/Yeltsin Summit, Vancouver in 1993.

She was appointed by MSNBC at the starting of 2000 to anchor several primetime shows including MSNBC Investigates.

As an NBC news correspondent, she reported for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Today and Dateline. She also covered live from the street s of Manhattan on the immediate aftermath of 9/11 attack, which earned her to produce network new show A region in conflict.

During her tenure in the network she covered breaking news and stories from all across the globe that included growing tensions and war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Israel struggles and abduction of Elizabeth Smart from her home at Salt Lake City.

Additionally, she reported on 2000 Summer Olympic Games, alongside presidential election and smash of the Concorde.

During this time she had also interviewed big names and global newsmakers including Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Prince of Saudi Arabia Al Faisal, George W. Bush, Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and many more. Before joining MSNBC, she shortly worked at KDFW-TV in Dallas.

In a Landon Lecture Series speech at Kansas State University in 2003, she raised disquiets on media coverage of the conflict in Iraq after which New York Times issued a statement which pointed out that her speech had enraged NBC team who pull down her profile.

In 2005, she signed CourtTV as a co-host of weekdays shows Banfield & Ford: Courtside alongside Jack Ford. And after four years, she substituted Lissa Bloom to host truTV series Open Court weekdays. She departed from the network after reporting on the Casey Anthony trial.

She joined the team of CNN morning news program Early Start in 2011 as a co-host with Zoraida Sambolin. In her career time, she reported on both national and international stories from all around the globe.

She reported live from the bombing at Boston Marathon in Massachusetts and shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

Later she switched to CNN Newsroom as an anchor in New York substituting Kyra Phillips.

In 2014, she was hired by CNN sister station HLN as a presenter of a Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield which at present is rebranded Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield.

In the show, she challenges and tackles on day’s demanding legal and social issue.

Ashleigh Banfield Net Worth and Salary

Ashleigh Banfield is an American Journalist who has a net worth of $3 million dollars.  She has earned through her career as a legal expert and host on HLN shows. With her million dollar net worth, she is relishing a lavish life.

The previous CNN host has not revealed her salary yet but looking for her incredible ventures and success, no doubt she would be receiving a hefty salary per annum.

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  • Net Worth: $3 million
  • Salary: N/A