CNN Anchor: John Roberts Biography; Net Worth, Salary, Age, Religion, Wife, Jane Sullivan

John David Roberts is an American based Canadian journalist who is currently working at Fox News. He is popularly known as the chief White House correspondent for Foxe News.

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John Roberts was born on November 15, 1956, in Toronto, Ontario in Canada, and grew up in Mississauga. He attended graduated from Erindale Secondary School and Lorne Park Secondary School. He later proceeds to the Erindale College of the University of Toronto.

Roberts started his professional career in a radio station, in the local college station, CFRE-FM in Mississauga where he was a reporter and news anchor with CFOS, Owen Sound, in 1975. He then moved to CHYM in Kitchener, where he served as a newsman and also a DJ by working on-air for the radio station CJBK in London, Ontario in 1977. Roberts, after a few months of operation as a newsman and DJ, moved back to Toronto to join the top-40 powerhouse CHUM as a weekday evening DJ. He was popularly known and called D.J Roberts.

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Roberts branched out of his DJ work to co-host with Jeanne Beker in the music magazine, The NewMusic on City-TV from 1979 until 1985. Roberts and his team won so many awards for their works during their time. He also served as the entertainment reporter for City-TV and also hosted some special occasions.

In 1984, John Roberts was selected to be in charge of Canada’s music channel, MuchMusic. He alongside Christopher Ward was the first to show live on the channel after it was launched in 1984. Roberts then Left MuchMusic and went back to City-TV’s CityPulse, and served as an anchor of the 10 pm CityPulse Tonight following the departure of Gord Martineau on his 6 pm edition.

Roberts proceeds to work for WCIX between 1989 and 1990 where he anchored and reported for WCIX which is now called WFOR-TV. He then moved to CTV in Canada in September 1990 to co-host the national CTV morning show Canada AM. After CTV, Roberts moved to CBS in 1992 where he served as an anchor for CBS Morning News with co-anchor Meredith Vieira. He was also the Newsreader and substitute anchor for Harry Smith on CBS This Morning and The Eary Show. Roberts worked at CBS for nearly 18 years before leaving for CNN.

In February 2006, John Roberts joined CNN where he reported from July 2006 to August 2006, from the front lines in the Israel/Hezbollah war. Roberts was honored for covering the war with an Edward R. Murrow Award. Roberts returned to Iraq in November 2006 as the first anchor of This Week at War to serve as the Senior National Correspondent based in Washington.

Roberts was also the CNN anchor for American Morning from 2007 to 2010 where he anchored from New York. During the daytime Emmy awards, CNN’s American Morning show was nominated but lose to Good Morning America.

On January 3, 2011, CNN executives announced that John Roberts was leaving CNN to join Fox News as a national correspondent, based in Atlanta. At Fox News in August 2016, sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against Fox News where Andrea Tantaros claimed that John Roberts and other workers at CNN sexually harassed her, but the case was dismissed. Roberts was elected in January 2017 to be the chief White House correspondent for Fox News.

John Roberts Net Worth

John Roberts is a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $5 million which he achieved through his professional career as a DJ, correspondent, and anchor.


The amount of money enjoyed by John Roberts as a news anchor has not been revealed. However, News reporters and correspondents salary at Fox news range from $61, 032 to $85,000.


John Roberts was born on 15 November 1956, and he is 64 years old as of 2020.


John Roberts is a chief justice that practices Catholicism, a tradition and belief of Catholic Churches. It is the biggest Christian church in the world with about 1.3 billion baptized Catholics all over the world.


Fox News’ John Roberts is married to Kyra Philips, a correspondent for ABC news. Both of them tied the marriage knot in 2010 and had two children, Sage Ann Roberts, and Kellan Clay Roberts.

Jane Sullivan

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his wife Jane Roberts arrive for a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in honor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Jane Sullivan is the wife of an American Lawyer who is also called John Roberts. However, many people mistake her to be the wife of the Fox News correspondent John David Roberts. Jane Sullivan’s husband, Lawyer John Roberts is a Jurist who serves as a chief Justice in the United States of America. Jane Sullivan and the chief justice John Robert tied their marriage knot in 1996 and had only one child, Josie Roberts.

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