Jennifer Blanco is the wife of former CNN CEO Chris Licht. Chris might not have been well-known until his abrupt dismissal from CNN. But now that the network chief has been fired in the public eye, many are curious about Chris’s personal life, particularly who his wife and children are. The most recent casualty of CNN’s restructuring has been married to the same woman since 2006; in fact, she is a seasoned journalist herself.
Let’s meet Jenny Blanco and learn if the pair has children, as well as how much Chris is now worth after holding the prominent job for so long. This article attempts to cover it all.
Meet Jennifer Blanco, Chris Licht Wife
Chris Licht’s path crossed with his wife Jennifer Blanco in 2004. They were both on an assignment covering Summer Olympics at CNN. They announced their engagement in May 2005.
Two years into dating, Chris and Jennifer married on 22 April 2006. They exchanged wedding vows at LâAuberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California. Jennifer wore a silk organza, strapless gown by Vera Wang in ivory with a sage sash. She carried a bouquet of green and ivory flowers.
The wedding was officiated by Gail Donahue, aunt of Jennifer.
The married couple welcomed two sons together: Andrew and Ryan. Both of her children were born at Lennox Hill. Andrew was reportedly born in August 2008.
Chris is the son of Dr. Peter and Susan Licht of Newtown born on 22 October 1971. He attended Hawley School and Newtown Middle School and is a 1989 graduate of St Margaretas-McTernan School in Waterbury. He received his BA in broadcast journalism from the SI Newhouse School of Syracuse University in 1993 and is currently a senior producer for MSNBC News in New York.
Chris started working at KNBC after graduating, and in 2005, he was promoted to executive producer of MSNBC’s Scarborough County. He then rose to the position of Morning Joe’s first executive producer.
Chris was appointed vice president of programming at CBS News in 2011. He served as the executive producer for CBS This Morning and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert throughout his time with the network. After Jeff Zucker left his position as CEO of CNN in April 2022, Licht was appointed.
Jennifer Blanco Age
As of June 2023, Jennifer Blanco is age 49. She was born in August 1973.
Who Are Jennifer Blanco Parents?
Jennifer Blanco is the daughter of Tom Blanco and the late Jeannie Blanco. Tom later married Susan Woodruff (@susan.woodruff3) on 11 February 1990.
Tom is serving as the Vice President at S & T Consulting and Program Management, LLC. S & T Consulting and Program Management, LLC is a Woman Owned Small Business successfully delivering high-quality consulting services on schedule, within budget, and tailored to the needs of our clients.
They provide innovative solutions to complex projects and challenging problems in program evaluation, program management, and process improvement with a focus on military health behavior and military human resource management.
He was a former Senior Program Manager at HP Enterprise Services from 1999 to 2015.
Tom studied Quantitative Methods at the New York University Graduate School of Business and Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Jennifer has one brother Michael Blanco and a step-sister named Jackie Conway Benetti. Jackie works at Gap, Inc. She studied at Scripps Ranch High School and California Polytechnic State University.
Jennifer Blanco Job
Jennifer Blanco graduated from Monte Vista High School in San Diego. She received her BA in communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995. She worked as a producer for WNBC in New York.
Jenny accepted her first position as a producer for KADY Television in June 1995. She later started working for NBC News as KNSD’s producer. Before switching to CNN in June 2007, Jenny obtained a position as a line producer for MSNBC in May 2001.
Jenny began producing for Anderson Cooper 360 in May 2010 and continued doing so through July 2015. As of June 2023, Jenny took a break from production and began working for CNN as a director for talent acquisition and development.
How Much Is Jennifer Blanco Net Worth?
Jennifer Blanco’s net worth might be under $1.5 million. However, her husband reportedly has an impressive $15 million. He reportedly made $2 million as a salary during his time as CEO at CNN.
When Is Jennifer Blanco Birthday?
Every year, Jennifer Blanco receives birthday wishes from her friends and family on 2 August.
Where Is Jennifer Blanco From?
Jennifer Blanco is a California native. She is based in Manhattan, New York.
Is Jennifer Blanco On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes, Jennifer Blanco is on Facebook (@jennybl) but not on Instagram.