CNN’s Alex Marquardt Facts- Wiki, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Family

Last Updated : August 23, 2021

Quick Info→Age: 40 Years OldGirlfriend/Dating: Amanda McClements
CNN's Alex Marquardt Facts

Who is Alex Marquardt?

Alex Marquardt is a multi-award-winning Senior National Security Correspondent of CNN and is well known for his bold reporting from war zones. He also reports on current breaking issues, both national and international. Alex is currently serving as a national security reporter and a TV producer based in Washington, DC.

Short Bio
Real/Birth Name:Alexander Marquardt
Profession:Correspondent, Television Producer
Active From:2005-Present
Famous As:Correspondent
Family and Siblings
Father/Dad:Alex Marquardt with his Father Robert Marquardt
Robert Marquardt
Mother/Mom:Alex Marquardt with his Mother Missy Marquardt
Missy Marquardt
Brother/s:Alex Marquardt's Brother Will Marquardt
Will Marquardt,

Alex Marquardt with his Brother Nicholas Marquardt
Nicholas Marquardt
Sister/s:Alex Marquardt with his Sister Dana Marquardt
Dana Marquardt Beck
Personal Life
Date of Birth:11th August 1981, Monday
Age (As in 2021):40 Years Old
Birth Place:Bahrain
Zodiac Sign:Leo
Home Town:Luxembourg, Belgium, and Switzerland
College:Georgetown University
Relationship Status
Martial Status:In a Relationship
Married/Wedding:Not Yet
Wife/Spouse:Not Yet
Divorce/Split:Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating:Alex Marquardt and his Girlfriend Amanda McClements
Amanda McClements (Founder)
Partner/Fiancé:Not Yet
Children/Kids:Not Yet
Physical Stats
Height:5 Feet 8 Inches (172 cm)
Hair Type:Short
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Brown
Awards & Nomination
Awards:1. Emmy Award
2. Edward R. Murrow 
3. Gracie awards
Income & Assets
Net Worth (As in 2021):$800 Thousand (Estimated)
Annual Salary:$92 Thousand – $200 Thousand (Estimated)

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Short Bio Including Age & Nationality

Alex, born on 11 August 1981, is a Leo zodiac sign. He is currently 40 years old (as of 2021). Alex was born to American parents in Bahrain in the Middle East and grew up in Luxembourg, Belgium, and Switzerland. Moreover, Alex holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Family and Education:

Alex Marquardt was born to Mr. Robert Marquardt and Mrs. Missy Marquardt. He was raised alongside his three siblings Nicholas, Dana, and Will.


Moving towards his education, after completing his school at a local high school, he enrolled at Georgetown University School in 2000 and graduated in Science, Technology, and International Affairs in 2004.

Alex Marquardt celebrates Christmas with his family.
Alex Marquardt celebrates Christmas with his family. (Source: Instagram)

Short Career/Early Life:

After graduating, he started his career at Channel One News as a full-time Anchor. He had gained some experience in the media working at campus television GUTV. He is regarded as a bold professional who dares to choose even risky destinations like Cairo during the Egyptian revolution for reporting.

He joined CNN as a Reporter, left it for a while to switch to ABC News, and later returned to CNN. He was stationed in Moscow, Jerusalem, Beirut, and London during his engagement at ABC News.

He is famous for reporting migration issues and is active in reporting during the Middle East war crisis. His work during the war in Syria and the situation in Gaza is much remembered. Further, his contribution in disclosing underage sex trafficking of young girls in the Philippines is much appreciated.

Personal Life: Married or Dating?

Talking about his relationship, he is currently dating a beautiful girl Amanda McClements. Alex is dating Amanda for quite a long time, although they keep their affair private.

Amanda is managing her own company “Salt and Sundry” since 2012. Moreover, She is an Editor and Writer by training and used to write about food, travel, and lifestyle before starting her own business.

As per his Instagram handle, Amanda McClements has accepted his proposal to marry.
He posted stating:

“I turned 40 today, but what made it wonderful was knowing that a few weeks ago, this exceptional being said she would let me be her husband. We were on a deserted beach on a deserted Greek island, and the only witnesses were a goat and its bird friend. It was perfect, and so is she.”

Question Regarding He is a Gay!

Though there are controversies about him being gay, there is no such information, and he is reported in a relationship with his girlfriend. Therefore, Alex Marquardt is a straight guy that is he is not gay.

Physical Appearance:

Alex is of average size and has a height of 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm). In addition, Alex has short blonde hair and brown eyes color. 

Salary/Net worth/Income:

Alex is prevalent in social media, including Instagram and Twitter, with around 40K followers in each. Alex is a well-established professional in his field with a good pay scale. And his annual paycheck amounts to US$ 200K. Moreover, Alex is an award-winning personality with a net worth amounting to about US$ 800K.

Other Facts You Need To Know About Alex Marquardt:

  • Alex was inspired to become a journalist after hearing his parents’ friend read the news on the radio when he was a child.
  • He likes traveling and frequently travels for work and with his family.
  • One of his favorite Songs is Gangnam Style.
  • Marquardt also worked for CNN as an “embed” reporter during the 2008 presidential election. He traveled with and covered some candidates, including then-Senators Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Governors Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.

Major Sources / References
1. CNN
2. Linkedin

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