CNN’s Alex Marquardt Facts- Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Salary, Net Worth, Height

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Last Updated : April 3, 2023

CNN's Alex Marquardt Facts

Who is Alex Marquardt?

Alex Marquardt is a multi-award-winning Senior National Security Correspondent for CNN and is well known for his bold reporting from war zones. He also reports on current breaking issues, both national and international. Alex serves 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 2023):42 Years Old
Birth Place:Bahrain
Zodiac Sign:Leo
Home Town:Luxembourg, Belgium, and Switzerland
College:Georgetown University
Relationship Status
Marital Status:Married
Wife:Alex Marquardt and his Girlfriend Amanda McClements
Amanda McClements (Founder)
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 (2022):$800 Thousand (Estimated)
Annual Salary:$92 – $200 Thousand (Estimated)

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Family Details

Alex, born on Aug. 11, 1981, is a Leo zodiac sign. He is currently 42 years old (as of 2023). Alex was born to American parents in Bahrain in the Middle East and grew up in Luxembourg, Belgium, and Switzerland. Moreover, the newscaster holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

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

Nicholas Marquardt is a full-timer at Zoomo as a Commerical Strategist since April 2022. He is bilingual in Spanish and French.

Dana Marquardt, sister of Alex, is a trilingual MBA graduate and is Director & Business Partner at Philips since October 2021.

The newscaster’s brother William Marquardt is a full-stack developer and works as Staff Engineer at Doctolib since July 2022.

Alex Marquardt celebrates Christmas with his family [Photo: Instagram]

Education Details

Moving towards Alex’s 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.

Short Career/Early Life:

After graduating, the CNN newscaster 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. Alex 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 to switch to ABC News for a while, 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 actively 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 to disclosing underage sex trafficking of young girls in the Philippines is much appreciated.

Meet Alex’s Girlfriend-Turned Wife

Talking about his relationship, he is currently dating a beautiful girl Amanda McClements. Alex has been 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.

According to his Instagram handle, Amanda McClements has accepted his marriage proposal.
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.”

The award-winning journalist married Amanda McClements in Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, on Sept. 9, PEOPLE can exclusively report.

The pair married in the Marquardt family’s 400-year-old olive grove estate. The bride and groom entered an acoustic “Harvest Moon ” on a pink trumpet vine trellis.” Marquardt’s father, Robert, and McClements’ brother, Walt (of Weyes Blood), played the song.

A triangle-shaped cutout and motifs ran up and down the bride’s exquisite gown. Her bouquet included caper vines. The groom wore an olive suit.

After the wedding, the couple took photographs in the groves around dusk. After working as a journalist and food writer, McClements opened a line of home décor and plant boutiques. During dinner, guests sat at tables under shimmering lights hanging from the trees.

Alex Marquardt with his newlywed wife Amanda McClements [Photo: Politico]

Chef Andreas Aberg served island lamb and fish to the pair. The couple said,

“As we sat down for an amazing dinner in the garden, the most extraordinary sunset lit up the sky in front of us while the super bright Harvest Moon rose over the olive grove behind us.”

After four days of celebrations, the newlyweds took a ship to Formentera, another gorgeous Spanish island, for their honeymoon and happily ever after.

Is Alex Marquardt Gay?

Though there are controversies about him being gay, there is no such information, and he is married to his girlfriend Amanda McClements. Therefore, Alex Marquardt is a straight guy and 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. 

Alex Marquardt’s Salary, Net Worth

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

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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, Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Governors Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.

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