- Ben Wedeman is an American Journalism who is known for being the war correspondent for CNN. He has covered a battle of civil war and travel war zones in the Balkans, Africa, and Afghanistan. His outstanding works has been rewarded with multiple Emmy Awards as well as Edward Murrow Awards.
- Net Worth, Salary, Income
- Married, Wife, Children
- Parents, Family, and Sibling
- Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Ben Wedeman is an American Journalism who is known for being the war correspondent for CNN. He has covered a battle of civil war and travel war zones in the Balkans, Africa, and Afghanistan. His outstanding works has been rewarded with multiple Emmy Awards as well as Edward Murrow Awards.
Ben Wedeman was born in 1960 on the 1st of September. He possesses a Virgo zodiac sign. He possesses American nationality and mixed ethnicity. He is the son of Miles G. Wedeman and Martha Jean Hall Wedeman.
Net Worth, Salary, Income
Ben started his career by working in ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Researches in Dry Areas) for the STIP department (Scientific and Technical Information Program) as The Day press release auditor. He was hired as a local Jordanian employee in 1994. Then, in 1998, he started working as CNN’s bureau chief in Cairo till 2006.
In October 2000, he was shot in the back during the coverage of Palestinians and Israelis near the Karni border. He was also the first journalist to gain access to Iraq prior to the Iraq War.
Throughout his career, Ben has covered a battle of the civil war in Aleppo, Syria, the 2011 civil war in Sabah, Libya and traveled in the war zones of the Balkans, Africa, and Afghanistan.
As of 2020, Ben Wedeman’s net worth is estimated at thousands of dollars.
Married, Wife, Children
Most of the journalist all around the world tend to keep their personal life confined. Similary, Ben has also not talked about his love life to date.
With a hectic profession like his, he might not have found a life partner. Or the scenario might be different. He might have already settled down with a family. These are only assumptions we can make; We have to wait until Ben makes any official statements and clear things up.
Parents, Family, and Sibling
Ben was born with the real name Benjamin C. Wedeman to parents – Miles G. Wedeman and Martha Jean Hall Wedeman. His father was a diplomat and civil servant from Pennsylvania and a devout Quaker. Furthermore, Miles had also served in the Ivory Coast and Syria working for USAID. His mother was a reporter for the Washington Post.
Talking about his childhood, Ben moved to South Korea with his family in 1968. Then during the time of the Cambodian Civil War, his family frequently moved to Bangkok and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
He garnered education form various places – Beirut, Lebanon, Tangier, Morocco, and Windsor, Connecticut. But, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Oriental Languages and Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Afterward, he garnered a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Ben’s height and weighs remain confined. He has grey hair and brown eyes.