Rosemary Church Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Rosemary Church|
|Real Name:||Rosemary Church|
|Birth Date:||10 November 1962|
|Birth Place:||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
Rosemary Church is an award-winning British journalist who has served in the industry for over three decades and has gained enormous experience at covering major global events. Currently employed at CNN International, Church can be seen hosting CNN Newsroom in the morning across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and during afternoons across Asia and Australia. Her shows are telecasted Monday through Thursday on CNN International. Let’s get you started on Rosemary Church’s biography and everything there is to know about her life, profession, and achievements.
Rosemary Church’s Early Life
Rosemary Church was born on 10 November 1962 in Belfast, Northern Ireland to British Parents. She was raised in Belfast and also experienced her childhood in Northern Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom. She has lived in England and Australia, and has also worked in those places including regions in Africa and Asia.
Church attended the Australian National University in Canberra and graduated from the institution with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has also completed graduate studies in Media & Law.
Rosemary Church’s Career
Since joining CNN in 1998, the Irish reporter has anchored several major world events and has also interviewed countless newsmakers and analysts. She was on the air at the time when news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke, and it was during one of her shows that news broke of an earthquake — and possible tsunami — in Japan, which led to several hours of live coverage as the disaster unfolded.
Most recently she hosted the network’s coverage of the rescue mission of the twelve boys and their coach trapped under a cave in Thailand and the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, meeting and interviewing student survivors who campaigned for an end to gun violence in the United States. She also reported Europe’s immigration crisis, the fatal chemical attack in Douma, Syria, the Singapore summit between former United States President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and the Fuego Volcano misfortune in Guatemala.
She went on to hold an interview with high-profile Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim instantaneously after he was pardoned and freed from prison by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. She has also interviewed author Bill Browder on the threats he thinks Vladimir Putin poses to the world, and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd around the Trump-Kim summit.
Before making her way to CNN, Church spent half a decade serving as the Senior Anchor with Australia Television (ATV), Australia’s first international satellite news service. She also filled stories for Australia Television and the Foreign Correspondent program of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), when she traveled to Asia.
After her debut in the industry, her journey to professionalism started in 1991 when she got hired at ABC TV as a reporter and anchor and was responsible for the main evening news bulletin in Tasmania state, where she also hosted the summer edition of ‘World at Noon’ program on ABC TV.
Before anything else, Church started her career with the National Media Liaison Service at Parliament House, Canberra, where she spent around five years while also presenting the weekend news bulletin on Channel Ten’s news service. In 1984, she served as a speechwriter and media officer for a Member of Federal Parliament, before moving up the ranks in her profession.
Awards & Achievements
This journalist has won many awards in her career, mostly for her works and contributions. In 2014 Church and her colleagues, Phil Black Nick and Paton Walsh, received the prestigious Golden Nymph award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. They won this award for their reportage of the unrest in Ukraine, which involved a fatal shooting in Kiev’s Independence Square during anti-government protests. The trio also went on to pick up an Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) award under the Best Short News Report category for the same coverage.
Church also contributed to CNN’s Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006 which was received for the network’s reportage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. While at Australia Television, she won the New York Festival’s Television programming award for her 1997 coverage of the Hong Kong Handover to China.
Personal Life & Family
Church is a married woman and a mother of three children. She was born in Belfast but lived in London until she moved with her family to Australia when she was eight years old. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University in Canberra, and also completed graduate studies in media & law at the University of Canberra.
When she is not busy with work schedules, Church likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys traveling through the United Kingdom and spending time in countries in Europe and America.
Rosemary Church Net Worth
As of 2021, Rosemary’s net worth is approximately $8 million, all earned from her career in the journalism industry where she has now spent over 30 years.