Lucy Kafanov Biography and Wiki
Lucy Kafanov is a Russian-American news journalist currently working as the National Correspondent for CNN based in the Denver bureau. Before joining CNN in 2019, Lucy worked abroad as a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in the UK.
Kafanov was the first American journalist to pass through the newly formed Russia’s Arctic Military Brigade. She reported from conflict zones across the globe, including Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Myanmar, Lebanon, Russia among more.
Lucy Kafanov Age
She was born on August 8, 1982, in Moscow, Russia. Lucy is 38 years old. She celebrates her birthday on 8th August every year.
Lucy Kafanov Height
Kafanov stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.7m) tall. She has a long face and a beautiful nose ring adding up to her beauty. Her hair color is dark brown as well as her eyes.
Lucy Kafanov Education
Kafanov graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University.
Lucy Kafanov Parents and Family
Kafanov was born and partly raised by her parents in Moscow, Russia. She is the only child of her father, Eteri Lobzhanidze, and her mother, Vasily Alexeyevich Kafanov. Vasily is an illustrator and painter whose first exhibition was produced in 1990, in New York. In 2000, Vasily collaborated with The Smashing Pumpkins to produce their cover release of “Machina”. At the age of eight, her parents moved migrated to the United States and settled in New York.
Lucy Kafanov Nationality and Ethnicity
Lucy has dual citizenship as Russian-American. She was born in Russia but grew up in the USA. Furthermore, she speaks fluently in Russian.
Lucy Kafanov Husband
Lucy has not yet revealed whether she is married or dating. We assume she is focused on her career as a journalist at the moment. However, we will keep you updated once she reveals her relationship status.
Lucy Kafanov CNN
Kafanov is currently the National Correspondent for CNN based in the Denver bureau. She has covered a wide range of stories at CNN including the COVID 19 pandemic, and ongoing nationwide protest on George Floyd’s death, sparking civil unrest. Similarly, she has reported on devastating climate change and wildfires in the West as well as the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.
For nearly a decade, she has been working abroad as a foreign correspondent in conflict zones across the globe, She has reported to more than 50 countries including Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Myanmar, Lebanon, Russia among more.
Lucy Kafanov NBC Wikipedia
Kafanov began her NBC News career in 2016 as a foreign correspondent based in London, UK. She covers reports for the TODAY show, MSNBC, and Nightly News from around the world. In Europe, she has reported on terrorist activities such as the battle against ISIS from Iraq, and the Korean nuclear crisis from the Korean Peninsula. She became the first American journalist to get to Russia’s newly-formed Arctic Military Brigade in 2017.
Her first assignment took her in search of a missing EgyptAir Flight MS804. She was among the first reporters on the scene in Amatrice after the deadly earthquake nearly wiped out the Italian town in 2016. Since Lucy has reported on major international stories from terrorist attacks in London and Paris, to Brexit and foremost the crisis in Iraq and Syria.
Before joining NBC News, Lucy worked as an independent multimedia reporter and foreign correspondent. She contributed to news pieces from Turkey, the Middle East, and Europe for outlets such as the Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, USA Today, and VICE News.
Kafanov has also investigated the death of Russian soldiers, tracked down families in Russia affected by the Kremlin’s undeclared war. Then, covered the ISIS sweep across Iraq and the rise of Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Yemen.
Lucy Kafanov Awards
Kafanov has received an Award fellowship grant for an in-depth investigative reporting project in Myanmar-focusing on human rights abuses faced by Burma’s minority religious communities. She is nominated for an Emmy Award for on-the-ground coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement in the United States on the death of George Floyd, which sparked civil unrest.
She is highly commended by the International Broadcasting global media excellence award association for covering Pakistan civilian victims of drone strikes in the Tribal zones. Lucy is the recipient of a grant from the IWWP’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women journalists in 2015. She also received the Henry Luce Foundation supported Award from the International Reporting Project (IRP), for religion reporting.
Lucy Kafanov Salary
Working as a correspondent for CNN, Lucy Kafanov earns an annual average salary of $130,000.
Lucy Kafanov Net Worth
Throughout her career as a journalist, she has been able to accumulate good fortune but decides to live a modest life. Lucy has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Who Is Lucy Kafanov?
Kafanov is currently the National Correspondent for CNN based in the Denver bureau. Before joining the station in 2019, she worked abroad as a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in the UK.
How Old Is Lucy Kafanov?
She is 38 years old. Lucy Kafanov was born on August 8, 1982, in Moscow, Russia.
Is Lucy Kafanov Married?
She has not yet revealed whether she is married or not. At the moment, she is focused on her career as a journalist. We will keep you updated once she reveals her relationship status.