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Ashleigh Banfield

Biography

Canadian-born broadcast journalist who hosted the morning hours CNN Newsroom program and anchored Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. Previously in her profession, she was a bunch of MSNBC Investigates along with a manufacturer of World Information Tonight (ABC). She began her television profession in a Kenora, Ontario place known as CJBN-TV. She hosted Early Begin and proved helpful as an anchor for CourtTV. Her relationship to Howard Gould created two kids: Jay and Ridley. She and Don Lemon both proved helpful as CNN Newsroom presenters.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ashleigh Banfield
Date Of Birth December 29, 1967
Place Of Birth Winnipeg, Canada
Height 1.78 m
Profession Journalist
Education University of British Columbia, Queen's University
Nationality Canadian, American
Spouse Howard Gould
Children Jay Fischer Gould, Ridley Banfield Gould
Parents John Alexander Banfield, Suzanne Elizabeth Holland
TV Shows Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, Disorder in the Court, American Morning, CNN Newsroom, MSNBC Live, Primetime Justice With Ashleigh Banfield, Open Court
Star Sign Capricorn

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1 ABC News correspondent [2011].
2 Has a brother who is working in Alaska.
3 Children with husband Gould: Jay Fischer Gould (born October 22, 2005 at 6lbs, 4oz) and Ridley Banfield Gould (born May 21, 2007 at 7 lbs, 8 oz.).
4 She covered stories on the front lines in Afghanistan when the war on terrorism had just begun, this would have been when the Taliban was still in power.
5 She once sang in a rock band.
6 She has a bachelor's degree in Political Studies and French from Queens University in Ontario.
7 She has her own style of eye glasses, which were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
8 Suffered minor injuries in the aftermath of the World Trade Center collapse.
9 Did not adopt her trademark eyeglasses look until she moved to the US.
10 An accomplished singer, who often performed in Calgary prior to her move to the US.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House of Cards 2014 TV Series Ashleigh Banfield
Rise of the Damned 2011 Ashleigh Banfield
Breaking Bad 2010 TV Series Anchor #1

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wendy Williams Show 2017 TV Series Herself
Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield 2016 TV Series Herself - Host
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield 2013-2016 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself - Hostess
The Person Who Changed My Life 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - CNN Anchor
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Anderson Cooper 360° 2013 TV Series Herself
Erin Burnett OutFront 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Host / Herself
Early Start 2012 TV Series Herself - Co-Anchor / Herself - Host
20/20 on ID 2012 TV Series Herself - Correspondent
The Joy Behar Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
ABC News Nightline 2011 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2011 TV Series Herself - Law and Justice Correspondent
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 2010-2011 TV Series documentary
Disorder in the Court 10 2009 TV Movie Herself - Host
Lisa Bloom: Open Court 2009 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest Expert
Disorder in the Court 9 2009 TV Movie Herself - Host
Banfield & Ford: Courtside 2009 TV Series Herself
Disorder in the Court 8 2009 TV Movie Herself - Host
Disorder in the Court: Best of 2008 2009 TV Movie Herself - Host
Disorder in the Court 6 2008 TV Movie Herself - Host
Disorder in the Court 5 2008 TV Movie Herself - Host
Hollywood Heat 2006-2008 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself
Disorder in the Court 4 2008 TV Movie Herself - Host
Disorder in the Court 3 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Disorder in the Court 2: 20 More Outrageous Courtroom Moments 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Boulevard of Broken Dreams 2007 TV Series documentary Herself - Court TV
Disorder in the Court: The 20 Most Outrageous Courtroom Moments 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
This Revolution 2005 Herself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 TV Series Herself
Jeopardy! 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest Contestant
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2002 TV Series Herself
MSNBC Investigates 2001 TV Series documentary Correspondent
MSNBC Reports: A Doctor's Tale 2001 TV Movie Herself - Reporter
Ashleigh Banfield: On Location 2001 TV Series Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Herself
Homepage 2000 TV Series
MSNBC Live 1996 TV Series Anchor (1999-2003)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Phil 2016 TV Series Herself
Media Buzz 2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - CNN Anchor

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TitleSalary
MSNBC Live (1996) $200,000 /year


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