Zain Asher

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Zain Asher Ejiofor (born August 27, 1983) is a British financial news reporter at CNN based in New York City. She frequently files reports for CNN International,, CNN and for its weekend business show Your Money. She also has a monthly column in Money. She is the younger sister of British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.[1][2][3][4]

Education and early career[edit]

Asher graduated from Oxford University in 2005 with a degree in French and Spanish. She also graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 2006.

Prior to joining CNN in February 2013, Asher was a full-time reporter for Money, where she wrote personal finance articles.

Asher also was a TV reporter at News 12, reporting from Brooklyn, the Bronx and Connecticut.


  1. ^ Asher, Zain (16 September 2013). "Get an early start on retirement". CNN Money. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Asher-Ejiofor, Zain (1 June 2012). "5 things to know about certified used cars". CNN Money. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Mesure, Susie (27 January 2013). "Chiwetel Ejiofor: 'I find racial concepts fascinating'". London: The Independent. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Anchors and Reporters: Zain Asher". CNN. Retrieved 5 November 2013.