Cristina Alesci Biography
Cristina Alesci is a CNN and CNNMoney correspondent based at the network’s New York bureau who covers breaking news for the network as well as controversies facing major companies and financial fraud.
Her investigative series focuses on food production, public policy issues of the 2016 election cycle and documenting the early struggles of successful leaders.
Cristina Alesci Age
Cristina was born on August 6, 1979, in New York City. She is 39 years old as of 2018. She has one brother. In 2016, she was diagnosed with adult-onset Type 1 diabetes.
Cristina Alesci Husband
Cristina is married to her longtime boyfriend Stephen Diamond, who is a lawyer by profession. The couple dated for a while, got engaged and eventually tied the knot. Details of their marriage were not revealed to the media.
Cristina Alesci Education
In 2008, Alesci graduated from City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism with an M.A. in Journalism with honors.
While at the school, she broke a story that gained national recognition where she uncovered an FBI file on journalist David Halberstam in the mid-1960s. The story was followed by the Associated Press, the Huffington Post, and Politico.
Before getting her masters, Cristina graduated magna cum laude from Pace University in New York City, where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice. In addition, she received a post-baccalaureate certificate in business from Columbia University.
Cristina Alesci CNN
Cristina is a television and digital correspondent for CNN and CNNMoney covering the intersection of money and politics.
Alesci finds and unravels the conflicts of interest, complex connections and ethical challenges facing business executives and government officials. She joined CNN fro Bloomberg Television where her coverage of high profile deals made headlines and moved markets.
She was responsible for breaking news on some of the biggest deals of the decade which include; Facebook’s initial public offering, the fight to take Dell private and the buyout of Neiman Marcus.
While still at Bloomberg, she also covered music, sports, and entertainment industries. She also contributed to Business Week and Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
During the 2016 Presidential election, she covered stories that examined potential conflicts of interest faced by both President Trump and Secretary Clinton.
After the elections, she has since reported extensively on the family businesses of both the President and his son-in-law, White House adviser Jared Kushner, and the efforts they have taken to untangle their conflicts while in office.
Alesci’s stories on the continuing ties between senior members of the administration and their financial interests are regularly featured on The Lead with Jake Tapper’s Conflicts of Interest Watch.
Cristina’s background covering Wall Street and corporate America led her to break the news that shed light on the inner workings of the administration, including the formation of outside business councils that helped burnish the “CEO White House.”
She also covers the companies and business leaders that influence the everyday lives of millions of American consumers. Alesci has interviewed many of America’s biggest CEOs, over the course of her reporting. These include; Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, and J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler.
Alesci explored the factors that contributed to America’s upward mobility during the second half of the 20th Century in her five-part series, American Dream. This was as the subject of income inequality regained national attention during the election cycle.
In a series of one-on-one interviews, Christina Alesci documented the lives of extraordinary Americans like Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, hip-hop legend Russell Simmons and Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, who overcame poverty and other adversities to achieve tremendous success and change the world.
Cristina Alesci has also brought her brand of investigative reporting to the U.S. industrial food complex; with a recently released documentary-style series, “Raw Ingredients—The unprocessed story of where your food really comes from.”
Cristina Alesci Net Worth
Cristina’s net worth is still under review. However, considering that earns over $200 thousand dollars annually, it is possible her net worth is in millions.
Cristina Alesci Height
Cristina stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and her body measurements are 35-24-35 inches.