Cristina Alesci Biography
A native of New York City, Cristina Alesci is a CNN and CNNMoney correspondent based at the network’s New York bureau.
She 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
Alesci was born on August 6, 1979, in New York City. She is 42 years old as of 2022. In 2016, she was diagnosed with adult-onset Type 1 diabetes.
Cristina Alesci Height/ Body Measurements
Cristina stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Her body measurements are 35-24-35 inches.
Cristina Alesci Parents/ Brother
Alesci has not shared any information about her parents. She has one brother. His name is, however, not known.
Cristina Alesci Husband
Alesci is married to Stephen Diamond, who was her longtime boyfriend. Stephen is a lawyer by profession. They dated for a while before they finally got engaged and eventually married.
Cristina Alesci Education
Alesci graduated from City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism with an M.A. in Journalism with honors in 2008.
Prior to getting her master’s, Cristina graduated magna cum laude from Pace University in New York City, where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She also 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 from 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, the 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 Salary / Net Worth
Alesci earns a salary of over $120, 000 annually. She has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.