Kate Bolduan Age, Husband, Family, Biography

Kate Bolduan

Full NameKatherine Jean Bolduan
ProfessionBroadcast Journalist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair Colour Blonde
Associated WithCurrent
• CNN (2007-present)

Previous (2005-2007)
• NBC Nightly News
• Dateline NBC
• House & Garden Magazine
• NBC News
DesignationNews Anchor
Famous Shows• CNN News Central
• State of America with Kate Bolduan
• New Day
• At This Hour with Kate Bolduan
• The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 July 1983 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2024)41 Years
BirthplaceGoshen, Indiana, U.S.
Zodiac signLeo
HometownGoshen, Indiana, U.S.
SchoolGoshen High School, Indiana
College/UniversityGeorge Washington University
Educational QualificationBachelor's degree in Journalism (with honors, receiving the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa)
Ethnicity• Hoosier (from her father's side)
• Belgian (from her mother's side)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesTravelling, Reading, Listening to Music, Playing Volleyball
ControversyWrong reporting of Obamacare case
In June 2012, Kate Bolduan wrongly reported that the Supreme Court justices had struck down Obama’s health care overhaul; however, the court had, in fact, upheld the Obamacare overhaul. In a rush to report the case early, Bolduan reportedly relied information from a producer, Bill Mears, on the phone inside the court building. Shannon Bream, a Fox News correspondent, also reported the case wrongly. CNN later issued an apology and said,

"CNN regrets that it didn’t wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate. We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error.” [1]The New York Times
Social MediaInstagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marriage Date30 May 2010
Kate Bolduan's wedding photo
Husband/SpouseMichael Gershenson (a real estate developer)
Kate Bolduan with her husband
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 2
• Cecelia Eve Gershenson (born 25 September 2014)
• Delphine Esther Gershenson (born 22 December 2017)
Kate Bolduan with her daughters
ParentsFather- Dr. Jeffrey Bolduan (a cardiothoracic surgeon)
Kate Bolduan with her father
Mother- Nadine Bolduan (a nurse) (died peacefully of natural causes at home on 18 June 2022)
Kate Bolduan with her mother and daughters
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister(s)- 3
• Jana (Spencer) Bolduan Lomax
• Cortney (Matthew) Carpenter
• Alyssa Bolduan
Money Factor
Salary (as a news anchor at CNN)$200k (Rs. 1.66 crore) a month ($2.4 million (Rs. 20 crore) a year) (as of 2024)
Net Worth (approx.)$3 million (Rs. 25 Crore) (as of 2024)

Kate Bolduan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kate Bolduan

  • Bolduan’s great-great-grandfather, Leon Emile Rousselle, came to the United States from Belgium in February 1912 followed by her great-great-grandmother, Louise Labhaye Rousselle, two months later.
  • Her great-great-grandfather came to the United States aboard the SS Kroonland, a ship that rescued some of the Titanic survivors.
  • Bolduan’s great-great-grandfather and great-great-uncle worked at a glass factory in Belgium.
  • Kate Bolduan once tried her hand at the family business, glass blowing, at the Toledo Museum of Art.
  • Her mother received a nursing degree in 1971 from Mercy Hospital and met medical student Jeffrey Patrick Bolduan (Kate’s father) while working in the cardiac unit.
  • Her parents got married in Toledo on 5 January 1973, and they later moved to Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • After spending some years in Dearborn, Michigan, her parents settled in Goshen, Indiana, in 1981, and Syracuse, Indiana, later became their full-time home.
  • While studying at George Washington University, Kate Bolduan was part of the women’s volleyball team and the student theatre organization.
  • During her studies, she visited Madrid in Spain, where she learned to speak Spanish.
  • After graduating from college, Bolduan’s first job was as a general assignment reporter for WTVD-TV in Durham, North Carolina.
  • She later worked as a production assistant for NBC News and MSNBC in Washington D.C.
  • Before joining CNN in 2007, she worked at House & Garden magazine, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News.
  • After she joined CNN in 2007, her first role was as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource during which she covered many notable events including the 2008 United States presidential election, the Minneapolis Bridge collapse, the O. J. Simpson armed robbery case, and the retiring NASA Space Shuttle fleet.
  • After she misreported the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare in June 2012, it was believed she would lose her job at CNN; however, she was soon made co-anchor with Wolf Blitzer and started co-anchoring the news broadcast The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
  • Bolduan later moved to New York City, where she started anchoring the show New Day, a weekday morning television show on CNN, in June 2013.
  • In 2014, she made a television feature documentary titled Kate Bolduan’s Roots in which she discussed her ancestors’ roots.
  • In January 2015, Kate Bolduan started anchoring CNN’s new morning show, @This Hour, alongside John Berman. The show covered various news stories of the day. In February 2017, she became the sole host of the show after the name of the show was changed to At This Hour. The show was later removed from CNN’s lineup; however, it returned in April 2021.
  • In April 2023, she started hosting CNN News Central, the successor of At This Hour, alongside Berman and Sara Sidner.
  • Ahead of the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign, Bolduan started hosting State of America with Kate Bolduan, a CNN international programme for a global audience.
  • According to Kate, before giving birth to her second child, she was a coffee addict. After giving birth to her second child, she became a decaf coffee person.
  • In an interview, she revealed that she once completely leaked through her shirt on-camera as she forgot her breast pads that day; she had to get off camera quickly.
  • Bolduan is very specific about her hair and makeup; she likes her hair extremely straight.
  • She doesn’t consider herself good at fashion. She says that she has worn a Michael Kors red dress in almost every press photo. Kate says that she does all of her own wardrobe and can go anywhere in a black blazer and T-shirt.
  • In 2012, her mother, Nadine, faced a year in jail time for driving under the influence and crashing into another vehicle, causing head trauma and broken bones to the other driver. In 1994, her mother was charged with reckless homicide after her jet ski struck two little girls, killing a 9-year-old and injuring a 10-year-old.
  • Her both parents are medical professionals.
  • During her University time, she participated in Volleyball & acted in theater. Kate Bolduan Volleyball
  • Kate started her television career as production assistant for MSNBC & NBC News in Washington D.C.
  • Prior to CNN, she has worked at Dateline NBC, NBC News, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and House & Garden Magazine.
  • Along with John Berman, she is the co-anchor of At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan. Kate Bolduan at this hour Berman & Bolduan
  • On 18 August 2016, Kate broke down while sharing the story of a Syrian boy named Omran Daqneesh whose home was devastated by an airstrike in Syria.