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CNN News Anchor Zain Asher, Her Nigerian Background, Family and Memoir

Zain Ejiofor Asher (born 27 August 1983) to Nigerian parents. She is a British Nigerian news anchor at CNN International, based in New York City.

She currently anchors the network’s primetime global news show, ‘One World with Zain Asher’ airing weekdays at 12pm ET.

Asher grew up in West Norwood, South London. Her mother Obiajulu was a pharmacist working in Brixton and her father Arinze was a doctor. In 1988, her father was died in a car accident during a road trip in Nigeria when she was five years old.

Asher and brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Her older brother, super star actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, was the only passenger in the car and the accident’s sole survivor. She is of Igbo descent; her family are originally from Enugu state, Nigeria.

Asher released her experience in a memoir “Where The Children Take Us” in April, 2022 by Harper Collins.

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