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Janai Norman Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Janai Norman
Place Of Birth
Durban , South Africa
33 years old
Birth Date
January 5 1990

Janai Norman Facts

Child Star?
Journalist, News Reporter, TV show Anchor
Education & Qualifications
University of Missouri
Net Worth
Current Partner
Eli Norman

About Janai Norman 

Janai Norman is an American journalist who has been working for ABC News as a correspondent since 2016.

Her success as a journalist is evidence of her hard work, professionalism, and dedication. She has built a reputation and is one of the famous names for the viewers of ABC News in the United States of America.

Though she hails from Durban, South Africa, Janai Norman moved to New York, where she made an influential career as an American journalist. She is a psychology and mass communication graduate from the University of Missouri- Columbia, and for her internship, she joined ABC news. She was fascinated by the work ethics there and decided to pursue a career in media. After her internship, Janai collaborated with major news networks like ABC 17 and FOX.

A few years later, she joined ABC News as their news correspondent, news anchor, and reporter. She was then promoted, and currently, she serves as the co-anchor of two shows: 'World News Now' and 'America This Morning'. In addition, Janai Norman also works as a POP news anchor for the 'Good Morning America' show that's aired on weekends. Besides, Janai Norman started the #Freethecurls campaign that helped many women wear natural curls to their workplaces. Please stick with us and learn more about her career and life.

Janai Norman Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Janai Norman's net worth?

Janai Norman has amassed an estimated net worth of $1 million from her primary career as a news correspondent on ABC Television Network, co-host of World News One, and a POP News anchor on the weekend edition of 'Good Morning America'.

How much does Janai Norman earn per year?

Janai Norman earns over $100,000 annually from ABC Television Network.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Janai Norman?

Janai Norman stands 5 ft 6 in (167.6 cm) tall.

How old is Janai Norman?

Janai Norman celebrated her 32nd birthday on January 5, 2022.

Childhood And Education

Janai Norman was born on January 5, 1990, in Durban, South Africa, but was raised in the United States. Norman likes to keep her personal life concealed; hence no information is available regarding her parents, siblings, and which high school she attended.

However, it is known that Janai Norman holds dual nationality: South African by birth and American by registration and belongs to African American ethnicity. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia based in Columbia, Missouri, in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in psychology and mass communication. She became inclined to journalism during her college days, and hence she is very affluent in public speaking and face-to-face conversations, adding to her skills to give a good interview.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Janai Norman's partner?

Janai Norman married Eli Norman in May 2018 in Bougainville, Barbados, Caribbean, and the couple has a son named Blake. Janai and Eli also welcomed a baby girl (name not known) in April 2020. Unlike Janai Norman, who graces the ABC News Bulletin, Eli Norman is a media-shy person and maintains a low profile away from the limelight. Janai and her small family currently reside in New York City, NY, USA.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Janai Norman is a dynamic and accomplished journalist, best known as the news correspondent, reporter, and anchor for ABC News, World News Now, and America This Morning.

After her graduation, Janai Norman joined ABC News as an intern in 2011 with News One in NY. Here, she got a chance to witness all the famous reporters, correspondents, and news anchors. Janai was fascinated by their work ethics and professionalism and aspired to become a professional media personality. And to fulfill her dream, she began her exemplary career in August 2011 as an anchor and reporter at ABC 17. She served there for two years and showcased all her skills in that network. In 2013, she moved to FOX 23, which gave her great exposure. However, her stint on FOX was for a limited time.

Later, Janai moved to an ABC-affiliated television station, WFTV-Channel 9, licensed to Orlando, Florida, in 2014 and worked for three and half years as a general assignment reporter and a fill-in anchor. Here, she covered many stories, including the Pulse nightclub shooting and the Moore tornado.

In 2016, she rejoined as a news correspondent and multi-platform reporter on ABC News and is still a part of the organization to date. She has covered the Trump administration and Capitol Hill and many breaking news stories in Washington, DC, for local ABC associates.

After a few years, Janai was promoted as a co-anchor of the ABC News program' World News Now' and 'America This Morning,' which she co-hosts with another American journalist Kendis Gibson. Besides, Kendis Gibson's works can be seen in other ABC News programs such as 'World News Tonight with David Muir', Nightline, 20/20, and ABC News Digital.

It was mostly seen that the news directors did not allow the black anchors and reporters to wear their naturally curly hair on air. And Janai would always straighten her hair during the start of her career as it was the standard set by the industry for decades. So, Janai Norman voiced out for the #FreetheCurls campaign that allows women to rock in their naturally curly hair on-air. Interestingly, her shout-out led to the passing of a new bill in April 2019 by the California senate which prohibits racial discrimination against women with natural hairstyles.

In addition, Janai Norman works as a co-host for the 'Good Morning America' (GMA) show which airs on weekends. She co-hosts this show with Eva Pilgrim, Rob Marciano, and Whit Johnson. The 'GMA' is a popular talk show that debuted on ABC News back in 1975. It mostly delivers the latest morning headlines and reports set in Times Square, breaking news, in-depth reports, and interviews with newsmakers.

Also, Janai recently spoke about her mental health journey during the 'GMA' round table conversation titled, 'Breaking the Mental Health Stigma for Black Woman'. Here, she opened up about her struggle with depression.

Janai Norman's Hobbies And Interests

The co-host of World News One is an avid pet lover and has a golden color poodle named Nala. Besides, she is quite active on social media and is among the most loved ABC News reporter. She has amassed huge followers on her accounts, and recently she uploaded pictures of her trip to Disneyland with her husband and two kids on all her social media accounts.

Other Interesting Janai Norman Facts And Trivia

  • Janai Norman's #Freethecurls inspired, liberated, and empowered many black women to wear natural curly hair to their workplace.
  • Janai Norman was appointed on November 20, 2018, as the co-anchor of 'Good Morning America', and she joined the show four days later, on November 24, 2018, and is still hosting the show.
  • In 2021, Janai Norman became the host of a new show titled 'Oh Baby,' which aired on ABC News.

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