Cynthia McFadden

American Television Journalist

Cynthia McFadden

Facts of Cynthia McFadden

Name Cynthia McFadden
Date of Birth May 27, 1956
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Gender Female
Birth Country Lewiston, Maine, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Television Journalist
Net worth $8 Million
Boyfriend James F. Hoge Jr. (1998–)
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Michael John Davies (m. 1989–1996)
Children Spencer Graham McFadden Hoge
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 6 in / 168 cm
Weight ‎154 lb / 70 kg
Body Measurement 37-26-38 in
Father arren Graham McFadden
Mother Arlene Ridley McFadden
Education Columbia Law School
TV Show Nightline


Cynthia McFadden is an award-winning journalist, who introduced herself to the world with her prominent news works that garnered millions of attention. She received acclaim from her coverage on the O. J. Simpson murder trial.

McFadden was born on 27th May 1956 in Lewiston, Maine, United States. She is the foster daughter of Warren Graham McFadden and Arlene Ridley McFadden, who saw her next-door of an orphanage center and decided to bring her under the wings.

Upon high school graduation, McFadden enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1976. She later became an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude after earning a Bachelor in Political Science and Government degree in 1978. Furthermore, she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School in 1984.

Do you know? McFadden is fighting with Crohn’s disease that affects the gastrointestinal from mouth to human anatomy. Not just that, she is spreading awareness to fight back if anyone has this condition through public service announcements. She also practices Transcendental Meditation every day so that it could be a reason to be fit and healthy.

Salary & Net Worth

Cynthia McFadden pursued her journalism career as an executive producer for Fred Friendly’s media and Society seminars in 1984. She later joined Courtroom Television Network as a news anchor and producer in May 1991. She then became a correspondent at ABC News and anchored several news segments, including Nightline, and Primetime from 1994 to 2014.

McFadden has been working as a senior legal and investigative correspondent for NBC News since 2014. So, her annual salary probably listed on the same range of a NBC News correspondent, which is $201,000. Currently, she boasts a total net worth of $8 Million in 2020.

As a senior journalist, McFadden earned several accolades and honors. At first, she received a George Foster Peabody Award in 1985. She is also the recipient of two Cine Golden Eagles Awards and two Silver Gavels Awards. Her other honorable awards include Ohio State Award, Grand Award of the New York Festival, Blue Ribbon of the American Film Festival, and Emmy.

Relationship Status

The 64-year-old, McFadden is living a happy and cherishable relationship with her longtime partner, James F. Hoge, Jr., who is editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs. The couple has been together for more than two decades after meeting for the first time in 1998 and subsequently began dating.

On the same year, the duo became blessed with their first child, Spencer Graham McFadden Hoge in July 1998. They are now just enjoying their precious time at home with their son in the greater New York City area of NY.

Cynthia McFadden and James F. Hoge, Jr
Cynthia McFadden and James F. Hoge, Jr.
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Before meeting James, Cynthia was married to Michael John Davies, who is the current editor-in-chief and publisher of the Hartford Courant. The duo tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on 9th September 1989. However, they filed for divorce after seven years of marriage and concluded their divorce settlement in late-1996. Read more about Vinita Nair‘s biography.


wowOwow contributor, McFadden is fond of loving animals and supports anti-poaching animals campaign as a supporter. She adopted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed, Ernie as her pet.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed, Ernie
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed, Ernie
Image Credit: instagram/cynthiamcfadden

As of now, the current price for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed varies from $1,000 to $3,500. Nevertheless, it can be found at a reasonable price of $2,250 from a local breeder with a superior pedigree.

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