• Joan Biskupic

    American Journalist

    Joan Biskupic

  • Facts of Joan Biskupic

    Name Joan Biskupic
    Birth Name Joan Biskupic Croatian
    Date of Birth 1956
    Gender Female
    Birth Country United States
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Profession Journalist
    Net worth $950000
    Salary $82,194
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Clay Lewis
    Children Elizabeth Lewis
    Hair Color Grey
    Eye Color Brown
    Father Vincent J. Biskupic
    Mother Mary Jane


    American journalist, Joan Biskupic is best known for her news coverage on the legal and judicial actions from the Supreme Court for more than two and a half decades. There is such a passion in her soul that defines the real emotion of a journalist to suppress the inside story of every individual.

    Joan was born in 1956 in the USA, to a Catholic family. She is the daughter of the late attorney, Vincent J. Biskupic, and Mary Jane, a homemaker. Furthermore, she hails from Croatian and Irish ethnic background as well as her nationality is American.

    Joan is the oldest out of 8 siblings, including five sisters, Donna, Carol, Sharon, Elaine, Nancy, and three siblings, Steven, Vincent, and James Biskupic. Moreover, one of her younger brothers, Steven practiced law at the Eastern District of Wisconsin while her next brother, Vincent is serving as a judge at the Outagamie Circuit Court.

    Biskupic earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism degree from Marquette University in 1978. She then graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English degree. She is now a Juris Doctorate degree holder from University Law Center since 1993.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Joan Biskupic started her journalism career as a legal affairs reporter for the Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report in 1989. She then became a supreme court correspondent for The Washington Post, USA Today. 

    Biskupic also worked as a legal affairs editor-in-charge for Reuters News, Washington Bureau, and a law professor for Irvin Law School and the University of California. Since 2017, she has been working as a legal analyst and supreme court correspondent for CNN.

    As a longtime legal analyst at CNN, she is earning a good paycheck every year. Similarly, a CNN legal analyst garners an average salary of $82,194 from the lower and higher percentile of $80,183$84,147. So, her annual remuneration probably listed on the same figure. As of 2020, she boasts a net worth of $950,000.

    As a prolific author, Joan wrote many novels, including The Chief, Breaking In, American Original, Sandra Day O’Connor, Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, and The Supreme Court Yearbook. Henceforth, she grasps a fruitful fortune from her published works that might be fulfilling her bank balance to the fullest.

    On the other hand, Joan earned many honors and accolades throughout her journalism career. She is the recipient of the Everett McKinley Dirksen and National Press Foundation Award since 1991. Last time, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her news coverage on Echo Chamber in 2015. Her other honorary awards are Hillman Prize, Goldsmith Prize, etc. Also, read about Ashley Codianni‘s biography.

    Relationship Status

    The 64-year-old journalist, Joan is living a blissful conjugal relationship with her husband, Clay Lewis. The pair walked down the aisle under a chuppah while inviting their dearest ones in a low-key ceremony.

    Following the couple’s marriage, they found a bundle of joy after welcoming a baby child, Elizabeth Lewis, who is following her parent’s footsteps. Henceforth, the Biskupic-Lewish family currently resides in Northwest Washington, D.C.

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