Sunlen Serfaty Bio: Inside The Life of The CNN Journalist

Sunlen Serfaty is an American actress and CNN anchor who was born on April 6, 1981, and is currently 42 years old. The journalist rose to fame thanks to her many years of experience as a media personality who has worked with various media outfits in the United States including The New York Post and ABC Network.

An Emmy-winning reporter, she has enjoyed a career that has spanned more than a decade and has been given some serious assignments including covering the campaign of Senator Barrack Obama who would go on to become the president of the United States. A wife and mother of two amazing kids, she has recorded successes in various endeavors beyond her career and family life. Here is all to know about her.

Summary of Sunlen Serfaty’s Bio

  • Full name: Sunlen Miller Serfaty’
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: April 6, 1981
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Age: 42 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Husband: Alexis Leigh Serfaty
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Children: Roosevelt Jolie Serfaty and Exton Rhodes Serfaty
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Parents: Denise M. Miller (Mother) and William N. Miller (Father)
  • Siblings: 1 Sister
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Height in Centimetres: 178 centimeters
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Weight: Approximately 57 kg (127 lbs)
  • Body measurements in inches: approx. 34-28-40 inches
  • Body measurements in centimeters: approx. 86 -101- 71 cm
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Net worth: $2 million
  • Famous for: Being an American media personality with CNN
  • Sunlen Serfaty’s Instagram: @SunlenSerfaty
  • Twitter: @SunlenSerfaty

How Old is Sunlen Serfarty?

Sunlen Serfaty is currently 42 years old as she was born on April 6, 1981. She was born Sunlen Miller in Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States into the family of her parents, Denise M. Miller and William N. Miller who were both career people. While her father worked as an independent commercial arbitrator and mediator, her mother worked with Alstom as a marketing communications manager.

Of American nationality and white ethnicity, she had a very steady and lovely childhood with support from her parents. Her family later moved to Midlothian, Virginia, where she was mostly brought up as one of the two children of her parents together with a sister whose name has not been revealed.

She got her earliest education in a local school and following her high school education, she went to George Washington University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs. She majored in communication from the college’s Elliot School of International Affairs. This became very significant in her career as a media personality who would come to work with major media houses in the United States.

More so, thanks to her educational pursuits, she has had the chance not to only work with high-profile organizations such as The Washington Post, ABC News, and CNN, but she has also been saddled with many serious responsibilities including covering the White House.

She Started Her Career With The Washington Post

Following her educational pursuits, Sunlen Miller started her career as a media person in 2003 when she was 22 years old. That was also the year she graduated from college. The start of her career was on a high note as she was hired by The Washington Post as one of its staff.

Her stay there lasted only a year as by September, she was already out. Before then, however, she was tasked with the responsibility of being an associate producer for programs that were designed for TV and radio.

Sunlen Serfaty’s journey as a media person would subsequently lead her to ABC News in 2004. While there, she was a news correspondent who was mostly saddled with covering political events. She also served as an on-air contributor to ABC New Now.

The most significant work that would be thrown at her at ABC News was when she was asked to cover the campaign of Barrack Obama for ABC News. This would become a big milestone for her and it would also go ahead to make her a famous name in the American media space.

For more than a year and six months, she was on the road with the Obama campaign team and after he emerged as the first African-American President of the United States, ABC still found her worthy of covering the White House for the news outlet. This afforded her the chance to continue traveling with Obama, only that this time around, it was mostly on international trips. She also covered the U.S. Senate for ABC News.

Apart from that, she also worked with WJLA, ABC News Affiliate TV Station in Washington D.C. Her work there was mostly during the weekends and she churned out featured stories on different beats assigned to her. She also contributed to the overnight show of the network,  “World News Now.”

She Won An Emmy Awards While With ABC News

The effort that Sunlen Serfaty put in while with ABC News did not go unnoticed. This was what earned her one of the most prestigious awards, the Emmy Awards, which she landed in 2008. The award was given to her for her coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.

The Emmy Award remains the only major recognition that she would get, but it was enough to get her career on a good path.

Sunlen Continued Her Career With CNN 

The talented media personality did not stay with ABC News for long after clinching the Emmys before she left the media outlet. Sunlen Serfaty joined CNN where she remains to date.

With the news network, she currently works as a Washington correspondent who is responsible for many things including national news, breaking news, and Washington politics. Before she joined the general assignment team of CNN in Washington D.C. the role of Serfaty has been as a news contributor who also covered the over 800 affiliates of the network at CNN Newsource at the network’s Washington bureau

With the level of her experience in covering campaigns and elections in the United States, she was saddled with the responsibility of covering the 2016 presidential election. More so, she serves as a congressional correspondent covering Capitol Hill for CNN.

She is recognized for recording many feats with the Cable News Network, but one of the most significant was when she became the first reporter to break the news that politician and the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district, Jim Jordan had the intention of running for House speaker in 2018.

Her career thus far, covers everything including writing, on-air activities as a reporter and anchor, and production. She is said to take home a salary of over $50,000 from the network each year while her net worth is estimated at $2 million, a better part of which was earned from her career as a media personality.

In her years with CNN which has now spanned more than a decade, Sunlen Serfaty appeared in various shows as a correspondent at different times including Erin Burnett OutFront, Early Start, Inside Politics, The Lead with Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and At This Hour with Kate Bolduan among others.

Her Career Has Not Been Tainted By Controversies

For a media personality who has had more than twenty years to her name in the field, and who has worked with different media outlets, Sunlen Serfaty has done well for herself to stay away from controversies.

It is not unusual to find reporters, news anchors, and oftentimes, producers getting into different types of controversies either because of their coverage, lifestyle, or even something they have been involved in, Sunlen has managed to keep a clean slate. She has done this both in her professional life with all the places where she worked, as well as in her personal and family life.

Who is Sunlen Serfaty Married To?

Sunlen is a married woman who tied the knot with Alexis Leigh Serfaty. The pair got married on August 4, 2013. Their wedding vows were exchanged at the Rose Park in Washington and it was officiated by an Episcopal priest, Emily Guthrie. At the time of their wedding, Sunlen was 32 years old while her husband was 33. The ceremony was attended by their close friends and family members.

After their wedding, the couple settled in Washington D.C. and years after they tied the knot, Sullen and Alexie are living happily.

She Met Her Husband 7 Years Before They Got Married

Heading into their marriage, the pair had a wonderful love story. They met for the first time in 2006 when she was 25 years old while Alexis was 26. At the time, Alexis had just returned to the Washington Area and he was attending a political fundraising dinner at Rose Park together with his best friend, while Sunlen was also there with her best friend.

It was here that they sighted each other for the first time, and they had a mutual feeling. They were introduced by their mutual friends after that, and because Sunlen was in a rush, Alexis was only able to get her number, but he did not have much talk with her. Nonetheless, Sunlen was interested in Alexie when she saw him and she made a quick inquiry about him.

The man who would later become her husband did not call her until after five months because he was told after they met, that she was just getting out of a relationship. They dated for a while and then they fell out of touch before reconnecting around 2009 when she was made to cover the White House. Although it was 2 years after their last date, they still managed to reconnect. But again, things did not pick up for them until after 2010 Valentine’s Day when Sunlen e-mailed Alexis if he would be interested in taking her for dinner. He agreed and they went on a date at Rose Park and before long, they were engaged.

Although he is the less popular of the two, Alexis has also done well for himself over the years. Born into his parents, Gail F. Serfaty and Simon H. Serfaty, he is now years old. He attended the College of William and Mary before going to get a master’s degree from the Paris Institute of Political Studies. Sunlen Serfaty’s husband used to with at the Department of Transportation in Washington as an adviser to the secretary. From there, he took a job with the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, where he rose to the ranks of the vice president and chief of staff.

When their second child was born in 2019, it was made known that Sunlen’s husband was working at Access Partnership as a director of global public policy. It is not clear if that is what he still does at the moment.

Sunlen Serfaty’s Kids

Four years after they got married, the CNN correspondent and her husband welcomed two amazing kids. Their first child is a girl named Roosevelt Jolie Serfaty. Christened after the former U.S. President Roosevelt, she was born in May 2017 which means she is now 16 years old.

Apart from the former president, the significance behind the name of their first daughter is the meaning, which stands for “rose field”. This is in honor of their favorite spot and a place that was significant in their relationship, Rose Park, a patch connecting East Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

The second child of Sunlen and her husband is their son, Exton Rhodes Serfaty. Unlike the birth of his sister, the pregnancy and birth of Exton was not announced in an elaborate manner. The kid was born in November 2019, six years after his parents got married which makes him 3 years old. According to Politico, the kid measured 9 lbs, 1 oz, and 21 inches at birth.

For the better part, Sunlen and Alexis Leigh Serfaty have ensured to keep their kids away from unnecessary media publicity. More so, the notoriously private duo have not made much revelations about their kids, hence the school they attend is not known at the moment, but it is believed that they are in elementary school. Even though both Sunlen and her husband are extremely busy people, she made it known that they always try to avail themselves of taking care of their kids.

Where is Sunlen Serfaty Now?

Sunlen Serfaty is currently in Washington D.C. where she works and resides with her husband and kids. The Massachusetts-born and raised mother of two is saddled with the responsibility of covering Washington at large for CNN which is why she is in the U.S. capital.

She has been in Washington since her college days and has continued to live there because of her long-running career since 2003.

While it is known that she is in Washington with her family, she has kept details about her home private.

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