Christine Romans is leaving, concluding her run as the host of Early Start after 24 years with CNN. Romans has served as the show’s anchor since 2014. The newscast, whose length has fluctuated, presently airs for one hour each morning at five. Romans announced her decision Friday morning, in addition to an on-air sendoff on CNN This Morning.

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“It’s impossible to sum up 24 wonderful and transformative years at CNN, but here it goes: five elections, a dotcom boom and bust, 9/11, a housing bubble and financial crisis, and a global pandemic. Oh… and a wedding, 3 baby boys, 3 books and 10 years of 3 am wake-up calls!” Romans told the media. “I’ve climbed the mountain and it’s time for me to climb a new one, but I’m forever grateful to have worked alongside some of the most talented journalists in the business.”

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Romans was born on January 31, 1971, and is currently 52 years of age.

Net worth

According to some sources, her net worth is over $4 million.


Romans was a reporter and anchor for Reuters Television in addition to working for a number of newspapers in the Midwest. She started reporting for CNN in 1999, doing so from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

She was a reporter and fill-in anchor on Lou Dobbs Tonight as well as one of the anchors of CNN’s On the Money. She also served as the host of Street Sweep on the now-defunct CNNfn. Midway through the 2010s, Romans published her book Smart Is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials.

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She is married to Reuters journalist Ed Tobin and they have three kids together. Christine met Ed Tobin when she started working for the Reuters News Agency. They got engaged two years after they started dating. Only their closest friends and family members attended their wedding in 1999.