In 2018, Errol Barnett took the world by surprise after he announced that he will be leaving CNN after 8 years of service. During his time with CNN, Barnett took on some challenging roles. His coverage of the Middle Eastern tensions as well as the tense situation in Africa at that time brought him the public limelight and established his career as a journalist. However, Barnett left CNN in December 2018 and has moved on to CBS News where he currently serves as an anchor and the correspondent. Over the years, Barnett has worked with some of the top networks in the news industry including the likes of CNN, Channel One, and CBS News. So, how has all this helped his net worth? Let’s take a detailed overview of Barnett’s career and net worth
Errol’s long battle with depression
Hailing from the UK, Errol Barnett was born on 3rd April 1983 to Pamela and Michael Christie. However, his parents divorced due to irreconcilable differences during Barnett’s young age. Following the divorce, Errol’s mother remarried a US Air Force Sergeant Gary Barnett. At the age of 10, Errol’s family moved to the United States. But soon after moving to the United States, Errol’s sister passed which triggered Errol’s long battle with depression and trauma. Errol’s mother was terribly moved by the loss of her daughter and fell into depression. And just months after his sister’s death, Errol’s stepfather too left the family.
However, Barnett managed to pick himself up and enrolled into the Garden Lakes Elementary School and later joined the University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his degree. Barnett graduated with a degree in political science in 2008 following which Channel One immediately recruited him
Errol Barnett’s net worth is ~$5M in 2020
Barnett began his career in journalism as an anchor and correspondent for Channel One at the age of 18. At that time, Errol Barnett covered some of the major events such as the 9/11 attacks and many more. He was soon hired by CNN as an anchor and correspondent where he traveled to severely affected areas in the Middle East and Africa. And after being with CNN for almost 8 years, Barnett left CNN for CBS News in 2018. Similar to CNN and Channel One, Barnett serves as an anchor, reporter, and the corresponding for CBS News. In addition to that, Barnett is the chief anchor and host of CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News.
As of 2020, Barnett’s estimated net worth is believed to be around $5M which is a result of his long-standing career in journalism which now spans over 16 years. His net worth grew significantly after he was appointed as the anchor and correspondent for CNN in 2008.
Errol Barnett’s salary with CBS
His salary is kept under wraps. However, according to reports, his salary with CBS news is estimated to be between $75,000-$150,000.