Anchors & Reporters
Zain Asher

Zain Asher is a business and personal finance correspondent for CNN, where she appears across platforms covering the latest news on money and the economy. Zain comes to CNN from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing, primarily focusing on stocks, mutual funds, consumer tech stories and workplace advice. Prior to joining MONEY, Asher spent two years as a reporter for News 12 covering the local economy, as well as political and cultural issues in Brooklyn, The Bronx and Connecticut. Before joining News 12, Asher served as a contributing reporter for, where she covered business trend and consumer stories.

She was previously based in Mexico, where she reported for the Guadalajara Colony Reporter and freelanced as an associate producer at Red Radio Universidad de Guadalajara, a local radio station covering national and international news. During her time in Europe, Asher worked in Lille, France as a researcher for France 3 and started her journalism career in England as a reporter for SIX TV (The Oxford Channel). She has written articles for The Guardian, The Oxford Student, CNNMoney,com and Born and raised in London, Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on business and financial news. She has lived and worked in Mexico, France and Nigeria and is fluent in French, Spanish and Ibo (her native Nigerian dialect).