Where is Poppy Harlow from CNN News today? Salary, Spouse

Known for movies

Brief information

Net value $3 million
Date of Birth May 2, 1982
Spouse Sinisa Babcic

Who is Poppy Harlow?

Katherine Julia ‘Poppy’ Harlow was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, on May 2, 1982 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds US citizenship. She’s a journalistprobably best known for the work she did for the multinational pay-TV channel CNN.

Early life and education

Poppy was raised in Minneapolis alongside her younger brother, by their mother Mary Louise Baird who is a homemaker, and their father James Lee Harlow who was a lawyer and who died in 1997. Poppy’s brother holds a a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.

Poppy initially wanted become a lawyeradmiring his father and wanting to follow in his footsteps.

She studied at the private preparatory school The Black School and became interested in a few activities during her four years there, including performing with the school’s drama club and contributing to the school newspaper. It was during this time that she realized that journalism was her calling and not the law.

After graduating in 2000, Poppy enrolled at Columbia University, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Political and Middle Eastern Studies in 2004.

Journalist career

Poppy began her internship at CBS while still in college, and after graduation she was hired to work as a production assistant for CBS MarketWatch and CBS Newspath.

She spent the next two years reporting and hosting NY1’s “News Local Edition” show, primarily covering New Jersey and Staten Island, focusing on political, cultural and economic events.

It was in the second half of the 2000s that Poppy joined the Forbes.com video network and began covering various events for them including business, entertainment and fashion.

Poppy was hired by CNN in 2008, and initially anchored their financial news show “CNNMoney.com”, while doing simultaneous reporting for HLN, CNN International and CNN. She became CNN New York State Correspondent in April 2012 and, for her reporting skills, received both a SABEW Best in Business Award and a Gracie Award for Best Investigative Program or Feature in line.

Today, she occasionally fills in for British journalist Richard Austin Quest on CNN International.

Poppy passed out on December 28, 2015 while on live and fell under her anchor desk. She quickly reappeared and said she was feeling a little warm, as she later tweeted from a hospital and revealed she and her baby were fine.

Since February 6, 2017, Poppy has co-hosted “CNN Newsroom” with Jim Sciutto; she was hired after former anchor Carol Costello moved to HLN.


In 2013, two high school football players from Steubenville, Ohio were convicted for the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Poppy reported on the sentencing and seemed to sympathize with the boys, saying “incredibly difficult, even for an outsider like me, to watch what happened when these two young men who had such bright futures, players star footballers, very good students, literally watched as they thought their lives were falling apart…’

Her comment received widespread criticism and a petition was started asking CNN to apologize for Poppy’s words, garnering over 250,000 signatures in just two days.

Presence on social networks

Poppy is very active on Instagram and is now followed by more than 60,000 people, while she has uploaded more than 1,000 photos, most of which were taken during her daily life.

She has revealed a lot about herself in these pictures, as it seems she now spends the majority of her free time raising her two children.

Poppy launched her Twitter account in August 2009, and it is now followed by nearly 200,000 people, while she has tweeted nearly 10,000 times, mostly to share news with her fans.

Poppy also has a Facebook page, which now has nearly 250,000 followers, while she tends to update it at least once a week.

She does not have her own TikTok account, but many videos featuring her have been uploaded to the network, and they have been viewed over 500,000 times.

Love life and spouse

Poppy prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but still allowed her fans a glimpse into it. She was married to American businessman Sinisa Babcic since 2012; he is now a partner and wealth management consultant at Ernst & Young. In April 2016, Poppy gave birth to daughter Sienna Babcic, and son Luca James followed in February 2018.

She hasn’t spoken of other men she may have been with but there are rumors circulating on the internet claiming that Poppy was once engaged to her college sweetheart, however, that doesn’t has not been confirmed.

Since March 2022, Poppy has been married to Sinisa Babcic and they have two children together.

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Hobbies and other interests

Poppy loves to travel and her career has taken her to almost every US state, while she has also visited various European and Asian countries for both work and pleasure. her dream destination is Paris, France.

She enjoys reading fashion magazines, such as “Elle” and “Vogue”, and is a bit of a shopaholic as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.

Poppy loves dogs, and her and her husband’s pet dog can be seen in some of her Instagram photos.

Her favorite season is winter, mainly because she loves snow, but also because her children are fascinated by it.

Poppy enjoys watching movies with her husband late at night – her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, the late Robin Williams and Natalie Portman, while a few of her favorite movies include the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, ‘Patch Adams’ and “Good Morning Vietnam”.

Age, height and net worth

Poppy’s age is 39. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and she weighs around 120 pounds (55 kg).

Since March 2022, Poppy’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million.

General informations

Full name Poppy Harlow
Net value $3 million
Date of Birth May 2, 1982
Job Journalist
Education Colombia University
Nationality American


Spouse Sinisa Babcic
Children Siena Babcic
Parents James Lee Harlow, Mary Louise Baird


Applications News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regular Scheduled Newscast
TV shows CNN Newsroom, Hunger Games: Feeding America’s Most Vulnerable Children

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CNN Newsroom 2011-2017 TV series Herself – Co-Host / Herself – Host / Herself – Hostess / …
New day 2017 TV series Herself – Co-presenter
Erin Burnett Before 2012-2017 TV series Herself / Herself – Host
champions of change 2017 TV movie Se
At this hour 2017 TV series Herself – Correspondent
The person who changed my life 2016 TV movie documentary Se
Anderson Cooper 360° 2013-2014 TV series Herself – Correspondent / Herself
The following list 2012 TV series Herself – Guest Correspondent
Early start 2012 TV series Herself – Reporter
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards 2011 TV special Se

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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