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Lucy Kafanov Biography

Lucy Kafanov is a Russian-American journalist. She is currently working as a National Correspondent for CNN based in Denver bureau. Prior to joining CNN, she was working as a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in London reporting for Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC.

Lucy Kafanov Age and Birthday

Kafanov was born on 8th August 1982, in Moscow, Russia. She is 39 years as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on 8th August every year.

Lucy Kafanov Height

Kafanov is of average stature. She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (Approximately 1.73meters).

Lucy Kafanov Family

Kafanov parents are Eteri Lobzhanidze (mother) and Vasily Alexeyevich Kafanov (father). Her father is a painter and illustrator. He produced the cover release of ‘Machina’ in 2000 while working with the Smashing Pumpkins. He produced his first exhibition in 1990. Lucy is an only child. She was eight years old when they emigrated to the United States.

Lucy Kafanov photo
Lucy Kafanov photo

Lucy Kafanov Husband

Kafanov has kept her private life a secret, hence making it difficult for the public to ascertain her sexual orientation. However, we will update this information as soon as it’s made available to the public.

Lucy Kafanov Career

Kafanov joined NBC News in 2016. She was their foreign correspondent in London reporting for MSNBC, TODAY News, and Nightly News. The U.S. Navy P-3 Orion took her on board while they were searching for the missing EgyptAir Flight MS804. She also covered the deadly earthquake that almost wiped off the Italian town in 2016, Amatrice.

Kafanov reported on the battle against ISIS in Iraq, Brexit, and the Terrorist attacks in London, Paris. She was the first Russian-American journalist to access the newly formed Russia’s Arctic Military Brigade. Lucy also worked as an independent multimedia reporter and correspondent. She was a freelance journalist in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Russia, and Pakistan.

Kafanov did a detailed investigative report project in Myanmar about human rights abuse facing Burma’s minority religious communities and was recognized by an International Reporting Project fellowship grant. She reported majorly on violence impact and conflict on civilian communities, documenting the refugee crisis.

In addition, Kafanov investigated the deaths of Russian soldiers in Ukraine and tracked families affected in Russia by the Kremlin’s undeclared war. Also, she covered the struggle of Syrian Refugees in Jordan and the rise of Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Yemen.

In September 2019, Lucy joined CNN as the Correspondent in Denver up-to-date.

Lucy Kafanov Salary

Kafanov’s salary is estimated at $100,000 per year.

Lucy Kafanov Net Worth

Kafanov has a net worth estimate of $ 5 million.

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