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Poppy Harlow Biography – Early Life, Career, Net Worth & Family

Poppy Harlow Biography

Poppy Harlow is a well-known American journalist who has worked for many popular companies such as and CNN. She currently serves as an anchor of the show, CNN This Morning alongside Don Lemon and Kaitlan Collins. She has interviewed many world-renowned personalities such as Warren Buffett, Sundar Pichai, Priscilla Chan, Jay-Z, Mark Zuckerberg, and many more.

Having been introduced to millions through her journalism career has resulted in people showing interest in knowing more about Poppy. So, in this biography, we will take a look at Harlow’s personal and professional life.

Where Is Poppy Harlow From?

The CNN journalist was born Katharine Julia Harlow in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 2nd May 1982. She was raised in her hometown by her parents, James Lee Harlow and Mary Louise Baird. Sadly, Poppy Harlow’s father, who was an attorney, passed away when she was only 15. Inspired by her dad, Harlow wanted to practice law too.

Poppy was enrolled at the private, coeducational educational college preparatory school in Minneapolis, The Blake School. She graduated from school in 2001 and then joined Columbia University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude honors, Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern studies. Despite earning such big honors, Harlow was disappointed about her not being Summa Cum Laude on graduation day.

With law school on her mind, Poppy tried out for the country’s elite programs. But she couldn’t get in and as a consummate perfectionist, Harlow was not happy being wait-listed. Then life took a turn and now she is finding much success as a journalist.

How Did Poppy Harlow Go From Law School To Journalism?

While practicing law was her end goal, Poppy did an internship at MarketWatch after a chance meeting with Larry Kramer. She learned the craft of journalism and loved it and the business news section. But her lifelong goal of becoming a lawyer led her to apply, albeit unsuccessfully, to law schools.

Following the sad news about law school, Harlow spent some time working as a paralegal before landing a job at CBS Newspath. She then decided to stick with journalism and even created and sent a reel to local TV stations.

Soon after, Poppy Harlow was hired by NY1 News to be an on-air reporter for Local Edition. She learned about the field ground up as she had to not only appear on camera but also shoot and edit her footage and run the prompter herself. Then in September 2007, the Minneapolis native was fired by Video Network. There she covered fashion, entertainment as well as business topics.

A year later, Harlow left the company and joined the popular network CNN where she reported for CNN, HLN as well as CNN International. She also served as the anchor for the financial news and information site, Poppy became CNN’s New York-based correspondent in April 2012 and has won numerous awards for her work. She had also served as a co-host for CNN Newsroom since 2009.

Poppy Harlow continued to be involved in CNN Newsroom till 2022 and also filled in on other shows such as Erin Burnett OutFront in the absence of the original host. Throughout the years, she served as a correspondent for Anderson Cooper 360°, At This Hour with Kate Bolduan, The Next List, and a few others. Moreover, from 2017 to 2019 she was a co-anchor on another CNN show, New Day.

Then in September 2022, it was announced that Poppy along with fellow journalists, Kaitlan Collins, and Don Lemon would serve as anchors for the revamped CNN This Morning. It is evident that Harlow’s career has been very successful.

How Rich Is Poppy Harlow?

Having found much success in her career in journalism, it is no surprise that Poppy Harlow’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. As per Celebrity Net Worth, she reportedly earns $2 million per year for her work as a journalist. But with her new role as a co-anchor in CNN This Morning, Harlow’s earnings might also increase in the coming days.

Moreover, Poppy hosts the podcast BossFiles on CNN Audio. There she talks about business and global leaders and interviews CEOs, innovators, and entrepreneurs at various levels. Also, Harlow published a Christmas storybook titled The Biggest Little Boy which can be found in various bookstores. Earning from these ventures has also helped increase the journalist’s fortune.

Who Is Poppy Harlow Married To?

Well, talking about the personal side of her life, the CNN host is happily married and is also a mother of two. Poppy Harlow’s husband is Sinisa Babcic and the pair have been married for over a decade. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sienna Babcic in April 2016 while their second child, Luca Babcic was born in February 2018.

The family of four is enjoying their time together wonderfully. Poppy also shares a few pictures of her children and family on her social media platform. We wish them all the best for their coming days.