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Richard Quest Profile
Richard Quest is a British journalist and non-practicing barrister working as a news anchor for CNN International. Additionally, he is an editor-at-large of CNN Business. He anchors Quest Means Business, the five-times-weekly business program, and fronts the CNN shows Business Traveler, The Express, and Quest’s World of Wonder.
Richard Quest Age
Quest is 61 years old as of 2023, he was born on 9th March 1096 in Liverpool, England. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on the 9th of March every year.
Richard Quest Height
He stands at an Average height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Richard Quest Family
Quest is a native of Liverpool, Lancashire, England, he was born and raised there. He is Jewish. He has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Richard Quest Education
Quest was educated at the state comprehensive Roundhay School in Leeds, followed by Airedale and Wharfedale College and the University of Leeds. Moreover, he earned a Bachelor of Laws in 1983 and was called to the Bar. Additionally, he spent the 1983–1984 academic year in the United States at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was the news director of WRVU.
Richard Quest Gay
Quest happily married his loving partner Chris Pepesterny on 12th October 2020 in London. The two got engaged in May 2019, after his lover agreed to the journalist’s marriage proposal. In March, they were forced to postpone their wedding but promised to tie the knot before the end of the year.
Richard Quest Arrested
In 2008, Quest was arrested in New York City’s Central Park “with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot.” Quest admitted to having crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. On 26 June 2014, Quest described his experience as a closeted gay man on his CNN television program Quest Means Business. Quest tested positive for COVID-19 in April 2020, later saying it had developed into long COVID.
Richard Quest BBC
Quest became a trainee journalist at the BBC in 1985, joining its financial section in 1987, and moving to New York City in 1989 to become the BBC’s North American business correspondent. Quest later worked for the BBC from the United States as part of its then-fledgling BBC News 24 channel.
He was the business correspondent reporting on, and discussing the world stock market in a regular segment entitled World Business Report usually aired between 2:00 am and 3:00 am (GMT), a program that he presented alongside Paddy O’Connell. He was also an occasional presenter on the BBC’s early-morning Business Breakfast program.
Richard Quest CNN
Quest joined CNN in 2001 for the launch of Business International. Since this time Quest has covered a variety of different events for CNN, amongst others an analysis of the U.S. elections as American Quest and the start of the circulation of euro banknotes and coins on 1 January 2002, and the last official commercial flight of Concorde.
He has also headed up CNN’s coverage of several events involving the British Royal Family. Furthermore, in 2006, Quest turned down an opportunity to join Al Jazeera English news channel, the English language version of Al-Jazeera, “because being gay and Jewish might not be suitable”. Additionally, on 9 April 2015, Quest was announced as the host of the ABC game show 500 Questions.
Dan Harris replaced him for the show’s second season. Moreover, on 8 June 2015, Quest appeared as a contestant on The CNN Quiz Show: The Seventies Edition memorable produced by Eimear Crombie, along with his partner Brooke Baldwin playing for Standup for Kids. Quest is also an Aviation Correspondent for CNN, extensively covering the story of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on 8 March 2014. Quest later wrote the book, The Vanishing of Flight MH370: The True Story of the Hunt for the Missing Malaysian Plane, published by Penguin Random House on 8 March 2016.
Richard Quest Net Worth
Quest has an estimated annual Net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as an Anchor and Correspondent, CNN Business editor-at-large.
Richard Quest Social Media Platforms
Quest is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 515k followers on Twitter, 39.9k followers on Instagram, and 1.1k followers on Facebook.