Early life, family, educational background
American journalist and CNN host Carl Azuz was born on 14 August 1989, making him a Leo. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in the same area where he was born. He has not made his parents’ names or occupations public knowledge, nor has he shared whether or not he has siblings.
It’s unknown which primary and high schools he attended, but Carl graduated at the top of his class from the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Arts Production in 2010 after four years of studying.
He is best known for being a news anchor, television personality, and journalist on CNN10 and CNN Student News.
When Carl was younger, his dream was to become a writer, and not long after graduating from university, CNN hired him as a news writer for CNN International, before he moved up the ranks to become an associate producer for them, and then a page writer for CNN Interactive. Carl realized that his true passion was in presenting the news, so his position then changed to a CNN 10 anchor. Carl has covered a variety of stories including the most expensive ice-cream sundae and several wars; as he proved his professional value, his topics grew from smaller ones to more news-breaking events.
In 2008, Carl was promoted to an anchor on the CNN Student News – a 10-minute segment on the CNN10 channel. The program targeted school students and included educators detailing national and global news. As a reporter, Carl would interview high school students for the campaign entitled “Fix Our Schools” where they would explore how the education system impacts students, and the typical struggles of students after school hours. For example, one of the episodes investigated how modern technology influences teenagers. On 10 December 2014, he visited the North Atlanta High School for the second time, during which he conducted an exclusive interview with the journalism students. Jack Stenger, their journalism teacher and Carl’s former colleague on CNN Student News had invited Carl to the school. That day was dubbed “Carl Azuz Day.”
Uh oh. Guess who's joining me tomorrow on CNN Student News? pic.twitter.com/mp1IYGfo
— Carl Azuz (@CarlAzuzCNN) October 17, 2012
Part of his responsibilities is as a CNN Newsroom Contributor. There, he researches all kinds of stories, including costs of universities, inflation, and the decrease in gold prices, the cheating scandals involving the Atlanta Public Schools, debit limits in America, and even the US Postal Service’s history. The viewers love Carl’s witty comments, puns, and comedic timing.
Aside from his work on CNN, he also speaks publicly across the US, at such as graduation ceremonies, workshops, national conventions, and charity events. He is also an active community member, supporting many local philanthropic events and organizations. Carl often donates to charitable organizations. In 2015 he traveled to Petoskey, Michigan to give a graduation speech to the students at their high school.
Carl sells merchandise with the products range from clothing items to small items such as keyrings, with prices from as little as $10.
Carl is married to his (now former) long-term girlfriend Kenzie Ann, who often posts photos of herself and Carl, calling him her husband. They appear to have a son, but they both keep their personal lives private, so not much more is known about their marriage or possible growing family. Because of their secrecy, the length of their marriage is unknown. Carl being married to a woman is a good indication that he isn’t gay.
The family resides in Georgia, and have a Border Collie dog as their family pet, of which Carl has posted photos on his social media.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
Carl has been made into several memes; many are insensitive, and have to do with heavy topics Carl has covered on the news. Some people in a cult located in Pittsburgh, refer to him as their lord and savior, believing that he created the world, and so ‘pray’ to him daily; memes dictating Carl as a god only seem to fuel the cult. A man named Diego founded The Cult of Pittsburgh, along with Andres Pina. FOX news reported that Andres hung himself, but that turned out to be false – he’s still alive and apparently dangerous.
He is quite active on social media, and interacts with visitors. On 16 December 2016, he replied to a tweet asking him to grow a beard, as their class (presumably high school) wants him to. Carl replied with a photo of himself with a beard along with the caption, ‘I did that over the summer (but hated it)… Thoughts?’ Carl enjoys posting puns to his Twitter account, which he uses it to promote his shows and segments. On 25 October 2016, he posted a selfie with the caption, ‘Could looking at selfies be bad for you?! In tomorrow’s show, discover what a recent study found out,’ along with the link. On 14 July 2022, he live-streamed on Twitter to answer fans’ questions regarding CNN10.
Strangely, there have been a few fake stories stating that Carl has died. The first claimed that when he was 21 years old, a burglar broke into his home and shot him twice in the head. Another other story detailed that Carl was actually 87 years old, and passed away in hospital after losing his battle with epidermal cancer. They said that due to his cancer, he was trying an aging cream that was still experimental, and that is what helped him look younger. Obviously, both of these stories were false, and Carl is still alive.
- Carl loves basketball; his favorite player is Kyrie Irving.
- His favorite actor is Jason Douglas.
He stands at 6ft 2in (188cm) tall, weighs 180lbs (82kg), with vital statistics of 44-34-38 and biceps of 16cm; Carl has a slim, fit physique. He has dark brown, almost black hair and dark brown eyes, and appears not to have any tattoos or piercings. Carl wears a US size 9 shoe.
Net worth and salary
As of August 2022, Carl’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, with his income averaged at $200,000 annually, which he earns through his jobs as an anchor and journalist, as well as some extra cash from his merchandise.