Jean Chatzky is an award-winning personal finance American journalist currently serving as the financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show. She is also the CEO and co-founder of HerMoney, a multimedia company. Not only that, she is a best-selling author who dedicated most of her professional life to helping people comprehend money issues and promoting financial literacy.

Chatzky Age and Height: Early Life

Jean Chatzky was born on September 7, 1964, in Michigan, US. The 57 years old journalist was raised in Wisconsin, Indiana and West Virginia. Her full name is Jean Sherman Chatzky. She holds an American nationality. She might have a height of 5 feet 4 inches as it is the average height of an American female.

Chatzky grew up alongside her two brothers. Charles Sherman and Elaine Sherman are the parents of Chatzky. In addition, her dad, Charles, was a college professor while her mom, Elaine, ran a school library. Jean attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

Jean with her mother, Elaine
Jean with her mother, Elaine
Source: Instagram @jeanchatzky

Career Overview

In 1986, Chatzky began her professional career by serving in Working Woman. Initially, she worked as an editorial assistant and was later promoted to assistant editor. But she left journalism in 1989 to join the equity research department of Dean Witter Reynolds. And after two years, Chatzky came back to the same field as a reporter or researcher at Forbes.

The journalist joined Hearst in 1992 to work on a project Smart Money. Throughout her career, Jean got involved in multiple jobs. She has appeared on OprahLive With Regis and KellyThe View and many other programs. In 2018, she launched HerMoney, which was inspired by her weekly podcast, HerMoney, with Jean Chatzky.

Currently, Jean is the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show. Not to mention, journalists like Michael Barnicle and Janet Shamlian have also worked on NBC. Apart from that, she has an amazing history as an author. Her book AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, published in 2017, became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Married Twice: Mother Of Two Children

Currently, Jean Chatzky is in a marital relationship with Eliot Kaplan, a magazine executive. On May 3, 2009, the couple tied the knot in Irvington, New York. They began their romance around the mid-2000s. In addition, Kaplan is the editorial director at the Hearst Corporation in New York.

On the other hand, Chatzky previously wedded Peter Chatzky. Their marriage dates are missing from the web. But, surely, the former duo was together for quite some time as they welcomed two children. Their son, Jacob, was born in 1995 and their daughter Julia in 1998. 

Net Worth & Earnings

Chatzky has been working professionally as a journalist for a long time. Throughout her long-term work, she has amassed a huge sum of money. Reportedly, Jean Chatzky’s net worth is over $1 million. Currently, she is associated with NBC and NBC’s Journalist has a salary of $63,048 per year. Also, Chatzky has worked in various organizations, which have helped her earn more profit.

Apart from that, she is the CEO of a multimedia company, and the CEO in the United States has a salary of $148,598. Formerly, Chatzky has served as a Columnists and salary for the respective position ranges from $10,040 to $251,800, with a median salary of $45,925. Additionally, Jean has a strong presence on Instagram and the predicted earning from a post is $75.75 – $126.25.