Mostly Credited As: Ashleigh Banfield
Birth Name: Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield
Date Of Birth: December 29, 1967 (Age 46)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canadian-born info babe who won great acclaim for her coverage of the 9/11 attacks for MSNBC from Ground Zero in New York City. This led to Banfield receiving her own show on MSNBC where she covered issues from all over the globe. Despite the fact that she was a strong journalist as well as very courageous physically, it later became obvious that she was a very biased liberal in her coverage of the Bush Administration's War on Terror. This led to a career decline and she would later be released by the low rent cable network. These days Banfield finds herself co-hosting Banfield and Ford: Courtside, a legal analysis show on TruTV (formerly Court TV). She is the first non-attorney to host a show on that network which stands as a tribute to her journalistic skills if not her personal politics.
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Currently resides in New Canaan, CT with her husband, Howard Gould, and two sons, Jay Fischer Gould and Ridley Banfield Gould.
Worked at a Dallas-Fort Worth TV station before taking a job at MSNBC.
Trademark is her square-rimmed Lafont eyeglasses.
Is a cigar afficionado who enjoys smoking Cuban cigars.
Holds degrees from Queen's University and the University of British Columbia.
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