Dr. Jennifer Ashton was born on April 23, 1969, and from California, U.S. She is a physician, author, and television correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning, America.
On March 6, she appeared on ABC 20/20 for its episode on the coronavirus “Outbreak: What You Need to Know.” The show also features Engel talking to doctors and researchers as well as touring a Singaporean lab studying bats to find a coronavirus cure.
She is a Board-certified Ob-Gyn, author and TV medical correspondent, breaks the barrier between doctor and patient. In 2008, she opened her private medical practice, Hygeia Gynecology, in Englewood, New Jersey.
Where Hygeia Gynecology is aptly named after Hygeia the Greek goddess of health, healing, and cleanliness. In October 2017, ABC announced Dr. Ashton as the Chief Medical Correspondent & Health Editor, making her only the third person at the network to ever hold this title.
Earlier, Dr. Ashton was named Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for ABC News in 2015 and has been Senior Medical Contributor since 2012. Additionally, she is chief health and medical editor and chief medical correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America, chief women’s health correspondent for The Dr. Oz Show, and a columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Dr. Ashton has authored numerous magazine articles and contributed to a health blog for The Record of Bergen, New Jersey. Apart from this she also has written three books: The Body Scoop for Girls (2009), Your Body Beautiful (2012), and Eat This When You’re Expecting, Not That (2016).
In 2013, she was named co-host of the nationally- syndicated, Emmy Award-winning daytime medical show, The Doctors. Ashton has received several awards for her work which includes: Woman of Achievement by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (2007) and Hope for The Future Award from The Octoberwoman Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness (2008).
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How old is Dr. Jennifer Ashton? She was born on April 23, 1969, and from California, U.S and she is 51 years old as of 2020. She is the daughter of Oscar Garfein (Father) and Dorothy Garfein (Mother).
Ashton has a brother named Evan Garfein, is chief of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery at Montefiore Hospital in New York City. Talking about her education she attended Horace Mann School in Riverdale and graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University, with a bachelor’s degree in art history.
In 2016, she received her master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University.
Jennifer Ashton has a tragic recent history, she and her ex-husband, Robert Ashton, were divorced when their children, Alex and Chloe, were teenagers. On February 11, 2017, he committed suicide by jumping from the George Washington bridge.
Following the highly publicized suicide of Kate Spade, Jennifer Ashton decided to open up about the suicide of her Husband and even wrote a book, “Life After Suicide.”
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Estimated Net Worth of her is $9 Million USD as of 2020. She stands 5 feet 5 inch tall and weighs around 62KG.
Full Name: Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Nick Name: Ashton
DOB: April 23, 1969
Born: California, U.S
Famous for: Physician, Author, and Television Correspondent
Age: 51 Years Old
College: Columbia College, Columbia University
School: Horace Mann School
Qualification: Master’s Degree in Nutrition
Height: 5 feet 5 Inch Tall
Weight: 62 KG
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair color: Blonde
Marital Status: Widow
Favorites and hobbies
Favorite Actor: Tom Cruise
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Destination: Miami
Favorite Food: Italian
Father: Oscar Garfein
Mother: Dorothy Garfein
Brother: Evan Garfein
Relationships, Affairs, Dating, Husband
Dating history: NA
Husband: Robert Ashton (Dead)
Net worth: $9 Million USD
Social Media Accounts
Twitter Account: Yes
Facebook Account: Yes
Instagram Account: Yes