Chanel Rion OANN Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

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Chanel Rion and her husband Sykes

Chanel Rion Biography

This is what you need to know about Chanel Rion born Chanel Ryan, an American journalist, and political caricaturist. Currently, Rion is serving as the White House correspondent for One America News Network. Her journalism and cartoons frequently promote political conspiracy theories and pro-Donald Trump narratives.

Chanel Rion Age

Rion was born on 28 April 1990. She is 32 years old as of 2022.

Chanel Rion Height

  • Not Known.

Chanel Rion Parents

Rion’s father is Dann O. Ryan. Rion’s mother is South Korean. Rion has two siblings, Baron and Channing. As a child, she lived in Texas, France, Missouri, and South Korea.

Chanel Rion Husband

Rion is in a relationship with Sykes whom she met at a CIA recruitment event held at Harvard University.

Chanel Rion Children

Rion has no children.

Chanel Rion Salary

Rion might be receiving an annual salary that ranges between $39K – $42K. This is according to OANN anchors/reporters’ salaries.

Chanel Rion Net Worth

Rion has an approximated net worth of between $10k -$100K U.S dollars.

Chanel Rion Education

Rion was homeschooled. She studied international relations at Harvard University.

Chanel Rion Career

Rion creates political cartoons under the label “The Left Edge.” The illustrations often support political conspiracies, including Pizzagate and that Hillary Clinton killed Seth Rich. Her work also criticizes public figures, including Harry Reid and James Comey.

Rion became the White House correspondent for One America News Network (OAN) in May 2019. In October 2019, she reported that ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page had an affair.

Her article lacked sourcing and was eventually discredited. In December 2019, Rion presented “Revealed: Ukrainian witnesses destroy Schiff’s case exclusive with Rudy Giuliani.”

The two-part series, presented on OAN, featured Rion interviewing Rudy Giuliani and various Ukrainian supports of Giuliani, all of who support various conspiracy theories related to the Trump–Ukraine scandal.

Chanel Rion on COVID-19

Rion Exposed China’s Coronavirus: The Fears, The Lies, and The Unknown on OAN in March 2020. During the special, Rion called the Coronavirus the “Chinese virus.”

She said that Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic has been “strong” and questioned if the virus came from Wuhan, China, suggesting that there are “clues” that the virus was created in a laboratory in North Carolina.

On March 19, during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing, Rion asked president Donald Trump if he thinks the term “Chinese food is racist because it is food that originated from China.”

Trump responded, “I don’t think that’s racist at all.” Rion followed up suggesting “major left-wing media” have partnered with China to promote “communist party narratives” regarding the Coronavirus

On March 30 during another Task Force press briefing, Rion compared “children who are killed by their mothers through elective abortions each day” to the increasing number of Americans dying from the Coronavirus.

On April 1, 2020, the White House Correspondents’ Association removed OAN and Rion from the White House briefing room press briefings due to violating the Association’s COVID-19 attendance policy.

The policy, set forth by the Association and based on the Center for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines, allows only 14 reporters in the briefing room daily and that all reporters occupy a seat.

Correspondents are rotated to ensure all gain access to the briefing while maintaining safe social distancing guidelines. Rion attended both press briefings on March 31 and April 1, 2020, when OAN was not on the rotation list.

OAN founder Charles Herring stated that Rion was invited to participate in the press briefings outside of the White House Correspondent’s Association rotation list. Rion stated that she was a guest of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.