Ashleigh Banfield (born December 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian journalist who works for CNN and hosts the 11am hour of CNN Newsroom. Prior to joining CNN, Banfield worked for MSNBC and reported from numerous overseas locations, including the Middle East and Central Asia. She received several Emmy Awards for her body of journalistic work, and criticized media coverage of the Iraq War in April 2003. She also hosted Disorder in the Court, Open Court and Hollywood Heat on Tru TV (formerly CourtTV), where she reported on domestic and pop culture issues. She was also briefly a law and justice correspondent on Good Morning America until October 2011. She also previously hosted CNN's Early Start from January 2, 2012 to July 13, 2012.
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