John Heilemann Journalist, Illness, Tattoos, Wife, and Podcast

John Heilemann Biography

John Heilemann (Full Name: John Arthur Heilemann) is a popular American journalist, author, actor, and podcaster. He now works as a national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. John is also the host of Showtime’s The Circus.

With Mark Halperin, he co-wrote Game Change (2010) and Double Down (2013), books about presidential campaigning. John has formerly worked as a staff writer for New York, Wired, and The Economist. He hosts the”Hell & High Water,” podcast.

Quick Facts

Twitter @jheil
Net Worth $3 million
Wife Diana Rhoten
Height 6 ft 4 in (approx. 1.96 m)
Podcast Hell & High Water

John Heilemann Age

John is 58 years old. He was born on January 23, 1966, in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. John celebrates his birthday on January 23, every year.

John Heilemann's photo
John’s photo

Early Life And Education

He was born in Los Angeles and raised in Canoga Park. John’s family was originally from Wisconsin. His nationality is American. Currently, John has not disclosed any details regarding his parents and siblings to the public.

He studied at Northwestern University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science. Later on, John earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.

John Heilemann Wife

John is married to his wife Diana Rhoten. His wife is an American author and Associate Partner at IDEO. Their wedding was in 2006. The couple lives in Manhattan. John’s wife is in good health and not facing any illness at the moment.

John Heilemann Journalist

He is a journalist who served as a staff writer for New York, Wired, and The Economist. John was the host of a four-part documentary series for Discovery named Download: The True Story of the Internet, about the rise of the World Wide Web, which made its first debut in 2008. He and Mark Halperin co-hosted With All Due Respect from 2014 to 2017, a political analysis show on Bloomberg Television and MSNBC. He is also a regular guest on The Tony Kornheiser Show and MSNBC’s Deadline: White House and Morning Joe.


There are no confirmed details or proof of John having any illness. He appears to be in good health and actively taking part in his professional roles. He prefers to keep his personal life away from the public domain.


John has a unique tattoo on his hand that has captured the attention of many viewers. This tattoo features a striking design that adds elements of symbolism and personal significance. John’s tattoos have also garnered fame and become a part of his personal brand.


John hosts Hell & High Water with John Heilemann podcast on The Recount. On Hell and High Water, he explores this apocalyptic-seeming moment with seminal figures in politics, entertainment, business, tech, the media, and many more. The talks are deep, rich, and bracingly real, but also hopeful, as John and his guests grapple with the fact that, to quote Bob Dylan, “Everything is broken,” and try to figure out how to fix it … together. His podcast, “Hell & High Water,” has not yet been canceled.

With Hair

As per the previous photos John has hair on his head that the recent ones which he has completely shaved.

Wu Tang

John is a member of Wu-Tang Clan formed in Staten Island, New York City, in 1992. It has introduced and launched the careers of many affiliated artists and groups.


John had three dogs whose names are Abu Nidal, Phife Dog, and his brother Fergus. The elder, Phife Dog, who has since died was a blue Dane, and when he was a puppy, his eyes were baby blue.


John owns a house in Manhattan where he resides with his wife Diana Rhoten.

The Circus

He co-appeared in and co-produced the Showtime documentary series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.

Yellow Logo

John has a yellow Wu Tang Clan logo on his Ipad.


John is a man of above-average stature who stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (approx. 1.96 m).


As a national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, John’s average salary is $89,879 per year.

Net Worth

John’s net worth is $3 million. He has accumulated such a net worth through working as a journalist having over ten years of experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Has John Heilemann Been?

John has been a staff writer for New York, Wired, as well as The Economist.

Why Does John Heilemann Have Wu Tang Clan?

Because he became an official member.

Does John Heilemann have Cancer?

John has no cancer.

Is John Heilemann Married?

Since 2006, John has been married to Diana Rhoten.

How Old Is John Heilemann?

John is a 58-year-old who was born on January 23, 1966, in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.

How Tall Is John Heilemann?

He is a man of above-average stature who stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (approx..1.96m).

Is John Heilemann Still On MSNBC?

John is still an on-air analyst with MSNBC.

Where Is John Heilemann?

John now resides in Manhattan.

Is John Heilemann Ill?

John is in good health and not facing any illness as of now.

Who Is John Heilemann?

John is a journalist who rose to fame due to his work as a national affairs analyst for NBS News and MSNBC. John co-authored the best-selling political books Game Change and Double Down: Game Change 2012, and served as a staff writer for New York Magazine. Besides, John has also worked for The Economist and Wired as a contributor.

Social Media Handles

Twitter – @jheil

Instagram – jheilemann