Sad news people, CNN correspondent Rene Marsh has lost her 2-year-old son to pediatric brain cancer.

On April 15, 2021, Rene took it to her IG to share the unfortunate news in a long heartbreaking caption. A part of which read, “I didn’t just lose you Blakey, I lost all the dreams and hopes that a mom has for a son. I lost my motherhood, and I’m mourning it all.”

So, what was going on in Rene’s life? Let us take this time out to learn all about it over this Rene Marsh wiki. 

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Rene Marsh Son Blake

Rene Marsh welcomed her son Blake on March 14, 2019. According to her, his special skills were “hugging and kissing on-demand,” and moreover, “top-notch” dance moves.

Unfortunately, Blake was diagnosed with brain cancer 8 months later in December 2019. Since then he had to go under chemotherapy, and as the COVID-19 pandemic just hit the world, Rene even urged her fans to wear a mask. In her words, 

“Wearing a mask isn’t political. It could protect my son’s life. Living through a pandemic, as a mom of a child with a cancer diagnosis, is terrifying.”

From the start, Blake was always under the care of Johns Hopkins Hospital. In mid-2020, they assured Rene that her son’s cancer was in remission. However, following November, they were “blindsided” by the news of cancer’s return.

Blake took his last breath on April 14, 2021. After his passing, Rene thanked all the personnel at JohnsHopkins “who cared for and loved Blake over the past year and a half.”


Rene Marsh with her son Blake (Source: Instagram)

Rene Marsh Age

Reportedly, Rene Marsh was 40 years of age when she lost her son in 2021. She celebrates her birthday on April 17 and is of the Aries zodiac.

Trivia: Rene’s full name is “Rene Raquel Marsh”.

Her Family, Hometown

Rene Marsh was born to parents, Vince George and Elaine Marsh. Her father, Vince passed away back in Feb 2020 at the age of 79. He was a St. Mary, Jamaica native, and a State University of New York alumnus who worked as a telecommunications technician at the Jamaica Telephone Company and later in Local Union No. 3 IBEW in New York. According to Rene, he was a “fun-loving” person whose “lessons” will forever live in her heart.

As for her mother, Elaine was doing well at age of 73 in 2021. She often missed her husband Vince with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Talking about her siblings, Rene has two sisters named Michelle and Sandra Marsh. Like Rene, her 2-year-younger sister Sandra is a journalist who has won Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. She built her career working as an anchor at ABC7 after leaving WRAL-TV back in Jan 2016. After Blake’s death, Michelle even paid her tribute to him over her IG.

Some family, friends, and associates linked with Rene are – Joy Shibata and Jarrett Marsh.

Of Jamaican descent, Rene hails from Queens and Long Island.

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Rene Marsh Height

Rene Marsh confessed that she stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm) “without heels”. Meanwhile, her weight then was estimated to be under 54 kg (119 lbs).

Her Social Media Reach

As of April 2021, Rene entertained 6.3K followers over Instagram, 13.8K followers over Twitter, and 15K followers over Facebook. Her socials were filled with videos from her time on TV, and her cute little dog named Paris. But after Blake’s birth, Rene bombarded her posts with updates on him.

Rene Marsh CNN, Net Worth

Rene Marsh was CNN’s government regulation and transportation correspondent, based in the network’s Washington bureau. She joined the popular new channel back in Jan 2012 and was working there for over 9 years in 2021. Since joining CNN, Rene has reported on several high-profile assignments and broke countless stories surrounding Housing.

Before working for CNN, she was a news reporter for 7 NEWS for 4 years. Also, she has worked with WRGB – CBS 6 NEWS and KTAL as well.

Her net worth was under $750 thousand in 2021. Just in case you are curious, an Atlanta, GA CNN correspondent’s salary was $72K per annum.

In light of her education, Rene got her diploma from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, bachelor’s from Binghamton University, and masters in journalism from Syracuse University.

Rene Marsh Husband

Rene Marsh married her husband, Kedric L. Payne on November 10, 2017, after almost a year as an engaged couple. It was Nov 23, 2016, when Rene flaunted her engagement ring over her IG.


Rene Marsh and her husband, Kedric Payne (Source: Instagram)

Cherishing their three years of togetherness as husband and wife, Rene wrote over his IG, 

“Three years ago today was just magical! So much LIFE has happened since then and you’ve been the best teammate through it all. Happy Anniversary to my Ace! (love emoji) One day we will be able to dress up and go outside like this (Index Pointing Up emoji) again !”

Little info about her husband, Kedric L. Payne: he was working as the “General Counsel and Senior Director, Ethics” at Campaign Legal Center in 2021. Before that, he has worked as a “senior corporate counsel” at Amazon, and as “deputy of general counsel of environment and compliance” at the U.S. Department of Energy. Also, he seems to have been an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for over 7 years.

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