Elie Honig

By Ray | Published on: March 15, 2024 | Updated on: March 15, 2024
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Elie Honig is an American attorney and legal commentator who is a senior legal analyst for CNN. Honig was an assistant US Attorney before he joined CNN. Besides, he is also an author and has written two books.

Regarding his private life, Elie Honig is a happily married man. He has been married to his wife for over a decade, and the duo also have two children. But, who is his wife? What does she do?

Let’s find out all the details about Elie’s personal and professional life in this article.

Wiki – What’s His Age?

Honig was born on April 3, 1975, in Camden, New Jersey to Jewish parents. He grew up in Voorhees Township and Cherry Hill where he had his bar mitzvah in 1990. As of February 2023, Elie Honig is aged 57 years. Regarding his parents, his mother is Leni Honig, however, his father’s name is not known until now.

Elie Honig's childhood photo with his mother Leni
Elie Honig’s childhood photo with his mother

Regarding his grandparents, their identities aren’t known, however, Elie Honig once revealed that two of his grandparents were Nazi Holocaust survivors.

Elie Honig has two siblings; two younger brothers.


Elie Honig completed high school at Cherry Hill High School in 1993. After that, he studied Bachelor of Arts at Rutgers University from 1993 to 1997. Elie later obtained a Doctor of Law degree from Harvard University.

Career as an Attorney

Following his graduation, Honig started working with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. In 2004, Elie became an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York. There, he prosecuted organized crime, and in 2010, Honig became deputy chief of the Organized Crime Unit.

left the position in 2012 and subsequently joined the Attorney General of New Jersey’s office in September of that year. He took the position of deputy director of the Division of Criminal Justice and in February 2013, he was promoted to the director of the division.

In October 2018, Elie Honig became a legal analyst for CNN and he has been employed there ever since. At the same time, Elie also serves as an executive director of Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities at Rutgers University.

Has Written Two Books

Besides being a former attorney, and a legal commentator, Elie Honig is also an author. He published his first book Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor’s Code and Corrupted the Justice Department in 2021.

Elie Honig has written two books as an author
Elie Honig is an author who has written two books

Two years later, in January 2023, Honig published his second book, Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It.

is a Happily Married Man – His Wife and Children

Honig has been married to his wife Rachael Honig (nee Hill). The couple has been married for more than a decade, however, it’s not clear when they tied the knot. The husband and wife are both famous and pretty active on socials, however, they rarely share the details about their married life in the media.

Honig and his wife have two children together. They have a son, Aaron Honig, and a daughter Leah Honig. While Aaron has graduated high school, their daughter Leah is attending her high school in 2023. Elie frequently shares his children’s photos on his Instagram. He shares a close bond with both of his children.

Back in June 2020, Honig shared a photo with his wife and their two kids on his Facebook where he mentioned the photo was from their girl Leah’s Bat Mitzvah (a Jewish ceremony).

Attorney Elie Honig and his wife with their two children at their daughter, Leah Honig's Bat Mitzvah
Attorney Elie Honig and his wife with their two children at their daughter, Leah Honig’s Bat Mitzvah

Celebrating Leah’s Bat Mitzvah, Thank you to all our family and friends who made it (phase one) memorable, even from the distance,” Elie wrote in the caption.

His Wife, Rachael Is Also An Attorney

Elie Honig’s wife, Rachael Honig is also a lawyer who previously served as the acting United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. According to her LinkedIn profile, she started working there in February 2018 and worked there until March 2022.

In July 2022, Rachael was appointed as the Vice President and Chief University Compliance Officer. Besides, she also has experience of working at the United States Attorney’s Office for around 14 years.

What is Net Worth?

Well, Elie has been practicing law for around two decades. With his involvement in various organizations, we’re sure that Honig has raked a good amount of fortune. Even though his exact net worth is yet to be revealed, we can tell that Elie has a net worth of around $500k.

Besides, Ellie reportedly receives around $83k in salary from CNN alone.