*When she heard the news that her brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of ’12 Years A Slave’ had been nominated for an Oscar, CNN reporter Zain Asher, couldn’t contain her excitement. Her heartfelt reaction came as quite a surprise to her colleagues. Why? Because many of them had no idea that she was related to the star.
‘This is a day my family has been hoping and waiting for for such a long time,’ Asher, a financial news reporter, told fellow CNN host Carol Costello after the network got wind of the connection.
‘He’s been acting since he was thirteen years old, and he’s worked so hard for this.’