Place of Birth: Carlisle, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 21, 1972
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, some Sephardi Jewish
John Berman is an American news anchor.
He is married to Kerry Voss, with whom he has two children.
John’s paternal grandfather is Edmund Albert Berman (the son of Jacob Berman and Celia Rosenbaum). Edmund was born in Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents.
John’s paternal grandmother was Grace Rebecca Spinoza (the daughter of Joseph Judah Benjamin Spinoza and Minnie Tuschinsky). Grace was born in Massachusetts. Joseph was born in Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Spinosa, a Jewish emigrant from Amsterdam, Netherlands, and of Rebecca Nelson, a Jewish emigrant from Hull, England. Minnie was a Polish Jewish immigrant. John’s great-great-grandfather Benjamin was a Sephardi Jew, with Jewish ancestors who had lived in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, before the Netherlands. He was said to be related to Dutch Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza.
John’s maternal grandparents were Irving Flax and Cyrille Romanow (the daughter of Maurice/Morris Theodore Romanow and Pearl Urofsky/Urrows). Cyrille was born in Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents. Morris was the son of Leah. Pearl was the daughter of Harry Urrows and Rebecca Dubb.
Sources: Information about John’s Sephardi ancestry – https://blogs.ancestry.com
Genealogy of John Berman – https://www.geni.com
John’s paternal grandfather, Edmund Albert Berman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
John’s paternal grandmother, Grace Rebecca Spinoza, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of John’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Benjamin Spinosa and Rebecca Nelson – https://www.familysearch.org
John’s maternal grandmother, Cyrille Romanow, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of John’s maternal grandmother, Cyrille (Romanow) Berman – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurice/Morris Theodore Romanow and Pearl Urofsky/Urrows – https://www.geni.com