The NYPost writes that CNN’s John King is going all the way for his fiance, fellow correspondent Dana Bash. “The Irish Catholic is converting to Judaism before their May wedding,
which will help mollify Bash’s rabbi father. ‘Yes, it is true,’ he told Page Six. ‘I’m studying to convert and will consider inviting you to my bar mitzvah. Mazel tov. On a more serious note, I took a class and am working with a wonderful rabbi in DC, and it has been a remarkably enriching experience.'”
>Update: A call from CNN updates the fact that despite the Page Six reporting, Dana Bash’s father is not a rabbi, he’s a producer at ABC News, and has been for some 40 years. Oy.
>Update, Update: King emailed TVNewser this morning to talk about his “process” of conversion: “I started months ago with a class in DC and it convinced me I wanted to do it and I am learning from the experience. It was my idea. I tell Dana all the time if I can convert to Judaism she can convert to being a Red Sox fan. Both are very welcoming ‘nations.'”