Cecilia Vega Biography
Cecilia Marcelina Vega is an Emmy Award winning journalist serving as a correspondent on 60 Minutes based in Washington D.C. She is a former ABC News anchor and the network’s chief White House correspondent.
She was the first Latina woman to hold the position of a Chief White House Correspondent for an English-language network. She joined the network in 2011 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent. Prior to her White House assignment, she had rotated with Tom Llamas as anchor of the weekend editions of ABC World News Tonight. Vega joined ABC News from KGO-TV in San Francisco. Before working in broadcast journalism, she wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Cecilia Vega Age
She was born in 1977 in San Francisco, California. She celebrates her birthday on January 7.
Cecilia Vega Height
She stands a height of 1.62m.
Cecilia Vega Education
She is a graduate of Salesian High School and was the first in her immediate family to graduate college. She has a bachelor’s degree from American University School of Communication.
Cecilia Vega Ethnicity
Cecilia is of Latino ethnicity.
Cecilia Vega Parents
Cecilia has not revealed much about her family, only that she is a grandchild of Mexican immigrants. Her parents are American by nationality. Her mother lives in Oakland.
Cecilia Vega Husband
Cecilia is married to Ricardo Jiménez, a former California Highway Patrol San Francisco Office. The couple got married on May 4, 2008 but it is not clear when they began dating or how they met. Ricardo retired in September 2015 after serving for 25 years. He received the CHP’s Meritorious Achievement Award for pulling back a suicidal subject who had attempted to jump off the Bay Bridge.
Cecilia Vega Children
Vega has no kids.
Cecilia Vega ABC News
Cecilia is a former ABC Chief White House Correspondent and anchor, who appeared across the network’s platform such as “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline” and “20/20.”
She joined ABC News in 2011 as a correspondent based in Los Angeles. She was a key political reporter, covering three Supreme Court nominations, the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Mueller report, two presidential impeachments and three presidential inaugurations.
She led the network’s coverage since President Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Her coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border broke news and pushed the administration to answer tough questions about the influx of migrants, children in detention facilities, and separated families.
She previously covered the Trump administration. Her one-on-one exchanges with President Trump led to some of the most defining moments of the administration.
She covered Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid while also anchoring the Saturday edition of “World News Tonight.” She also reported on the reelection of President Barack Obama.
During her tenure, she has been to nearly every state and around the world, reporting on major moments in history, including a papal conclave and the Olympics. She reported in Fukushima, Japan during the nuclear disaster. Sge went inside the radioactive power plant twice. She also took a submarine to the bottom of the Arctic and petted whales in the Sea of Cortez.
Prior to joing ABC News, she was a reporter for ABC’s KGO-TV in San Francisco where she won an Emmy Award for her reporting. She was also a print reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle.
Cecilia Vega 60 Minutes/ CBS News
Cecilia joined CBS News on January 19, 2023 as a correspondent for 60 minutes. She joins the show on its 55th season. The show’s lineup of correspondents includes CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, former CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Jon Wertheim, Sharyn Alfonsi, and TV legends Lesley Stahl and Bill Whitaker.
She joins a growing list of notable correspondents who have joined CBS in recent months, including former Today anchor Natalie Morales (now a correspondent and contributor to 48 Hours), and election correspondent Robert Costa, who joined from the Washington Post.
Cecilia Vega Salary
Her annual base salary if over $800,000.
Cecilia Vega Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $4 million.