Cecilia Vega

Biography of CBS News Correspondent Cecilia Vega; Age, Husband

Cecilia Vega Biography

Cecilia Vega (full name; Cecilia Marcelina Vega) is an Emmy award winning journalist serving as a CBS News correspondent for ’60 Minutes’. She joined CBS News in 2023 after being at ABC News for 12 years, at the time of her departure, she was ABC’s Chief White House correspondent having succeeded Jonathan Karl in January 2021. In addition, she served as a fill-in anchor on “Good Morning America” and the Saturday edition of “World News Tonight.”

Vega became the first Latina woman to hold the position of a Chief White House Correspondent for an English-language network when she took over the position in 2021. As a chief White House correspondent covering President Joe Biden she regularly made headlines for example her reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border broke news by shining a light on overcrowded conditions inside detention centers and pushed the White House to answer tough questions about the influx of migrants, children in those detention facilities and separated families.

When she was a senior White House correspondent covering the Trump administration she as well hit the headlines due to her one-on-one exchanges with the president over topics ranging from the origins of the Covid-19 virus to Russian interference in the elections. In addition to her political coverage, she also reported on major moments in history including the Fukushima nuclear disaster, she went inside the radioactive power plant twice.

She began her career in broadcast journalism as a newspaper reporter and worked for publications including the San Francisco Chronicle. She then jumped ship from print to broadcast when she joined KGO-TV ABC7 in San Francisco. While there, she won an Emmy in 2010 for her reporting.

How Old is Cecilia Vega

She was born in 1977 in San Francisco, California. She celebrates her birthday on January 7. Cecilia is 46 years old, she was born on January 7, 1977 in San Francisco, California, United States. She was raised in a family of blue-collar workers.

Cecilia Vega Height

She stands a height of 1.62m.

Cecilia Vega Education

Cecilia attended Salesian High School  and later joined American University School of Communication for her undergraduate studies graduating in 1999 with a degree in French and print journalism.

Cecilia Vega Heritage

Cecilia is of Latino ethnicity.

Cecilia Vega Parents

Cecilia is a grandchild of Mexican immigrants. She has not revealed much about her parents except that her mother lives in Oakland. Her parents are American nationals. She also said in an interview that as a Chief White House correspondent she always think what her mother would want to know.

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.

How Many Children Does Cecilia Vega Have?

Vega has no children as of 2023. She and her husband reside in Washington, D.C., with their rambunctious Boston Terrier, Jalisco.

Cecilia Vega ABC News

Cecilia is a former ABC Chief White House Correspondent and anchor. She appeared across the network’s platform such as “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline” and “20/20.”  She was the first Latina woman to hold the position of a Chief White House Correspondent for an English-language network.  Prior to her White House assignment, she had rotated with Tom Llamas as anchor of the weekend editions of ABC World News Tonight.

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 also 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. She 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 joining 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 is a CBS News correspondent for ’60 Minutes.’ She joined the network in January 2023. Her fellow 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.

Why Did Cecilia Vega Leave ABC

Cecilia left ABC News to join CBS as a correspondent for ’60 Minutes’. She said in a statement that the role was a dream come true “This is a dream come true. I am beyond honored to join the ranks of this legendary show and to work alongside the best reporters in journalism.”

What is the Salary of Cecilia Vega?

Vega’s annual base salary is over $800,000. She has successfully amassed an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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