Riding on the wave of her very successful career, Cecilia Vega has gone from writing for the San Francisco Chronicle to broadcast journalism where she joined KGO-TV and later ABC News; now, she is the prestigious network’s senior White House correspondent. Before her job as a White House correspondent for ABC News, she started with the network as a Los Angeles based correspondent in 2011. At the time, she and Tom Llamas took turns anchoring the weekend editions of ABC World News Tonight. Her time at KGO-TV put her in a team which was awarded an Emmy in 2010.
As an accomplished journalist, Vega has been recognized severally. As mentioned earlier, she got an Emmy locally in 2010 in addition to the awards she received from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the East Bay Press Club, the Hearst Corporation as well as The New York Times.
Here’s a sneak peek at the personal life of the TV personality including her biography, career and personal life.
Cecilia Vega: Biography, Age
For someone who is always on TV, Cecilia Vega has done a really good job at keeping her personal life private. To date, there’s no tangible information about her background. While we know that she was born on January 7, 1977, and grew up in San Francisco Bay Area, California, US, what her childhood days looked like eludes us. Also, any information about her parents, siblings, educational background and qualifications has remained under wraps.
Seemingly, with the kind of progress she has made in her career so far, there’s no doubt that she got the best as far as education is concerned.
ABC News Career
From writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, Vega moved to broadcast journalism, starting her chosen career path reporting for KGO, an ABC network affiliate station in San Francisco. At KGO, she covered many groundbreaking stories for the region and eventually, her three years with the station didn’t go unrewarded as she got an Emmy in 2010 for an interview she conducted with an eyewitness at a crime scene.
In 2011, Vega became a Los Angeles based correspondent at ABC News. Her new job took her to places around the world. She went on assignments to Rome, London and even Japan, covering a wide range of stories. And if you think her job sounds like an adventurous one, get ready to be blown away; the reporter once took a submarine to the bottom of the Arctic and even had a close contact with whales in the Gulf of California. Some of the popular events she covered include the Fukushima power plant disaster, the United States experience with the Ebola disease, Sony computer hacking, 2014 midterm election, the Bill Cosby situation and the selection of a new Pope.
During the course of her career at ABC News, Cecilia Vega has interviewed bigshots including presidents, movie stars and high profile personalities in the world. She covered the elections and inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2012 to critical acclaim.
Her ABC News career reached a new high when she became an anchor of the network’s World News Tonight Saturday in 2015. Currently, she holds a prominent position as a White House correspondent, a role she got in January 2017.
Her Salary and Net Worth
For someone who has worked for a top network like ABC News, it’s quite safe to speculate that Vega would be earning a very attractive amount to compliment her remarkable works. Nevertheless, both her salary and net worth are not available for public scrutiny.
Is Cecilia Vega Married? Husband
In as much as she likes to keep her personal affairs under wraps, we can confirm that Vega is currently married to California Highway Patrol officer who goes by the name Ricardo Jiménez. Vega has never hidden the fact that she’s proud of her husband and they are both enjoying marital bliss. Apparently, the wedding pictures she splashed all over her Instagram account is enough proof of their love for each other.
The duo tied the knot on August 17, 2008, and it has been happily ever after since then. So far, there hasn’t been any issues that hint on separation anytime soon. The couple resides in Los Angeles and is yet to have children.
Ricardo is quite an honourable officer who has received the Meritorious Achievement Award by Golden Gate Division Chief Paul Fontana for his outstanding contribution to the society. Information on him shows he is a graduate of Loyola University.