Bob Ortega Profile
Bob Ortega is a Mexican-American News Reporter, Writer, and Author working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in June 2017.
Bob Ortega Education
Ortega attended Princeton University in 1976 and 4 years later he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In 1982, he enrolled at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and obtained a Master of Science degree in Journalism, the following year.
Bob Ortega Career
Ortega serves at CNN as a senior writer for the network’s Investigates. He covers both immigration and border issues from Phoenix, Arizona. Before joining CNN, he worked for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona as a specialty writer for 6 years. There he covered the border and focused on child welfare. Also, he worked for the Honolulu Civil Beat as a managing editor.
Ortega started his career in journalism at a station in Alaska. He has worked as a news reporter at a station in Fairbanks, Juneau; and Anchorage, Alaska. He has also worked at the Anchorage Times where he worked in print journalism. There he discovered a military program that was testing deadly chemical and biological agents in a small military base close to Delta, Alaska.
Ortega has worked for Homer News as a managing editor. Also, he has worked for the Seattle Times and the Wall Street Journal, covering child labor and other issues. At Wall Street Journal, Ortega was responsible for writing: “In Sam We Trust: The Untold Story of Sam Walton and Walmart, the World’s Largest Retailer.”
He has worked overseas for a decade where he trained journalists in investigative reporting in countries like Belarus, Paraguay, Ukraine, and Georgia. In Paraguay, he worked as a Knight International Press Fellow. He worked via revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia and a military coup in Paraguay. He worked as a trainer of journalists in seventeen countries on 4 continents.
Quick Facts About Ortega
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Lukashenko’s regime shut down his program that was responsible for leading in assisting independent news media in Belarus. This led to revoking of Ortega’s visa and forcing him to depart from the country. He served as a professor of journalism at Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada.
For social justice reporting, Ortega has won the Hillman Prize. He also holds the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism. Ortega was awarded the Sidney Award in the year 2013 for covering a widely used and deeply flawed screening test for cervical cancer.
Bob Ortega Age
Ortega’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Ortega is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Bob Ortega Height
Ortega stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Bob Ortega Family
Ortega moved from Mexico City to the U.S. with his family when he was 9 years old. Information regarding Ortega’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Bob Ortega Wife
Information about Ortega’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Ortega is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Bob Ortega Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Bob Ortega’s Net Worth
Ortega has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Reporter and Writer.
Bob Ortega Book, Author
Other than being a journalist, Ortega is also an author. He has authored a book, “In Sam We Trust: The Untold Story of Sam Walton and Wal-Mart, the World’s Most Powerful Retailer.”
Bob Ortega CNN
At CNN Ortega works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes
- Paula Hancocks