Ed Lavandera Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Ed Lavandera is a Mexican-American Correspondent, News Anchor, and Reporter working as CNN’s National Correspondent.

Ed Lavandera Profile

Ed Lavandera is a Mexican-American Correspondent, News Anchor, and Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia as a National Correspondent based in the network’s Dallas bureau. He joined the network in the year 2001. Before going to CNN, he worked as a correspondent for WFAA-TV in Dallas.

Ed Lavandera Education

Lavandera is a proud grad of the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He fluently speaks Spanish.

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Ed Lavandera Career

Lavandera serves at CNN U.S. as a National Correspondent based in the network’s Dallas bureau. Over the years with CNN, he has reported on a wide range of high-profile and historic stories. For Breaking News coverage of the Charlotte Riots, he was awarded an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Lavandera was among the CNN team that won the Peabody Award for covering Hurricane Katrina and the BP Gulf Coast oil spill. Lavandera holds a Peabody Award, which he received in the year 2019 for “The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America,” his documentary. The documentary uncovered how undocumented immigrants are profoundly woven into the fabric of society in America, and frequently in the most unlikely places.

Lavandera has provided coverage from along the United States-Mexico border on the wall proposed by Donald Trump. He has also covered Keith Lamont Scott’s death; the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina; unrest in Ferguson, Missouri; the ambush of 5 Dallas police officers; the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas; the aftermath of Oklahoma tornadoes; the Aurora movie theater shooting, and many other stories. 

Lavandera produced “Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout,” an hour-long documentary in the year 2016 about the 2015 Waco, Texas shootout between rival motorcycle clubs. He is known for his unique passion for storytelling and crafting stories that bring to life the wide range of people he gets to meet while reporting around the nation. This was displayed in the year 2009 via his personalization of Bowe Bergdahl (United States soldier) who went missing in Afghanistan. Lavandera reported Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath where he filed some of his reports from New Orleans’ flooded streets, as well as from a makeshift field hospital in a Gulf Coast airport.

Quick Facts About Lavandera

Age51 years old as of 2024
NationalityMexican- American
SpouseJanine Calandra
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

During the anti-war protest led by Cindy Sheehan in the year 2005, Lavandera provided live coverage from the ranch of George W. Bush in Crawford, TX. He also reported on the “Mississippi Burning” trial of Edgar Ray Killen. In the previous year (2004), he reported on 3 to 4 hurricanes that hit Florida.

Lavandera reported on the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in the year 2003. He has covered several stories around the Southeast such as Timothy McVeigh’s execution, the Houston mother accused of drowning her children, and the story of Andrea Yates.

Before going to CNN, he worked as a correspondent for WFAA-TV in Dallas. Before that, he served at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas as a news reporter. Lavandera has also worked for KOSA-TV in Midland/Odessa, Texas as a news reporter and anchor. The Dallas Press Club has recognized him with a Katie Award.

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Before Lavandera joined CN, he served at WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas as a correspondent. While there, he covered the aftermath of the deadly El Salvador earthquake, where he spent one whole week chronicling the lives of the victims. Lavandera has reported on the visit of Pope John Paul II to Cuba.

He has reported on multiple breaking news stories across the Texas state such as Gulf Coast hurricanes, southern Texas flooding, and the 1997 Republic of Texas standoff. He reported on the gubernatorial race between Ann Richards and George W. Bush in the year 1994. Two years before, he had covered Democratic and Republican political conventions. For his work on a Hispanic news magazine program at WFAA-TV, he was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Ed Lavandera Age/How old is Ed Lavandera?

Lavandera is 51 years old as of 2024. He was born on January 1, 1973, in Mexico, North America. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of January every year.

Ed Lavandera Height

How tall is Ed Lavandera? Lavandera stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).

Ed Lavandera Family

Lavandera was born and raised by his parents in the United States of America but he has not disclosed the names of his parents and siblings. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Ed Lavandera Wife

Lavandera is married to his lovely spouse, Janine Calandra. They tied the knot on March 10, 2001. Janine is the same age as Lavandera but they don’t share the same birth date and month – Janine was born in July. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 3 children; two identical daughters and a son. The names of the children are currently under review.

Ed Lavandera Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Ed Lavandera Net Worth

Lavandera has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter.

Ed Lavandera Weight Loss

Lavandera once said that one day he reached the point where he told himself, “Enough is enough” and began working out and eating better. When he started working out and changed his diet, he lost 45 pounds, which is equivalent to 20.4 kilograms.

Ed Lavandera Instagram and Twitter

Lavandera has active Twitter and Instagram accounts. His Twitter account has over 30K followers. CLICK HERE to view his Twitter account. His Instagram account has over 4.6K followers. CLICK HERE to view his Instagram account.

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At CNN Lavandera works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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