Jessica Aguirre Profile
Jessica Aguirre is a Cuban-American Emmy award-winning journalist and news anchor working for NBC Bay Area serving as an anchor. She has been working for the station since 1998.
Jessica Aguirre NBC Bay Area
Aguirre anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. evening news at NBC Bay Area News. For over 20 years, Aguirre has been a primetime, evening anchor, in the Bay Area. She started her career at the Spanish Language network, Univision, while attending the University of Miami. She anchored and reported in Los Angeles and Miami, earning Emmy awards for her series on the struggles of migrant children and for her investigative work on child molesters as well as an Associated Press award for her series chronicling the struggle of boat people fleeing Cuba prior to joining the Bay Area in 1998.
When she was working at NBC Bay Area, Aguirre won an Emmy for her poignant series, on the emotional journey of an East Bay transgender teen and her efforts to preserve her fertility before undergoing sex reassignment surgery, another Emmy for her live coverage of the “Ghostship” warehouse fire in Oakland and for field anchoring from the deadly Sonoma and Napa county firestorms. Lately, she has also been introduced into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for twenty-five years of excellence in television journalism.
Jessica Aguirre Career
Aguirre is also fluent in Spanish and deeply involved in organizations that promote literacy and help stem the Latino achievement gap including The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. She also participates in community events in the East Bay where she lends her voice to a variety of local causes. Furthermore, her passion for news and global events has taken her from Cuba to England and many places in between.
She has covered natural disasters like Hurricane Andrew and man-made catastrophes like the Oklahoma City bombing, as well as race riots in Miami and the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 from ground zero. She field anchored in English for NBC Bay Area when she had traveled to Brazil for the summer Olympic Games and in Spanish for sister station Telemundo 48, interviewing Bay Area athletes and highlighting the security and political issues, facing the people of Rio and Olympic tourists.
Aguirre has also focused on covering laws and events that impact children at her home from investigative stories that uncover the loopholes set up by Jessica’s law to the deteriorating state of education in the public school system. “Class Action” took a deep look at the issues facing California educators as well as public schools: her Emmy-nominated education show. The impact on local schools led to school safety legislation being introduced by Assemblyman Bill Dodd as a result of Jessica’s investigative reporting into the aftermath of the Napa earthquake.
Aguirre’s dedication to learning, and supporting children, as well as local charities, have her routinely on the lecture circuit in the Bay Area discussing education, gender equity, and minority advancement in the workplace. She also serves on the board of Watermark, the Bay Area’s largest membership organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in leadership positions.
Jessica Aguirre Age
Aguirre was born on June 25, 1963, in Miami, Florida, United States (she is 58 years as of 2021.) She celebrates her birthday on 25th June every year.
Jessica Aguirre Height
Aguirre stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Jessica Aguirre Family
Information regarding Aguirre’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jessica Aguirre Husband|daughter
Aguirre is married to Jay Huyler and the couple is blessed with two daughters. She resides in the East Bay, with her husband as well as children.
Jessica Aguirre Salary
Being one of the top journalists and anchors for NBC Bay Area, Aguirre earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jessica Aguirre’s Net Worth
Aguirre has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist and anchor.
What happened to Jessica Aguirre?
After leaving her KGO position, Aguirre was hired as an anchor for NBC-owned-and-operated station KNTV Channel 11. She currently anchors the station’s 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm newscasts, as well as hosting the Emmy-nominated NBC Class Action. Aguirre is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Jessica Aguirre NBC Bay Area
At NBC Bay Area, Aguirre works alongside;
- Rob Mayeda – Meteorologist
- Anoushah Rasta – Anchor/Reporter
- Scott Budman – Reporter
- Kari Hall – Meteorologist
- Jean Elle – Reporter
- Melissa Colorado – Reporter
- Bigad Shaban – Reporter
- Scott McGrew – Anchor/Reporter
- Cheryl Hurd – Reporter
- Mark Matthews – Reporter
- Mike Inouye – Traffic Anchor
- Stephen Stock – Reporter
- Jeff Ranieri – Meteorologist
- Marcus Washington – Anchor