Jessica Aguirre Profile
Jessica Aguirre is a Cuban-American Emmy award-winning journalist and news anchor who currently 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.
Jessica Aguirre Career
Aguirre 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 been introduced into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle for twenty-five years of excellence in television journalism.
She is 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.Her parents are immigrants. She participates in community events in the East Bay where she lends her voice to a variety of local causes. 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.
She has 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 and 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, supporting children and local charities has her routinely on the lecture circuit in the Bay Area discussing education, gender equity and minority advancement in the workplace. She 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 57 years as of 2020.) She celebrates her birthday on 25th June every year.
Jessica Aguirre Height
Aguirre’s height is not yet disclosed.
Jessica Aguirre Husband
Aguirre is married to Jay Huyler and the couple is blessed with two daughters. She resides in the East Bay, with her husband and children.
Jessica Aguirre Salary
Being one of the top journalists and anchors for NBC Bay Area, there is no doubt Aguirre earns a good salary although the exact amount has not yet been disclosed. However, according to sources, NBC reporter earn a salary ranging between $47,874 – $90,000 per year.
Jessica Aguirre Net Worth
Aguirre has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist and anchor.
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
Damian Trujillo – Reporter
Terry McSweeney – Anchor/Reporter
Vianey Arana – Anchor/Reporter
Chris Chmura – Consumer Reporter
Ian Cull – Reporter/Multimedia Journalist