Leyla Santiago Profile
Leyla Santiago is a Mexican-American Emmy award-winning Correspondent and News Reporter/Anchor working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in October 2016.
Leyla Santiago Career
Santiago serves at CNN as a Miami, Florida-based correspondent. Previously, he was based in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City. Before Santiago joined CNN, he served at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina as a news reporter and anchor. While there, she and her crew earned an Alfred I. DuPont award for “The Journey Alone,” a documentary about the surge in illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors from Mexico and Central America. She traveled to Rio Grande Valley tracing the children’s path, and investigating how the crisis brought an impact on North Carolina.
Santiago provided an extensive report on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. For that, she earned CNN an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Peabody Award nomination. Santiago was among the 1st to reach some of the most remote parts of the island as well as following her investigation into the death toll, the government added more cases to the official list of the people who died due to the devastation of hurricanes. She traveled with so many migrants in the month of April through México and told their stories, as well as covered the complexities of the immigration system and the journey.
Santiago has worked for KBAK/KBFX in Bakersfield, California as a morning news anchor. She has also served at KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska as a news reporter. Additionally, Santiago has worked for NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia as a news reporter. Santiago holds Emmy awards for covering the crippling winter storm in Raleigh in the year 2014, as well as wildfires in California in the year 2010. She was honored with the Mark Twain award in the year 2011 by the Associated Press for best news anchor. When it comes to her education, Santiago is a proud graduate of the University of Florida where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Leyla Santiago Age
Santiago is 42 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 12, 1980, in Mexico. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of July every year.
Leyla Santiago Height / Measurements
Santiago stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
Quick Facts About Leyla Santiago
|Full Name||Leyla Santiago|
|Age||42 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Leyla Santiago Family
Santiago was born to her loving parents whose names are unknown at the moment. Her parents and aunt named Hilda reside in Corozal, Puerto Rico. Information regarding Santiago’s siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Leyla Santiago Husband
Santiago is married to her lovely spouse, Zac Gooch. Zac works as a videographer based in Mexico City. They first met in Raleigh, North Carolina when Santiago was serving at an NBC affiliate, WRAL-TV. Information about their wedding and engagement is currently under review. There is no information regarding the couple having any children.
Leyla Santiago Salary
As one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000.
Leyla Santiago’s Net Worth
Santiago has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Correspondent and News Reporter/Anchor.
At CNN Santiago 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