Manu Raju Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Manu Raju is an American Reporter and Correspondent working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in September 2015.

Manu Raju Profile

Manu Raju is an American Reporter and Correspondent working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in September 2015.

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Manu Raju

Manu Raju Education

Raju graduated from Hinsdale South High School in the year 1998 and then attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He graduated from the university in the year 2002 with a degree in business administration. During her stint in the university, he served at a student newspaper, The Badger Herald as a sports editor.

Manu Raju Career

Raju serves at CNN as a congressional correspondent where he covers campaign politics and Capitol Hill. He also serves as a veteran reporter based in Washington. Before joining CNN, he served at Politico as a top Capitol Hill correspondent for 7 years. Before going to Politico, he worked for The Hill newspaper, Inside Washington Publishers, and Congressional Quarterly as a reporter. He has been a frequent guest on political talk shows on radio and television for quite a long time. 

Raju has earned numerous journalism awards for covering the significant battles consuming Washington, as well as for his coverage of campaign politics. He was among the CNN team coverage to be awarded the David Bloom award by the Radio and Television Correspondents Association in the year 2022. The award was for their reporting on the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol. Raju was honored with the Milwaukee Press Club’s Sacred Cat award in the year 2022 for his distinguished contributions to the field of journalism. 

He was among the CNN team that won the Radio-Television Correspondents Association’s David Bloom Award in the year 2021 for reporting on the January 6 Capitol attack. He was also among the team of 4 reporters who won the prestigious Merriman Smith award from the White House Correspondents Association in the year 2012. The award was for presidential coverage under deadline pressure for their reporting on the debt ceiling crisis. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Raju 1st prize in the year 2015 for beat coverage of the midterm elections in the year 2014. Also in the same year, he was awarded a Folio: Eddie Award for a feature profile on Elizabeth Warren (Senator). In the year 2017, the Radio and Television Correspondent Association awarded Raju the Joan Shorenstein Barone award for “Best Congressional Reporting.”

Raju has earned a reputation as a reporter who can uncover what politicians privately discuss out of the public. He is also known for his skillful questioning of politicians – he showcased his skill in the year 2014 when he moderated debates in 2 of the greatest races in the nation. Raju began his career at The Badger Herald, the student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin. He is a diehard Chicago sports fan and likes rooting for Chicago sports when he is not at work. 

Quick Facts About Manu Raju

Full Name Manu K. Raju
Age 42 years old as of 2022
Nationality American
Spouse Archana Mehta
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Manu Raju Age 

Raju is 42 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 9, 1980, in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of February every year.

Manu Raju Height

Raju stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Manu Raju Family

Raju was raised in Darien, Illinois with his loving parents, Vidya Raju (mother) and Dr. Tonse N. K. Raju (father). His dad works as a neonatologist and formerly worked as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His parents relocated from Karnataka, India in the 70s, and had their first job there at the National Institutes of Health. Raju was raised with his brother, Sharat Raju, an American writer and director who is well-known for making films and documentaries about immigrants’ lives in American society. Raju has a prominent late grandfather named Gopalakrishna Adiga, a legendary poet from South India who was responsible for writing in the language of Kannada. Raju’s writing roots extend to his grandpa.

Manu Raju Wife

Raju is married to his lovely spouse, Archana Mehta. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 identical twins; a daughter and a son, whose names are currently under review. The kids are 7 years old as of 2022 having been born in the year 2015.

Manu Raju Salary

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

Manu Raju’s Net Worth

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

At CNN Raju 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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