Nick Valencia Profile
Nick Valencia is an American award-winning journalist currently working CNN correspondent based in the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta. He has been working for the station since March 2006.
Nick Valencia Career|CNN
Valencia is CNN’s correspondent who regularly appears on CNN, CNN International, HLN, and CNN en Español. He has also won an Atlanta Press Club award in 2019 for his reporting along the US-Mexico border, where he lived for seven weeks in El Paso, Texas. He broke numerous stories, including an exclusive interview with a border patrol agent whistleblower who spoke out about the appalling conditions migrants were subjected to. His account of the mistreatment of a Honduran migrant in detention sparked an internal government investigation. He was one of the reporters who broke the story about a racist and vulgar social media group connected to current and former CBP agents.
Valencia was CNN’s lead reporter in 2018 covering President Trump’s zero-tolerance family separation policy, which was later repealed. Valencia has devoted much of his recent attention to covering issues affecting the Latino community in the United States, such as the story of an American teen who was wrongfully detained in ICE custody on suspicion of being in the country illegally. He was also the only network TV reporter to visit a migrant tent camp in Matamoros, Mexico, in late 2019, where illness and disease were rampant among asylum seekers.
Valencia has also extensively covered race-related issues in America during his seven years as a CNN correspondent, including police shootings and protests across the country in Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, and Charlotte. He has also traveled internationally during his reporting career, including a trip to the Colombia-Venezuela border to highlight deteriorating conditions following a failed coup attempt, as well as the Mexican drug wars as the first American inside the tunnel used by drug kingpin El Chapo to escape a Mexican prison.
Valencia has also landed several high-profile interviews. In 2018, he was the first TV correspondent to interview Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who allegedly had an affair with President Trump as well as the first to interview Alice Johnson, who became known as the face of prison reform in America after her clemency was granted.
During CNN’s hurricane coverage in 2017, he was on the ground for all three major storms, including Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma. While on-air, Valencia assisted in reuniting a son with his father, whom he thought had died in the storm. Valencia has covered everything from presidential elections and congressional races to Ebola outbreaks and prisoners of war as a general assignment reporter. He has reported from state legislatures across the country on contentious religious freedom bills, as well as North Carolina’s so-called Transgender Bathroom Bill. He’s also covered natural disasters and terrorist attacks, such as the shootings at the Pulse nightclub and Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Quick Facts About Nick Valencia
|Full Name||Nick Valencia|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
He began working at CNN as a teleprompter operator in 2006, traveling to Uganda as a one-man band. Since then, he has been nominated for an Emmy and has appeared in three Peabody Award-winning films. He has since been nominated for an Emmy and has been a part of three Peabody Awards at CNN. The Atlanta Press Club has twice nominated him for “Broadcast TV Reporter of the Year.” Valencia received the inaugural “Se Puede” Excellence in Leadership award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in 2013. He is a former documentary filmmaker for the National Champion USC football team and a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.
Nick Valencia Age
Valencia’s age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Valencia is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Nick Valencia Height
Valencia stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Nick Valencia Family
Valencia’S father is known as Ricardo Valencia Jr. Information about his mother and siblings will be updated when available.
Nick Valencia Wife|Partner
Rachel is married to Rachel Valencia. The couple has a daughter Ellis Amanda Valencia who was born in 2018.
Nick Valencia Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Valencia earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Nick Valencia’s Net Worth
Valencia has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a CNN correspondent.
Nick valencia’s nationality and ethnicity
Valencia was born and raised in Los Angles, United States and is of the Hispanic ethnicity and race.
Nick Valencia CNN
At CNN Valencia works alongside
- Brianna Keilar
- Brian Stelter
- Sara Sidner
- Dan Simon
- Sunlen Serfaty
- Clare Sebastian
- Jessica Schneider
- Andy Scholes
- Jim Sciutto
- Alex Thomas
- Gary Tuchman
- Derek Van Dam
- Bob Van Dillen