Ed Lavandera Bio, Age, Cuban, Parents, Wife, CNN, Weightloss, Eye Color, Networth

Ed Lavandera

Ed Lavandera Wikipedia

Ed Lavandera is an American correspondent and journalist. Currently, he is a national correspondent for CNN based in the Dallas bureau. Since joining the station in 2001, he has covered a wide range of stories and historical events—for instance, his report on the February 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Prior he worked for WFAA TV as a journalist in Dallas. During his time on WFAA TV, he was nominated for an Emmy honour because of his services on a Hispanic news magazine program. Before moving to Dallas, he worked as a news anchor and reporter at Kosa- TV in Midland, Texas.

Ed Lavandera Age

Lavandera was born on January 1, 1973, in Mexico, North America.

Ed Lavandera Height

Lavandera stands at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Ed Lavandera Education

After completing his high school diploma, Lavandera enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin. Later, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and is also fluent in Spanish.

Ed Lavandera Nationality

Ed is of American and Mexican nationality.

Ed Lavandera Ethnicity

Ed is of Cuban descent.

Ed Lavandera Parents

Lavandera seems to separate his professional and personal life. As a result, he has not revealed any details regarding his birth parents. However, he was brought up in Mexico, North America.

Ed Lavandera Siblings

Ed has managed to live a low-profile life, so he has not revealed his siblings’ identities.

Ed Lavandera Wife

Ed is a married man. He has been married to his wife, Janine Calandra, for 21 years. The couple tied the knot on March 10, 2001. Janine, his wife, was born on July 1973, 3 years younger than her husband.

However, he has not revealed more details about his marriage and wife to the media.

Ed Lavandera Children

Ed is quite secretive regarding his life details, and because of that, no information regarding his three children is mentioned to the public.

Ed Lavandera CNN

Lavandera is a National Correspondent for CNN U.S. based in the Dallas bureau. Since joining CNN in 2001, he has covered many historic and high-profile stories for the network.

In 2016 he produced an hour-long documentary about the 2015 Waco, TX shootout between rival motorcycle clubs called “Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout.” The report included never-before-seen surveillance video obtained by CNN, along with exclusive access to significant figures of the outlaw motorcycle clubs. Additionally, he covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, filing some of his reports from a makeshift field hospital in a Gulf Coast airport and the flooded streets of New Orleans.

In 2005, Lavandera reported from President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, during the anti-war protest led by Cindy Sheehan and covered the “Mississippi Burning” trial of Edgar Ray Killen. He also covered three of four hurricanes to hit Florida in 2004. In February 2003, Ed covered the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He followed the effort to recover debris from the shuttle and the tragedy’s emotional effect on those Texas communities.

Before joining CNN, Lavandera was a correspondent with WFAA-TV in Dallas. Lavandera reported on the aftermath of the El Salvador earthquake, spending a week chronicling victims’ lives. He also covered Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba. Lavandera covered numerous breaking news stories across Texas, including the 1997 Republic of Texas standoff, flooding in southern Texas and Gulf Coast hurricanes. In 1994, Lavandera covered the gubernatorial race between George W. Bush and Ann Richards and in 1992, he reported from the Republican and Democratic political conventions.

Lavandera started his profession as a news reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas. He also worked as a news anchor and reporter at KOSA-TV in Midland/Odessa, Texas.

Ed Lavandera Awards

Lavandera became a holder of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News coverage of the Charlotte Riots. He was also a part of the Peabody Award-winning teams due to covering the BP Gulf Coast oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. For his 2019 documentary, “The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America,” he won a Peabody Award. The documentary exposed how undocumented immigrants are deeply woven into the fabric of American society, often in the most unlikely places. He was awarded a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club and named/nominated for an Emmy award for his work on a Hispanic news magazine program at WFAA-TV.

Ed Lavandera weight loss

Ed was concerned about his weight and has been on a weight loss journey while working at CNN. When the Hurricane Katrina disaster struck, he managed to lose 45 pounds. Due to work, it took a lot of work for him to make time for exercise.

Hence in 2007, he was approached about Fit Buddies by CNN medical producers. In April of the same year, he joined the program, and since then, he has lost 30 pounds and has learnt new healthy eating buddies.

Ed Lavandera Salary

Ed earns an estimated annual salary of USD 81,213. His net worth is approximately USD 777,107.

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