Blake Essig Biography
Blake Essig is an American award-winning international correspondent working for CNN in Tokyo. He has been working with the network since December 2019.
Blake Essig Age
Essig is 36 years old as of 2022, he was born in 1986 in the United States. Hence he has not yet disclosed the date or month, he was born.
Blake Essig Height
Essig stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Blake Essig Family
Essig has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Blake Essig Wife
Essig is married to Haley Essig. The two are blessed with two daughters, Oia Mae Essig born on July 18, 2019, and Vienna Lawrence Essig born on July 24, 2016. His wife Haley undergoes cancer treatment.
Blake Essig’s Net Worth
Essig has an estimated net worth of between $100,000-800,000 which he has earned through his successful career as an international correspondent.
Blake Essig Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging from $ 25,000 – $ 100,000.
Blake Essig Education
Essig completed primary and high school education, he enrolled and graduated with honors from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and mass communication at the Arizona State campus. He also attended Santa Barbara City College from 2004 to 2006.
Blake Essig Career
Essig is an award-winning international correspondent working for CNN based at the network’s Tokyo bureau. He is covering major news from the Asia-Pacific region and Japan. He reported on the Paralympics in 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics. Furthermore, Blake has covered the challenges that Japan faced in the lead-up to, and throughout, the unprecedented Games. In addition to that, he also covered the impact of Covid-19, numerous scandals, and the fierce opposition to holding the global event during the pandemic.
Blake also took part in covering the fallout from the Diamond Princess cruise ship disaster in Japan, reporting from the China-Hong Kong border in the early days of the initial outbreak, and CNN’s Covid-19 coverage. Moreover, he reported on some natural calamities in Asia. They included the Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines in 2020 and the deadly mudslide in Atami, Japan in 2021. Essig has also covered the search operation for a missing Indonesian Navy submarine in early 2021.
Blake Essig KTUU
Prior to working for CNN, he was working for KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska, where he served as a multimedia journalist. While at the station he reported on major breaking news stories which included wildfires, deadly plane crashes, flooding, and earthquakes.
Essig produced a weekly series that profiled events, people, and life in one of the most beautiful and unforgiving locations in the world. Furthermore, he also produced a five-part series on Alaska’s whalers focusing on the history and controversy surrounding the subsistence hunt.
Essig has also reported from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he followed a trade delegation from Alaska to China as the trade war ramped up. Additionally, he filed in-depth reports from the front line of the war in Afghanistan.
Before that, he was working as an Intern for Cox 7 Arizona for 6 months. Previously Blake was serving as an intern for KPTV Fox 12 Portland from June 2011 to August 2011. He has been awarded multiple accolades during his career including a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalism, seven Edward R. Murrow Awards, and three Emmys.
Blake Essig Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 200 followers on Instagram, over 600 followers on Facebook, and over 1k followers on his Twitter accounts.