Bob Ortega Biography
Bob Ortega is a well-known American journalist, serving as a News reporter, writer, and Author working for CNN. He joined the network in June 2017.
Bob Ortega Age
Ortega likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 40s.
Bob Ortega Height
Ortega stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Bob Ortega Family
Ortega 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.
Bob Ortega Wife
Ortega is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Bob Ortega’s Net Worth
Ortega has an estimated net worth of between $100,000-$300,000 which he has earned through his successful career as a senior writer.
Bob Ortega Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging from $25,000 – $ 80,000.
Bob Ortega Education
Ortega enrolled at Princeton University in 1976 and graduated after 4years with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Moreover, he attended Columbia University,s Graduate school of journalism in 1982, where he graduated with a Master of Science degree in journalism.
Bob Ortega Career
Ortega serves as a senior writer for CNN Investigates, where he is covering immigration and National security. Prior to joining CNN, Bob was working as an investigative journalist. Most recently he has spent nearly six years at the Arizona Republic as a specialty writer covering the border and focusing on child welfare. Before that Ortega was serving as a managing editor for the Honolulu Civil Beat, where he focused on accountability journalism.
Furthermore, Bob came to Honolulu Civil Beat from the Seattle Times and the Wall Street Journal. Where he reported on child labor and other issues. While at the Journal, Bob wrote: Walmart, the World’s Largest Retailer.” and “In Sam We Trust: The Untold Story of Sam Walton. Previously, Ortega was working for Homer News serving as a managing editor. Additionally, he was serving as a print journalist at the Anchorage Times. While at the station he uncovered a military program testing deadly biological and chemical agents in a remote military base near Delta, Alaska. Bob began his career in Alaska, where Ortega worked as a television reporter in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.
Moreover, Ortega was working overseas training journalists in investigative reporting in countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and Paraguay. He was working through a military coup in Paraguay and revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine. In addition to that, he led a program to assist independent news media in Belarus was shut down by the Lukashenko regime. Which revoked his visa and forced him to leave the country.
Bob has won the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism and the Hillman Prize for social justice reporting. Moreover, he received the Sidney Award for reporting on a deeply flawed and widely used screening test for cervical cancer in 2013. Furthermore, Bob has served as a Knight International Press Fellow in Paraguay and has trained journalists in 17 countries on four continents. Lastly, he was a professor of journalism at Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada.
Bob Ortega Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 300 followers on Facebook, and over 3k followers on his Twitter accounts.