Ed Lavandera Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, and Salary

Ed Lavandera  Biography

Ed Lavandera is a Mexian-American correspondent News Anchor/Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been with the network since 2001.

Ed Lavandera Age

Lavandera is 50 years as of 2023. He was born on January 1, 1973, in Mexico, North America.

Ed Lavandera Height

Lavandera stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Ed Lavandera Family

Lavandera 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.

Ed Lavandera Wife

Lavandera is married to Janie Calandra. The couple tied the knot on March 10, 2001. His wife is the same age as him, but she was born in July. They have been blessed with three children, two identical daughters, and a son.

Ed Lavandera Net Worth

Lavandera has an estimated net worth of between $1 100 00-$777,107  which he has earned through his successful career as a correspondent News Anchor/Reporter.

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Ed Lavandera Salary

He earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 90 000.

Ed Lavandera Education

Lavandera attended the Texas campus. Where he later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Ed is fluent in Spanish.

Ed Lavandera Career

Lavandera works at CNN based in the Dallas bureau serving as a Senior National Correspondent. He has covered a wide range of high-profile and historic stories for the network. His coverage of the Charlotte Riots enabled him to receive the Edward R. Murrow Award. Moreover, Ed was part of the Peabody Award-winning teams to cover the BP Gulf Coast oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. His coverage of the 2019 documentary, “The Hidden Workforce earned him, a Peabody Award.

Furthermore, he has anchored along the U.S.-Mexico border on the wall proposed by President Trump, NC following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, and the deadly ambush of five Dallas police officers. The reports along the U.S.-Mexico border also include the MO after the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the capture and release of POW Bowe Bergdahl,  and the Aurora movie theater shooting. Additionally, Ed has investigated mysterious deaths at controversial pardons from former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour and at a Florida reform school for boys.

Lavandera produced an hour-long documentary about the 2015 Waco, TX shootout between rival motorcycle clubs called “Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout” in the year 2016. The report included never-before-seen surveillance video obtained by CNN, along with exclusive access to major figures of the outlaw motorcycle clubs.

He is mostly known for storytelling and crafting stories that bring to life a wide array of people he meets reporting across the country. He displayed this through his personalization of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl who went missing in Afghanistan in 2009.

In addition to that, Lavandera reported the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, filing some of his reports from a makeshift field hospital in a Gulf Coast airport and from the flooded streets of New Orleans. The year 2005, he anchored from President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. When the anti-war protest was led by Cindy Sheehan and covered the “Mississippi Burning” trial of Edgar Ray Killen. Furthermore, Ed has covered three of four hurricanes to hit Florida in 2004.

He also reported on the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February 2003. Lavandera also anchored on the stories across the Southeast, including the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the Houston mother accused of drowning her children, and the Andrea Yates story.

Ed Lavandera WFAA-TV

Prior, to joining CNN, Ed was working with WFAA-TV in Dallas where he served as a correspondent. While at the station he reported on the aftermath of the El Salvador earthquake, spending a week chronicling victims’ lives.

Moreover, Lavandera covered Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba. In addition to that, he has anchored numerous breaking news across the state of Texas, flooding in southern Texas, and Gulf Coast hurricanes. Ed covered the gubernatorial race between George W. Bush and Ann Richards,  in 1994. In 1992 he reported from the Republican and Democratic political conventions.

Before, joining WFAA-TV, Lavandera was a news reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas. He was also a news anchor and reporter at KOSA-TV in Midland/Odessa, Texas. Moreover, Lavandera earned an Emmy nomination for his work on a Hispanic news magazine program at WFAA-TV and a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club.

Ed Lavandera CNN

Lavandera is working at CNN where She works alongside other famous CNN meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Nia-Malika Henderson
  2. Melanie Hicken
  3. Kristen Holmes
  4. Joe Johns
  5. Athena Jones
  6. Jomana Karadsheh
  7. Randi Kaye
  8. Alison Kosik
  9. Kyung Lah
  10. MJ Lee
  11. Oren Liebermann
  12. Kristie Lu Stout
  13. Suzanne Malveaux
  14. Phil Mattingly

Ed Lavandera 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 4k followers on Instagram, over 800 followers on Facebook, and over 31k followers on his Twitter accounts.

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