Manu Raju Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, CNN, Net Worth, and Salary

Manu RajuBiography

Manu Raju is an American Reporter and Correspondent working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been working with the network since 2015.

Manu Raju Age

Raju is 42 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 9, 1980, in Downers, Grove, Illinois, United States.

Manu Raju Height

Raju stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Manu Raju Family

Raju was raised in Darien, Illinois with his parents, Vidya Raju his mother, and Dr.Tonse N.k. Raju his father. Dr.Tobnse his father works as a neonatologist, previously he worked as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In the 70s his parents relocated from Karnataka, India, and has their first job there at the National Institutes of Health.

Manu was brought up alongside his brother, Sharat Raju. His brother is an American writer and director who is well known for making films and documentaries about immigrant lives in American society. Moreover, Raju has a prominent late grandfather named Gopalakrishna Adiga. Who is a legendary poet from South India, and is also responsible for writing in the language of Kannada.

Manu Raju Wife

Raju is married to Archana Mehta. The couple is blessed with 2 identical Twins; a daughter namely Sonya Shushila, and a son named Sanjay Mehta born on November 6, 2015. The kids are 7 years old as of 2022.

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Manu Raju’s Net Worth

Raju has an estimated net worth of between $500,000-$1Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Reporter and Correspondent.

Manu Raju Salary

He earns an annual salary ranging from $50,000 – $90,000.

Manu Raju Education

Raju attended Hinsdale South High School and in 1998 he graduated. Later on, Manu graduated in the year 2002 with a degree in Business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as the sports editor for the Badger Herald student newspaper.

Manu Raju Career

Raju works for CNN  in Atlanta, Georgia serving as a chief congressional correspondent, where he covers Capitol Hill and campaign politics. Before he was atop Capitol Hill correspondent at Politico for seven years. Prior to that Manu reported for Congressional Quarterly and The Hill newspaper. Additionally, he has been a guest on political talk shows on TV and radio.

Moreover, Raju won multiple journalisms for his reporting of his coverage of campaign politics and the major battles consuming Washington. In addition to that, he was part of a team of reporters. Who won the David Bloom award from the Radio and Television Correspondents Association for their coverage of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. In 2022, Manu was recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club with its  Sacred Cat award. That is given annually to a national reporter for making distinguished contributions to the field of journalism.

Manu Raju Awards

Additionally, he was selected as the winner of the David Bloom Aaward by the Radio-Television Correspondents Association. Moreover, in 2021, Raju was part of a team of four reporters who won the White House Correspondents Association’s prestigious Merriman Smith award for presidential. The award was for reporting under deadline pressure for their coverage of the debt ceiling crisis. He received the first prize from the Society of Professional Journalists in D.C.  The award was for beat coverage of the 2014 midterm elections, and a Folio: Eddie Award for a feature profile on Senator Elizabeth Warren. Furthermore, Manu was awarded the Joan Shorenstein Barone award. Which is given annually for best congressional reporting by the Radio and Television Correspondent Association

He has developed a reputation as a reporter who can find out what politicians are privately discussing out of the public’s view. Moreover, he is known for his skillful and sharp questioning of politicians, a skill he showcased in 2014. When he moderated debates in two of the biggest races in the country that include a hotly contested governor’s race there as well, and for a key Senate seat in Colorado. He began his journalism career at the student newspaper The Badger Herald at the University of Wisconsin-Madiso.

Manu Raju 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 20k followers on Instagram, over 7k followers on Facebook, and over 600k followers on his Twitter accounts.

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