Veronica De La Cruz Biography
Veronica de la Cruz is an American anchor/reporter and philanthropist working at Scripps News. There she serves as a National News Anchor. She has been working there since September 2021.
Veronica De La Cruz Age
Veronica was born on August 13, 1980, in Northern California, U.S. He is 41 years old as of 2021. She celebrates her birthday on the 13th of August every year.
Veronica De La Cruz Height
Cruz stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Veronica De La Cruz Family
Her father is a Jewish American from Germany and France, and her mother is Chinese and Filipino. As a teenager, before an injury terminated her career, she was a professional figure skater. Veronica is half Filipino-Chinese and half French-German Jewish, and she grew up at home listening to many languages. She often advises the next generation of journalists as a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Veronica De La Cruz Husband
Cruz is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Veronica De La Cruz Net Worth
Cruz has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Veronica De La Cruz Salary
Cruz earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Veronica De La Cruz Career
Cruz serves at Scripps News as a National News Anchor. Prior to joining Scripps News, she worked for CBS 5 San Fransisco as a co-anchor of 6:00 pm news. She also hosted “Bay Area Nightbeat” on KPIX’s sister station, KBCW, at 10 pm.
As an evening anchor, Veronica joined KPIX 5 in 2014 and launched Bay Area Nightbeat, a fast-paced KBCW evening newscast where she enjoyed engaging audiences through several social media channels. She was at the forefront of emerging technologies all the time.
More than 200,000 individuals from 14 countries were killed by the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Months after the tragedy, heartbroken families were still looking for loved ones who were lost. “Veronica De La Cruz worked for CNN and focused on connecting the displaced from the” Victims and Relief Desk. Before her family moved to Southern California, Veronica was born in the Central Valley and spent her early years in Half Moon Bay. As a professional figure skater, she spent her formative years there.
Before embarking on her journalism career, she returned to Los Angeles to attend college. After hitching a show to a dot com, Veronica started out as a music journalist. The pitch led to a job that allowed her to interview musicians and DJs to travel the world.
She then moved to Yuma, Arizona to take an anchor and evening reporter position at the NBC affiliate in the morning and mid-day. Then it was on to CNN, where she helped launch the first CNN Pipeline online news service.
Finally, she became an anchor and correspondent at CNN, wherein in 2007 she was the first reporter to use Twitter on the air and the first to use “the magic wall,” a massive multi-touch technology display. It has become a staple of the political coverage of the cable network, enabling anchors to view data and election results.
While at CNN, Veronica was honored for her coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award and a prestigious George Foster Peabody award for her work during Hurricane Katrina. While on the network, she covered a lot of breaking news, including the war between Israel and Hezbollah, the death of President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, the fall of Wall Street in 2008, and the housing market.
However, she is most proud of her in-depth stories on the hungry, the plight of migrant farmworkers, and the “Asian in America” special from CNN. She moved to NBC News & MSNBC after nearly six years at CNN, where she was the host of “First Look” and “Early Today Show” on NBC. She has worked for both NBC and MSNBC as a reporter.
Veronica De La Cruz CBS 5
De La Cruz has worked at CBS 5 where she worked alongside other famous CBS 5 anchors and reporters including;
- Len Kiese
- Anne Makovec
- Michelle Griego
- Elizabeth Cook
- Allen Martin
- Ken Bastida
- Juliette Goodrich
- Andrea Nakano
- Vern Glenn
- Dennis O’Donnell
- Gianna Franco
Veronica De La Cruz Social Media Platforms
Cruz is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 17.9k followers on Twitter, over 11.3k followers on Instagram, and over 14k followers on Facebook.