Ed Lavandera Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, CNN, Awards, Net Worth

Ed Lavandera

Ed Lavandera Biography

Ed Lavandera is a television personality serving as a National Correspondent for CNN U.S. based in the Dallas bureau. He joined CNN in 2001. Previously, he was a correspondent with WFAA-TV in Dallas. He was also a news reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas as well as a news anchor and reporter at KOSA-TV in Midland/Odessa, Texas.

Ed Lavandera Age

He was born on January 1, 1973 in Mexico, North America.

Ed Lavandera Height

Lavandera is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Ed Lavandera Nationality

He holds both American and Mexican nationality.

Ed Lavandera Education

Lavandera received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in Spanish.

Ed Lavandera Family

When it comes to family, Ed has been reluctant in sharing this information with the public. In a tweet, he mentioned that his dad left Cuba when he was a teenager. There is no more information about his parents or whether he has siblings or not.

Ed Lavandera Wife

Lavandera has not revealed to the public whether he is married, single or in a relationship.

Ed Lavandera CNN

Lavandera is a National Correspondent for CNN U.S. based in the Dallas bureau. Since joining CNN in 2001, he has covered a wide array of historic and high-profile stories for the network.

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

In 2005, Lavandera reported from the President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, during the anti-war protest led by Cindy Sheehan and covered the “Mississippi Burning” trial of Edgar Ray Killen. He also covered three of four hurricanes to hit Florida in 2004


In February 2003, Ed covered the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He followed the effort to recover debris from the shuttle as well as the emotional effect the disaster had on those Texas communities.

Prior to joining CNN, Lavandera was a correspondent with WFAA-TV in Dallas. Lavandera reported on the aftermath of the El Salvador earthquake, spending a week chronicling victims’ lives. He also covered Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba. Lavandera covered numerous breaking news stories across the state of Texas, including the 1997 Republic of Texas standoff, flooding in southern Texas and Gulf Coast hurricanes. In 1994, Lavandera covered the gubernatorial race between George W. Bush and Ann Richards and in 1992, he reported from the Republican and Democratic political conventions.

Earlier, Lavandera was a news reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas. He also worked as a news anchor and reporter at KOSA-TV in Midland/Odessa, Texas.

Ed Lavandera Awards

Lavandera received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News coverage of the Charlotte Riots and was a part of the Peabody Award winning teams to cover the BP Gulf Coast oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. He also won a Peabody Award for his 2019 documentary, “The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America,” exposing how undocumented immigrants are deeply woven into the fabric of American society, and often in the most unlikely places.

He earned a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club and an Emmy nomination for his work on a Hispanic news magazine program at WFAA-TV.

Ed Lavandera Salary

He receives a salary of $81, 213 per year.

Ed Lavandera Net Worth

Lavandera has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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