Full name : Ed Lavandera
Date of birth: May 19, 1970
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Profession: Correspondent, news reporter, journalist.
Relationship: Janine Calandra
Ethnicity: Hispanic /Latino.
Who is Ed Lavandera? Ed Lavandera’s Wiki -Bio
Ed Lavandera, a prominent figure in the world of journalism, was born on May 19, 1970. As of 2023, he is 53 years old and has established a distinguished career as a seasoned journalist. Beyond his professional achievements, Ed Lavander’s commitment to storytelling and reporting has made him a respected voice in the field of news. He graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a degree in journalism. Presently, Ed is a correspondent and news reporter for the CNN news channel and according to his Instagram page, an aspiring photographer. He speaks Spanish fluently.
Ed Lavandera’s Career
Ed works for the CNN U.S. based in the Dallas Bureau, Texas. Since he joined the top media channel nineteen years ago, he has achieved some remarkable feats in his career. However, before joining CNN, Ed had worked with some local stations in the Texas region, including KVUE-TV, WFAA-TV, and KOSA-TV.
Below is a brief overview of his career at its different stages
KVUE TV was based in Austin, Texas the same city where Ed had attended university. After he was through with his degree, Ed became a correspondent for KVUE. While at KVUE, he covered reports on the earthquake in El Salvador and spent a week collating the stories of people in the region and how they were adapting to the natural disaster. He was first hand available to cover virtually every major breaking news in Texas, including the flooding in southern Texas as well as the Gulf hurricanes.
In 1994, when George W. Bush was contesting for the office of governor against Ann Richards, Lavandera covered the story. He was also live at the Republican and Democratic convention that was held in 1992.
WFAA was the second home to Lavandera’s career as a journalist. He joined WFAA immediately after leaving KVUE TV and worked in the same capacity here as well. He was a news correspondent.
Much later, Ed would move on to join KOSA TV still in the Midland Texas, and Odessa, Texas region. At KOSA, he switched roles up a bit and was a news anchor and reporter.
Ed Lavandera joined CNN in the year 2001 and he has remained a reporter there ever since. In his long-running career with the news channel, he has broken many major news, as well as covered major social issues affecting Americans. He reported on President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US and Mexico borders to serve as a demarcation between the two nations.
Lavandera also reported the ambush of five Dallas police officers, he covered the story of the three hurricanes hitting Florida as well as the Mississippi burning trial of Edgar Ray Killen. In 2012, he carried out an investigative story on the strange death of school students at a Florida high school for boys. Uncovering dirty secrets of alleged molestation, abuse, torture, and harassment by members of staff on the boys.
Ed Lavandera’s Awards
Ed Lavandera has forged a distinguished career marked by extensive coverage of historic events, earning him prestigious accolades.
Notably, Lavandera received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the Charlotte Riots and contributed to Peabody Award-winning teams covering the BP Gulf Coast oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. His commitment to shedding light on critical issues is exemplified by his 2019 Peabody Award-winning documentary, “The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America,” which unveiled the lives of undocumented immigrants.
Ed Lavandera’s Notable Achievements
Lavandera’s reporting spans diverse locations and events, from the U.S.-Mexico border to protests in Charlotte, NC, following the death of Keith Lamont Scott. He covered the tragic ambush of five Dallas police officers, unrest in Ferguson, MO, after the shooting of Michael Brown, and the aftermath of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Natural disasters, including Oklahoma tornadoes and a Texas fertilizer plant explosion, also fell under his investigative lens. His work delved into the influence of violent Mexican drug cartels on American society and probed mysterious deaths at a Florida reform school.
In 2016, Lavandera produced an inside look at the 2015 Waco, TX shootout between rival motorcycle clubs, offering exclusive access to key figures.
Known for passionate storytelling, Lavandera’s reports capture diverse individuals. His coverage of Hurricane Katrina showcased his commitment, filing reports from a makeshift field hospital and flooded streets of New Orleans.
His extensive career includes reporting on the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the anti-war protest led by Cindy Sheehan, and the “Mississippi Burning” trial. Lavandera also covered multiple hurricanes, the El Salvador earthquake aftermath, and Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba.
Before CNN, he worked as a correspondent at WFAA-TV in Dallas, covering events like the El Salvador earthquake aftermath and Pope John Paul II’s Cuba visit. His work earned a Katie Award and an Emmy nomination. Lavandera holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, excelling in Spanish. His enduring commitment to impactful reporting has left an indelible mark on journalism.
Ed Lavandera’s Net worth
Ed Lavandera’s Worth in 2023 is estimated to be around $1.5 million