Leyla Santiago Biography
Leyla Santiago is an American and Mexican Television reporter, a correspondent for CNN based in Mexico City. She studied at the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor’s degree. she speaks English and Spanish.
Leyla Santiago Age
She was born on the 12th of July. Her year of birth is not known, but many rate her as of age thirties.
Leyla Santiago Parents | Family
She has kept her family and her parents away from the limelight. After a devastating hailstorm damaged the surrounding of her native land, Puerto Rico. She met her parents and had an emotional reunion with her family in Puerto Rico after having been out of touch with them since the storm hit. She has twin siblings, a brother, and a sister.
Leyla Santiago Husband
She is married to Zac Gooch, a videographer. The couple met when she was working at WRAL network.
Leyla Santiago Height
Her height records are not recorded, it will be updated soon.
Leyla Santiago Career
She was a news anchor and reporter for WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, at WRAL, she together with her team won the prestigious Alfred I. DuPont award for the documentary about the surge in illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico ‘The Journey Alone.’
She traveled, tracing the path of the children to the Rio Grande Valley and investigating how the crisis impacted North Carolina. She extensively covered the results of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which gained her a Peabody Award nomination as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award for CNN.
She has also served as a morning anchor for KBAK/KBFX in Bakersfield, California, for NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia and as a reporter for KTUU in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2010, she won Emmy awards for her coverage of wildfires in California and the 2014 crippling winter storm in Raleigh. In 2011, she was presented with the Mark Twain award for best anchor by the Associated Press. In 2016, she begun working for CNN network based in Mexico.
Leyla Santiago Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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Santiago Leyla Asks Caravan Immigrant If She Had Been Raped On Journey
CNN’s Santiago Leyla interviewed several of the more than 1,000 migrants traveling through Mexico Friday and asked them “about the rapes that President Trump had talked about on this journey.”
Santiago approached a woman holding a young child shortly after passengers began exiting a bus in Pueblo, Mexico.
“She has two children,” Santiago said, translating the women’s answer. “She’s saying there is a lot of violence where she’s coming from.”
“A child of this age cannot be dangerous,” she continued, translating the women’s response when asked if they were “dangerous.”
The woman told Santiago she is going to the Unite States before the CNN reporter asked her “about the rapes President Trump has talked about on this journey.”
The woman asked Santiago to repeat her question before saying the “women have not been assaulted.”