Jim De La Vega Biography
Jim De La Vega is an American author/anchor working with FOX26/KMPH News where she serves the station as a News Anchor. He has been working with the station since April 2008.
Jim De La Vega Education
De La Vega turned down a law school scholarship to pursue an entry-level position in television after earning his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Journalism.
Jim De La Vega Career
De La Vega works with KMPH News where he serves the station as a News Anchor. He has broadcast live for CNN, been featured in a BBC documentary, and covered the execution of Jerry Lee Moore from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary.
Asides from this, he has also covered serial killers, spree killers, maniacs, and murderers as a crime reporter, and he’s been threatened and even shot at twice. But he was always right. Jim has also chased tornadoes in Georgia, covered hurricanes in Florida, and covered mudslides, floods, and wildfires on both the East and West coasts.
He has covered the execution of Jerry Lee Moore from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary, broadcast live for CNN, and been featured in a BBC documentary. As a crime reporter, he’s covered serial killers, spree killers, maniacs, and murderers, and he’s been threatened and even shot at twice. However, he was always correct. He has chased tornadoes in Georgia, hurricanes in Florida, and mudslides, floods, and wildfires on both the East and West coasts.
Jim has interviewed Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Carter while working as a political reporter. To name a few, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Jack Kemp, John Glenn, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, George Stephanopoulos, Geraldine Ferraro, and Jessie Jackson. He once confronted William Rehnquist, then Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, when the justice barred broadcast media from covering an event but allowed print reporters to do so.
The Chief Justice seemed amused that this skinny kid from Georgia had the audacity to question the country’s most powerful jurist. He even responded to Jim’s question by explaining that cameras were prohibited because he didn’t like the way he looked at them. Jim began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 when a teacher arranged an interview with a local radio station, stating, “Anyone who talks as much as you should get paid for it.”
He was hired as the “occasional fill-in, weekend guy” and went on to become one of the country’s youngest radio station General Managers. Once in the newsroom, he quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the News Director & Anchor.
Jim moved across the country to be the main anchor at a CBS affiliate in Idaho after working for NBC and an ABC affiliate in Georgia.De La Vega is a frequent public speaker and master of ceremonies, and he says he’s always willing to lend a hand to a worthy cause. He, in addition to his interest in news, is a prolific author who spends much of his spare time writing novels.
Jim De La Vega Age
De La Vega likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Jim De La Vega Height
De La Vega stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Jim De La Vega Family
De La Vega has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Jim has any siblings.
Jim De La Vega Wife
De La Vega is married to Mrs. De La Vega. The couple met while he was working at a CBS affiliate in Idaho. His wife is also an anchor with who he co-anchored for almost 10 years in Oregon. He posted a photo of her on his Instagram Account on the 15th of February 2021 wishing him a Happy Valentines’ Day.
Jim De La Vega’s Net Worth
De La Vega has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Jim De La Vega Salary
De La Vega earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Jim De La Vega FOX 26
Vega works at FOX 26 where he works alongside other famous FOX 26 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Kopi Sotiropulos
- Kim Stephens
- Liz Gonzalez
- Rich Rodriguez
- Justin Willis
- Sammi Jo Francis
- Tom Zizka
- Melissa Wilson
- Jim Siebert
- Stephen Morgan
- Kaitlin Monte
- Denise Middleton
- Jonathan Martin
- Sally MacDonald
- Mike Iscovitz
- Greg Groogan
- Ruben Dominguez
- Lina de Florias
- John Dawson
- Mark Berman
- Isiah Carey
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about De La Vega.
|Who is Vega?||He is an American American Author/Anchor working with FOX26/KMPH News|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Spouse||Mrs. De La Vega|
|Salary||$40,000 – $ 110,500|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|