Jim De La Vega Bio, Wiki, Age, KMPH, Wife, Net worth, Salary, and Twitter

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Jim De La Vega Profile

Jim De La Vega is an American Midday Anchor and Crime reporter who is currently working at KMPH News. At the station, he serves Midday Anchor and Crime reporter.

Jim De La Vega Age

La Vega is 55 years old as of 2023. he was born on 15 January 1968 in East Harlem, New York, United States of America. Additionally, he celebrates his birthday on 15th January every year.

Jim De La Vega Height

He stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Jim De La Vega Family

La Vega has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.

Jim De La Vega Wife

Jim went across the country to be the main anchor at a CBS affiliate in Idaho and that is where he met his wife. “She was just beginning her career and I helped her become an anchor. Although, if I’m being honest, she didn’t need much help. She’s a natural communicator and that’s the key to being a good anchor.”When his wife left for a job in Oregon, Jim turned down several lucrative offers of his own to follow her. “Ultimately we ended up co-anchoring together for close to ten years.” However, he has not revealed whether they have children or not. Research is ongoing and we will update this information as soon as it is available.

Jim De La Vega Crime report

As a crime reporter, he’s covered serial killers, spree-killers, maniacs, and murderers resulting in his having been threatened and even shot at twice. But he always got the story. And reported a myriad of mudslides, floods, and wildfires on both the East and West coast. As a political reporter, Jim has interviewed Presidents: Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Carter. As well as Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Jack Kemp, John Glenn, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, George Stephanopoulos, Geraldine Ferraro, Jessie Jackson . . . just to name a few. Jim is an award-winning journalist and three-time winner of the Associated Press Best Newscast Award. And reported from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary, for the execution of Jerry Lee Moore.

Jim De La Vega
Jim De La Vega

He once confronted, the then Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. William Rehnquist when the justice barred broadcast media from covering an event but allowed print reporters. “Early in my career, I had more brass than brains.” Jim recounts. “Luckily for me, the Chief Justice seemed amused that this skinny kid from Georgia had the temerity to question the most powerful jurist in the country. He even answered my question explaining that our cameras were banned because he didn’t like the way he looked on TV. Whew. But I got the story.” Jim began his broadcast career at the age of 16. When a teacher arranged an interview with a local radio station explaining, “Anyone that talks as much as you might as well get paid for it.”

Jim De La Vega Career

He was hired as the “sometimes, fill-in, weekend guy” and went on to become one of the youngest radio stations General Managers in the country. “I wasn’t after a management position but I was working three jobs to pay for college. And that position allowed me to work only one.” After getting his Bachelor of Science in Political Science. And in Journalism, Jim turned down a scholarship to law school to take an entry-level position in television. “I started in the shipping department, learned to run cameras, and became a copywriter. Then a director, production manager, and finally a reporter in the news department.”

Once in the newsroom he quickly moved up the ranks becoming a lead anchor and ultimately the News Director & Anchor (a position he would go on to hold in three other states). After working for NBC then an ABC affiliate in Georgia.  Jim went across the country to be the main anchor at a CBS affiliate in Idaho. “She was just beginning her career and I helped her become an anchor. Although, if I’m being honest, she didn’t need much help. She’s a natural communicator and that’s the key to being a good anchor.

” When his wife left for a job in Oregon, Jim turned down several lucrative offers of his own to follow her. “Ultimately we ended up co-anchoring together for close to ten years.” Jim is a frequent public speaker and a master of ceremonies. He says he’s always willing to help out a good cause. “Just call or email and if my schedule allows it I would be glad to help out.” In addition to his passion for news, Jim is also a prolific author spending much of his downtime writing novels. “If I’m not on the air or a story I’m on the keyboard.

Jim De La Vega Salary

He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at KMPH News.

Jim De La Vega Net Worth

La Vega has an estimated annual salary of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as an Anchor and Crime reporter.

Jim De La Vega Social Media Platforms

La Vega is active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 982 followers on Twitter, 935 followers on Instagram, and 2.2k followers on Facebook.

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