Lucia Newman Biography
Lucia Newman is a journalist who presently works for Al Jazeera English. She formerly worked as a CNN correspondent for many years.
How old is Lucia Newman? – Age
Newman was born on February 18, 1952, in London, to parents from the United States and Chile. He is 69 years as of 221.
Where did Lucia Newman go to school? – Education
She studied journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago after graduating from high school. Following General Augusto Pinochet’s revolution on September 11, 1973, Newman noticed that her teachers and coworkers began to vanish.
Newman, who described the situation as “frightening, no, horrifying,” relocated to Australia, where she found work as a Spanish–English translator at the Chilean Embassy. The University of New South Wales admitted her as a student “tuition-free.” She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a bachelor’s degree in communication in April 1979.
Lucia Newman – Family
When they met, all international journalists and diplomats were lodged at Moscow’s Metropol Hotel, making it easier for the Russian authorities to keep track of everyone. Her mother, Lucia Meza, was a junior cultural attaché, and her father, Joseph Newman, was the New York Herald Tribune’s bureau chief. They were acquainted by Walter Cronkite, who acted as a matchmaker, since they would not have married if Cronkite had not intervened on her father’s behalf, according to her mother. Both have a lengthy history of writing about global affairs. Her father had to leave Moscow for criticizing the dictatorship, and her mother had to depart after Chile cut diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. As the New York Herald Tribune’s Bureau Chief, the couple relocated to Berlin for three years, then to London for three years, where Lucia and her two sisters were born. After three years in Buenos Aires, the family relocated to New York. Joseph Newman worked for the United Nations, and his byline appeared on the editorial page of the New York Herald Tribune. When the Tribune folded following a protracted strike, the family relocated to Bronxville, New York, thereby ending the longest-running newspaper in US history. Lucia attended PS #8 in Bronxville, NY, where she saw her father, in her current events class, interview famous national and global leaders on Faces and Places in the News, New York’s first talking news show. Lucia and her family relocated to Washington, DC, when she completed the seventh school, where her father established the Book Division of US News & World Report. Lucia traveled to Santiago, Chile, after high school to attend the University of Chile.
Newman was married to Demetrio Olaciregui, a Panamanian official and documentary filmmaker. They have two children, Pia and Laura (Laurita). Newman presently resides in Santiago, Chile, but his family is situated in Argentina.
What is Newman’s Salary?
Her salary is under review.
Newman Net Worth
Lucia’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Newman worked for CNN for 20 years, reporting from all throughout Latin America. She was in Panama in 1987, and on September 16, the Panamanian government removed her when a mob observed her smirking during an interview with Manuel Noriega. Noriega referred to her as a “disinformer.” From 1985 to 1989, she was a journalist in Nicaragua, and from 1989 to 1993, she was a correspondent in Chile. She was the director of the bureau in Mexico from 1993 until 1997. Al Jazeera English is an English-language news channel.
In the run-up to the debut of Al Jazeera English in 2006, she quit CNN. She has been with the station since then. She is currently the Latin America editor, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yet she continues to appear on-air on a regular basis.
In 2013, she conducted studio interviews with the President of Uruguay and the former President of Chile for the series Talk to Al Jazeera, and she presented an extended piece of reportage on the peculiar institution that is the Colonia Dignidad for the series Al Jazeera Correspondent, in addition to conventional news-reporting as a correspondent in several countries, plus live studio-lining.
Columbia University awarded her the Maria Moors Cabot Award in 1991 for her contributions to “the development of press freedom and inter-American understanding.”
In March 1997, Newman became the first American journalist to be granted permanent residency in Cuba in 27 years.
However, following Newman’s first news program, Ninoska Pérez Castellón chastised her for not interviewing opponents of the Cuban regime. Pérez wished for Newman to portray Cuba as a “normal” place rather than a “rogue nation.”