Lucia Newman Biography
Lucia Newman is an English-language journalist who currently works for Al Jazeera. For many years, she served as a CNN correspondent.
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
After graduating from high school, she went to the University of Chile in Santiago to study journalism. Newman saw that her teachers and coworkers began to leave after General Augusto Pinochet’s revolution on September 11, 1973. Newman moved to Australia, where she found work as a Spanish–English translator at the Chilean Embassy, describing the scenario as “frightening, nay, terrible.” She was accepted as a “tuition-free” student at the University of New South Wales. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication in April 1979 from the University of New South Wales.
Lucia Newman – Family
All international journalists and diplomats were accommodated at Moscow’s Metropol Hotel at the time of the meeting, making it easy for Russian officials to keep track of everyone. Lucia Meza, her mum, was a junior cultural attaché, and Joseph Newman, her dad, was the bureau head of the New York Herald Tribune. The two met through Walter Cronkite, who worked as a matchmaker since they would not have married if Cronkite had not intervened on her father’s behalf. Both have a long history of writing about international issues. Her father was forced to flee Moscow after criticizing the dictatorship, and her mother was forced to flee after Chile severed ties with the Soviet Union.
For three years, the couple lived in Berlin, and then for three years in London, where Lucia and her two sisters were born. After three years in Buenos Aires, the family relocated to New York. Joseph Newman worked at the U.N. and contributed to the editorial page of the New York Herald Tribune with his byline. When the Tribune folded following a lengthy strike, the family relocated to Bronxville, New York, putting an end to the country’s longest-running newspaper.
Lucia attended PS #8 in Bronxville, NY, where she saw her father interview major national and global leaders on the first talking news show in New York, Faces and Places in the News, every week in her current events class. Lucia and her family moved to Washington, DC, after she finished seventh grade, where her father began the Book Division of US News & World Report. She was chastised for not conducting interviews with opponents of the Cuban dictatorship. Pérez wanted Newman to represent Cuba as a “normal” country, not a “rogue nation.”
Demetrio Olaciregui, a Panamanian official and documentary filmmaker, was Newman’s husband. Pia and Laura are their two children (Laurita). Newman is currently based in Santiago, Chile, but his family comes from 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 spent 20 years with CNN, reporting from all around Latin America. She was in Panama in 1987, when on September 16, a mob spotted her smirking during an interview with Manuel Noriega, prompting the Panamanian administration to deport her. She was described to as a “disinformer” by Noriega. She worked as a journalist in Nicaragua from 1985 to 1989 and as a correspondent in Chile from 1989 to 1993. From 1993 until 1997, she was the director of the agency in Mexico.
She left CNN in the months leading up to the launch of Al Jazeera English in 2006. She’s been with the station ever since. Despite the fact that she is now the Latin America editor and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she continues to appear on-air on a regular basis.
In addition to traditional news reporting as a journalist across many countries and live studio-lining, she performed studio interviews with the President of Uruguay and the former President of Chile for the series Talk to Al Jazeera, and she discussed an extended piece of reportage on the strange institution that is the Colonia Dignidad for the series Al Jazeera Correspondent.
Awards for Newman
Her contributions to “the promotion of press freedom and inter-American understanding” earned her the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University in 1991.
Newman was the first American journalist to be given permanent citizenship in Cuba in 27 years in March 1997.
Ninoska Pérez Castellón reprimanded Newman after her maiden news show for not interviewing opponents of the Cuban dictatorship. Pérez wanted Newman to represent Cuba as a “normal” country, not a “rogue nation.”