Manu Raju Biography
Manu Raju is an American Journalist and Senior Congressional correspondent at CNN, she covers the United States Congress and campaign politics. Having previously reported for Politico as a senior Capitol Hill correspondent and for other D.C news outlets as well she is an experienced Washington, D.C reporter.
For reporting on D.C. and his coverage of campaign politics, she has won multiple journalism awards. He moderated debates in two of the biggest races in the country in 2014 for a key Senate seat in Colorado and a hotly contested governor’s race there as well.
He has continuously interviewed major political figures on national TV, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. John McCain.
Manu Raju Age
Raju was born on February 9, 1980, in Darien, Illinois. He is 42 years old.
Manu Raju Family
Raju was brought up in Darien, Illinois, he is the son of N.K. Raju and Vidya Raju. His parents are both doctors who emigrated from Karnataka, India in the 1970s and worked at the National Institutes of Health.
Tonse Raju his father is a neonatologist and a former professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a grandfather named Gopalakrishna Adiga, who was a legendary poet from South India who wrote in Kannada.
Manu Raju Education
He graduated in 1998 from Hinsdale South High School. He graduated in 2002 with a degree in Business administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has worked as the sports editor for The Badger Herald student newspaper.
Manu Raju Wife
He is married to his wife Archana Mehta an entrepreneur with the company AM Strategies. According to their tweet and pictures on social media, they both love each other.
They two have twin children a boy and a girl who was born in 2015. The couple is enjoying their happy married life and newly conceived parenthood and they love spending time together when they are free.
Manu Raju CNN
Raju joined CNN in September 2015. He was previously a regular guest on many networks and programs including NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation before joining CNN. Erik Wemple of The Washington Post called the move a “towering get” for the network when Raju was hired by CNN.
During the 2013 government and in 2014 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s high-profile reelection race Raju has developed a reputation for finding out what politicians are discussing behind the scenes and broke major stories.
He was the network’s lead correspondent covering Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, covered extensively the GOP establishment’s struggle with Donald Trump, and broke big news in high-profile Senate races, including in New Hampshire in 2016.
Raju was featured on the cover of the India Abroad newspaper in 2017 which was dubbed the “King of the Hill” for his reporting on key decision-makers in the United States and on Capitol Hill.
A Former Politico editor was quoted saying; “Raju excels at that inside-the-room reporting.” There was an article called “Raju one of the very few Indian American journalists in such a prominent position in the mainstream media.”
In January 2017 Raju broke a news story when he detailed a stock that raised ethical and legal questions for Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services nominee. Though the Trump administration requested a retraction, fact-checkers found Raju’s story to be accurate, and Wemple called Raju’s reporting on the story “a model of careful and measured journalism.”
Manu Raju Net Worth
He has a net worth of roughly $3 million which he deserves based on his reputation.
Manu Raju Salary
He earns an estimated salary of around $100,000 dollars annually.
Manu Raju Ethnicity
He is an American born in Darien Illinois.
Manu Raju Awards
Manu was honored with the 2016 Joan Shorenstein Barone Award in 2017 for excellence in Washington-based reporting of Congressional and political affairs for his coverage of Congress and campaign politics. He received the award at the 2017 Radio and TV Correspondents Association dinner in Washington, where the host, Bobby Bones, credited his “tenacity” and “relentless” coverage.
The judges awarded her with the prize for his piece detailing how the New Hampshire Senate candidates from both parties struggled to embrace their respective presidential nominees, providing “forward-looking and sharp coverage of the dynamics affecting congressional races around the country” and “skillfully questioning candidates by pushing them to go beyond talking points.”
Washington Life magazine named Manu one of the city’s “movers and shakers” under the age of 40 in 2015. In the same year, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his high school, Hinsdale South.
He was awarded first prize by the Society of Professional Journalists in D.C. in 2015 for beat coverage of the 2014 midterm elections, and a Folio Eddie Award for a feature profile he co-authored on Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Manu was part of a team of four reporters in 2012 that won the White House Correspondents Association’s prestigious Merriman Smith Memorial Award for presidential reporting under deadline pressure for their coverage of the 2011 debt ceiling crisis.
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