Cecilia Vega ABC News Official Biography

Chief White House Correspondent, ABC News

ByABC News
February 09, 2022, 10:54 AM
PHOTO: ABC News Chief White House Correspondent and Anchor Cecilia Vega
ABC News Chief White House Correspondent and Anchor Cecilia Vega
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— -- Cecilia Vega is an Emmy Award-winning ABC News anchor and the network’s chief White House correspondent. Her work can be seen on all ABC News platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline” and “20/20.”

Vega has led ABC’s White House coverage since President Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Her exchanges with the president and members of his administration have made headlines on everything from relations with Russia, COVID-19, the economy and beyond. Vega’s coverage from the U.S.-Mexico border broke news and pushed the administration to answer tough questions about the influx of migrants, children in detention facilities, and separated families.

Prior to covering the Biden White House, Vega was ABC’s senior White House correspondent covering the Trump administration, giving her a front-row seat to a presidency unlike any other. Her one-on-one exchanges with President Trump led to some of the most defining moments of the administration.

Vega has been a key member of ABC’s politics team, covering some of the most important moments of our time, including three Supreme Court nominations, the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Mueller report, two presidential impeachments and three presidential inaugurations.

Vega logged more than 239,000 miles and spent more than 500 days on the campaign trail covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid while also anchoring the Saturday edition of “World News Tonight.” She also reported on the reelection of President Barack Obama.

Vega first joined ABC News in 2011 as a correspondent based in Los Angeles. Her assignments have taken her to nearly every state and around the world, reporting on major moments in history, including a papal conclave and the Olympics. In the wake of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, Vega traveled to the disaster zone, suiting up and going inside the radioactive power plant — twice. She took a submarine to the bottom of the Arctic and petted whales in the Sea of Cortez. She has interviewed everyone from celebrities to world leaders.

Before joining ABC News, Vega was an Emmy-winning reporter for ABC’s KGO-TV in San Francisco and made her mark as an award-winning print reporter, most recently at The San Francisco Chronicle.

Vega is a San Francisco Bay Area native. She and her husband, Ricardo, live in Washington, D.C., with their rambunctious Boston Terrier, Jalisco.

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