Miguel Marquez Biography
Miguel Marquez, a famous name in Journalism, is a Journalist who has experience of working with various networks such as CNN and ABC. Born on September 3, 1967, Marquez belongs to American Nationality. He was born in New Mexico, United States and has the prior experience of working with big media houses. Marquez is considered as a dedicated and hardworking journalist as he has been reporting frequently from Iraq putting his life at risk. He passions about his profession and doesn’t consider any obstacles when it comes to reporting and journalism. He has been threatened to death by various groups while he was in his duty.
LIFE & CAREER
At beginning of his career in journalism, Miguel Marquez worked with WNBC TV in New York from 1998 to 1999. In 1999 he started to work for Phoenix Arizona. He worked in Arizona for three years and then started to work as an anchor at Headline News. After working as an anchor for short time, he transferred to CNN and started to work as Los-Angeles-based correspondents in March 2003.
Miguel Marquez completed his early education in his hometown New Mexico. He received associate’s degree from the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated with bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Mexico. Later on, he attended Columbia University and earned Master in International Affairs.Before he started his career in journalism, he had worked with the Congressional Research Service as a researcher. He had also worked for U.S representative Bill Richardson as a legislative aide before he became the journalist.
During his journalism career, Miguel Marquez has taken the high risk while reporting. In 2011 he was attacked by Bahraini police forces while reporting 2011 Bahrain Protest but he showed his passion in reporting and bravery when he didn’t stop covering the incident via a phone call to ABC News in New York despite being attacked. He also worked in Afghanistan, where he was the only TV reporter present covering a major marine operation in Now Zad, Helmand Province. He made more than a dozen of trips to Iraq and covered the conflict. He also has reported Norway Bombing and children’s massacre while he has been working for CNN.
Considering his contribution in Journalism and media, Miguel Marquez has been awarded various awards including News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding coverage of a current news story long form. He has also been nominated for News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
No! No! No! Hey! I’m a journalist here! I’m going! I’m going! I’m going! I’m going! … I’m hit” Miguel Marquez words on-aired while he was attacked by Bahraini police during coverage of 2011 Bahraini Protests.
While coming to his personal life, Miguel Marquez does not seem to be straight as he is a member of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and National Association of Hispanic Journalist. He remained silent about his marital status and there has been no any authenticating source to reveal his net worth and earnings in the exact figure.