An Emmy Award-winning journalist, television personality and author, Mike Taibbi is widely known for his work in Today, NBC News Decision 2012 and NBC News Special: The Inauguration of Barack Obama. He has won five Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Atlanta Film Festival Gold Medal and dozens of other national awards for broadcast and print journalism.

Early Life & Education

Loren Ames Denny was born in 1949, in Hawaii, U.S. to Filipino-Hawaiian mother, Camilla Salinas (Died in 1998). His biological parents were unwed teen when Taibbi was born out of a wedlock. At eight, he was adopted by Salvatore Taibbi and Gaetana Taibbi. He was raised with the name, Mike Taibbi in New York City. The surname, Taibbi is of Sicilian, which of Arabic/Lebanese origin.

Mike Taibbi biography, bio, wiki, net worth, education, son, mother, real mother A studio photo of Taibbi’s biological mother, Camila Salinas (Left) and Mike Taibbi at the age of 17
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Taibbi joined the Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Science in English and Sociology in 1971. After that, he attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a William Benton Fellow.


Mike Taibbi, who has been inspired by the story of former US President Barack Obama left his foster home to pursue a career in journalism as a teenager. Neither black nor white but ethnic in some undefined way; neither rich nor destitute, privileged nor isolated by class or education, Mike Taibbi used bits of his scant biography as needed to gain entry into one different world after another.

Finally, Taibbi began his professional career serving as a reporter for WCVB-TV, Boston in 1971. Then, worked as an investigate reporter for WNAC-TV in Boston and WNBC-TV and WCBS-TV in New York. After that, he was a correspondent for 48 Hours at CBS. Later, Taibbi became a London-based correspondent for ABC News.

Mike Taibbi is an NBC News contributor based in New York. He began reporting for NBC News in August of 1997, originally for the newsmagazine, Dateline NBC. Taibbi appears on the NBC Nightly News with other co-hosts including Brian Williams, Lester Holt, Tom Costello etc.

Other Works & Achievements

In addition to his work for Dateline NBC, Taibbi reports for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. His responsibilities have included a 12-week tour in Pakistan/Afghanistan during the war on terrorism and four recent return trips to the region.

Taibbi spent three months in Jordan and Iraq covering the 2003 Iraq War and, in the summer of 2003, returned to Afghanistan to prepare a series of eight reports for Nightly News and The Today Show on that country’s progress and lack of same in the two years since 9/11.

Taibbi has won numerous awards including more than 30 local Emmy Awards and one national Emmy Award. He is the winner of five Edward R. Murrow Awards. He also won an Atlanta Film Festival Gold Medal and dozens of other national awards for broadcast and print journalism.


Taibbi is the author of the book “Unholy Alliances: Working the Tawana Brawley Story,” (Harcourt Brace, 1990). He has written scores of articles in publications including the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Sail, Cruising World and Yankee Magazine.

Personal Life & Net Worth

Mike Taibbi is married to Siobhan Walsh. They welcomed their son Matt Taibbi on March 2, 1970. Matt is now a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. Taibbi currently resides in New York City with his wife and family. Mike Taibb, one of the ‘suppossed’ higest paid journalist has not revealed his net worth nor salary.