Blake Essig Biography
Blake Essig is an American Emmy award-winning journalist working for CNN as an international correspondent based in Tokyo. He covers major news from Japan and also the Asia-Pacific area. Essig joined CNN from KTUU Channel 2 where he was a freelance reporter.
Blake Essig Age
Essig was born in 1986 in U.S.A. He is 36 years old as of 2022.
Blake Essig Height
He stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Blake Essig Family
Little is known about Essig’s parents, also there are no details about his siblings.
Blake Essig Wife | Children
CNN’s International correspondent, Essig is married to his wife Haley. Besides that, he has two children, Vienna Lawrence Essig, born on July 24, 2016, and Oia Mae Essig, born on July 18, 2019.
Blake Essig Education
In 2006, Essig completed his studies at Santa Barbara College. Later on, he attended Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and then graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree In Journalism and Mass Communication.
Blake Essig CNN
Blake Essig is an award-winning journalist working for CNN as an international correspondent based in Tokyo. He covers major news from Japan and also the Asia-Pacific area. Essig joined CNN from KTUU Channel 2 where he was a freelance reporter.
Most recently in 2021, Essig was instrumental in CNN’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. He did an in-depth coverage of the difficulties Japan faced in the lead-up to, and throughout, the unprecedented Games. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Essig’s reporting covered the effect of the pandemic, multiple scandals, and the intense opposition to holding the international event.
He has also taken part in the network’s Covid-19 coverage, reporting from the China-Hong Kong border in the early days of the first outbreak. In addition, Essing reported on the fallout from the Diamond Princess cruise ship disaster in Japan.
Based in Asia, he has reported on a couple of natural disasters, for instance, the fatal mudslide in Atami, Japan in 2021 as well as the Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines in 2020. He also did an in-depth coverage on the search operation for a lost Indonesian Navy submarine in the wake of 2021.
Blake Essig KTUU
Prior to his posting at CNN, Essig was in Anchorage, Alaska covering major breaking news stories such as deadly plane crashes, earthquakes, flooding and wildfires, as their multimedia journalist at KTUU.
During his tenure, Essig produced a five-part series on Alaska’s whalers. The series concentrated on the history and dispute within the subsistence hunt and produced a weekly series that profiled people, events, and life in one of the most stunning and unforgiving places on the globe.
During a special assignment, Essig filed extensive reports from the front line of the battle in Afghanistan, tracked a trade delegation from Alaska to China as the trade battle heated up, he produced a couple of long-form segments on the climate issues before reporting from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Blake Essig Awards
Essig has been recognized with numerous accolades throughout his career, for example:
- 7 Edward R. Murrow Awards
- 3 Emmys
- Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalism
Blake Essig Gay
The Emmy award-winning correspondent, Essig is married to his wife Haley.
Blake Essig Salary
Essig earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.
Blake Essig Net Worth
Essig has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million.