The senior justice correspondent at CNN, Evan Perez, is among the country's most recognized journalists. He is known for covering issues regarding law enforcement, cyber and national security. The Washington-based journalist has gained tremendous recognition for his prominence in journalism and is a recipient of the Merriman Smith Award.
Evan Perez’s Professional Accomplishments
Perez, before joining CNN, led the "Justice Coverage" at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter in the Washington bureau.
He joined the platform in 1998 and covered real estate from Florida before relocating to Atlanta in 2001. While in Atlanta, she reported on airlines, cruise lines, and home builders.
Then, in 2004, he was nominated for Pulitzer Prize with his team of Journal reporters for the coverage of the Florida hurricane season the same year. Further, he helped break the news on the complaint that sparked the federal investigation of former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Over the course of his career at The Wall Street, he contributed to the subsequent removal of an FBI agent and business beats on various real estate and Hurricane Katrina.
Likewise, before The Wall Street Journal, Evan worked as a reporter for the Associated Press in Miami from 1995 to 1998.
CNN correspondent Evan Perez wins the Merriman Smith Award with three other colleagues in April 2018 (Photo: U.S. Embassy Belize Facebook page)
Further, in a Facebook post of April 6, 2018, it was announced on the official page of the U.S. Embassy Belize that the CNN correspondent would be honored with the prestigious award from The White House Correspondents' Association.
Along with his CNN colleagues Jake Tapper, Carl Bernstein, and Jim Sciutto, Perez won the Merriman Smith Award for their January 2017's coverage on "How the intelligence community believed Russia had compromising information on Donald Trump."
Having been recognized for is impressive ability in his field of work, Perez has reached the heights of his career and probably earns a whooping salary of over 100 thousand dollars as a senior CNN correspondent.
Wiki: Personal Details and Interesting Facts
The Belize-born American nationality holder is very confined about his family details and hasn’t revealed much information about his personal life. However, it is known that his family came from Sarteneja, Corozal.
Perez, who celebrates his birthday on 1st July, has probably crossed the age of fifty. As he mentioned in one of his Twitter posts, Perez attained an all-boys catholic school. And for further education, he enrolled at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where he received a degree in journalism.
Moreover, Perez has never mentioned his relationship status or if he has any children. Strictly private of his personal affairs, the journalist has sealed his lips regarding any information except for his professional life.