CNN senior reporter Manu Raju reached the pinnacle of his career, both personally and professionally, thanks to his talents, hard effort, and a little bit of luck (we can’t deny that there is a little luck involved).
Manu is a top CNN reporter with Indian roots who covers Capitol Hill (the United States Senate) and campaign politics.
Manu has won multiple awards for his journalism, including the coveted Merriam-Smith award and the Society of Professional Journalists DC chapter beat reporting first prize.
Manu’s biographical sketch: Nationality and Parents
N.K. Raju and Vidya Raju, two doctors from Karnataka, India, moved to Illinois in the 1970s to work for the National Institutes of Health. Manu Raju, born in Downers Grove, Illinois, joined their family on February 19, 1980. Manu is a passionate, and so suffering, Chicago Cubs fan, having grown up in Illinois.
- Date of BirthFeb 09, 1980
- Age42 Years, 3 Months
- Birth PlaceDowners Grove, Illinois, United States
- Relationship StatusMarried
- Wife/SpouseArchana Mehta
- Net WorthN/A
- FatherTonse N. K. Raju
- MotherVidya Raju
- Brother/sSharat Raju
- High SchoolHinsdale South High School
- Height/ How Tall?N/A
- Hair ColorBlack
- Eye ColorBrown
- Son/sSanjay Mehta Raju
- Daughter/sSonya Sushila Raju
Manu’s Professional Background: Specialty on Capitol Hill
As an associate editor and reporter for Inside Washington Publishers covering federal environmental issues, the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate broke into the Washington journalistic scene. He worked for POLITICO as a senior congressional correspondent for roughly seven years before joining CNN in 2015 as a senior congressional reporter.
He covered one of the most closely contested congressional contests, the 2014 Colorado Senate race, as a reporter specializing in congressional and campaign politics. The reporter, who is 38 years old, obtains a yearly salary of $ 249,000 from his journalism work with CNN and other organizations, enhancing his chances of raising his currently modest net worth of $5000.
Raju’s beautiful writing style has gained him prizes and praise for his reporting on the US Senate, legislative politics, and environmental problems. His exquisite style appears to have origins in his grandfather, Gopalakrishna Adiga, a respected Kannada (Canarese) poet whose works are still read in India.
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Supporting Wife and Twin Children
Raju is currently living in a magnificent home in Northwest D.C. with his beautiful wife, Archana Mehta, a principal at marketing firm AM Strategies Inc., and two small packets of joy (twins). The couple seemed ecstatic when they sent an email to friends and family announcing the birth of their children, writing,
We are pleased to welcome our twins, Sonya Sushila Raju and Sanjay Mehta Raju, into the world. Sonya entered the world at 9:33 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, followed two minutes later by her younger brother. They’ll be resting peacefully at the hospital for a little longer because they chose to join the festivities a little earlier than intended. We are overjoyed that both the infants and mom are doing well.
The couple has a complimentary presence on Twitter, speaking out on politics and each other’s work while also sharing family moments, particularly those of their children. They seem to be made for each other since they always support, complement, and complete one other.
The pair has been providing a positive example as Americans of Indian origin, and quite successful ones at that, with a loving, close-knit family and enormous career triumphs.