Clara Benitez Bio, Height, Family, Husband, Salary, KRIS

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Clara Benitez Biography

Clara Benitez, an American journalist of Mexican heritage, has been working for KRIS as an evening anchor and reporter since April 2023. She formerly worked at GoFundMe in San Diego, California as a communications associate.

Clara Benitez Age

Benitez prefers to keep her personal life private, thus she has not yet divulged the year and month she was born. Details as to when she celebrates her birthday are not available. However, she could be in her twenties.

Clara Benitez Height

Benitez stands approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Clara Benitez Education

Benitez’s education in High school came to an end in 2013 and she proceeded to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2017, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with minors in Meteorology and Transborder Studies.

Clara Benitez Family

Benitez’s mother became a naturalized US citizen in June 2021, as demonstrated by Benitez’s Instagram post on June 19, 2021, in which she congratulated her on her accomplishment after living in the US for over 25 years. Despite this, she has not shared any information about her parents, particularly her father. It is also unclear if Benitez has any siblings.

Clara Benitez Husband

Benitez and Marcus Cortez married in Querétaro, Mexico, in November 2023. She uploaded them on her Instagram account with the remark “One month down, forever to go! So grateful to have had the wedding of my dreams with my ideal man.”

Marcus proposed in October 2022, as proven by her Instagram post on October 18, 2022, which featured a photo of him on one knee and the words “Something fantastic happened this weekend! I said ‘Yes!’ to my best friend. The two met at Arizona State University. She owns a dog named Fredrick. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy, getting coffee, and making Mexican food.

Clara Benitez Salary

Benitez’s annual compensation ranges from $40,000 to $120,000.

Clara Benitez Net Worth

Benitez has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million, which she has earned as a writer.

Clara Benitez Career

Benitez works for KRIS as an evening anchor and reporter. She previously worked as a reporter at FOX 5 San Diego. Her career began in Eugene, Oregon, as a reporter. While in Eugene, she covered the iconic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.

She worked in the Rio Grande Valley for three years, broadcasting on major border problems such as the Trump administration’s family divide policy and asylum seekers in Mexico under MPP. Her recent investigation in San Diego revealed the arduous journey that Ukrainian refugees took from Europe to the US/Mexico border.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous prizes, including an Associated Press award for her research of a South Texas absent attorney known as “El Gallito.” The investigation assisted the Texas Rangers in apprehending and charging a family member involved in his disappearance and death. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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