Veronica De La Cruz Bio, Age, Husband, Scripps News, Accident

Veronica De La Cruz Biography

Veronica De La Cruz is a media personality serving as a National News Anchor for Scripps News Live from 12-2 pm and 3-4 pm eastern. She joined Scripps News in September 2021. Previously, she was an Evening News Anchor at KPIX 5 and KBCW.

Veronica De La Cruz Age

De La Cruz was born on August 13, 1980, in Northern California, California, United States. Hence, she is 42 years old as of March 2023.

Veronica De La Cruz Height and Measurements

She is tall in stature and stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall. She also has an attractive body physique. However, her measurements are unavailable.

Veronica De La Cruz Nationality and Ethnicity

She is American by nationality. She also belongs to Asian American ethnicity.

Veronica De La Cruz Education

De La Cruz has attained the right education for her career. However, she hasn’t mentioned to the public where she schooled and what she studied.

Veronica De La Cruz Parents

Veronica was born in Northern California, California. In 2018, she lost her father who belonged to a Jewish family from Germany and France. Years later her mother passed on. She was of Asian descent and came to the United States as a registered nurse. She also grew up in the Philippines and was the fourth of eighteen children.

“Before my mother died, she left me with a few stories that will stay with me forever. One story was about the importance of education in her family. She told me they would save money to send each child to school by storing cash and coins in bamboo shoots. When someone was ready to go to school, they would cut the bamboo stalk and all the coins would come raining down. Though I never got to see it for myself, I will never forget the visual. It taught me the importance of hard work, saving, and education, Veronica says”

“Years later, my mother came to the United States as a registered nurse and worked hard to bring her siblings to North America. I watched her save diligently. Her loyalty and dedication to her family are something she instilled in me. One of my mother’s greatest lessons was that anything in life is possible as long as you work hard, believe in yourself, have faith and persevere. She also taught me that, no matter what, family is everything.”

Veronica De La Cruz Brother

Veronica was raised alongside her brother Eric De La Cruz. He died in July 2009 after he was denied a heart transplant because of a pre-existing condition.

“My only brother Eric was my hero. He passed away more than ten years ago after being denied a heart transplant because of a pre-existing condition. He was a college kid with minimal health insurance and private insurers denied him coverage,” Veronica narrated.

“A heart never came soon enough for my brother and he passed away after a few months of struggling. In his name, I went to Washington to lobby Congress for change in the health care system. I wanted to see the end of insurance companies denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and I pushed for change until the Affordable Care Act passed. I set up a non-profit in his memory, The Eric De La Cruz Hope for Hearts Foundation, to help others facing the same plight,” she added.

On April 20, 2010, Veronica formed the Eric de la Cruz Hope for Hearts foundation to provide assistance to heart transplant patients.

Veronica De La Cruz Husband

As of 2023, Veronica is single. She hasn’t revealed whether she is in a relationship or not hence, her personal life is still a mystery.

Veronica has a son named Hartley Eric. She named him Hartley Eric in memory of her brother Eric De La Cruz who died in 2009.

“Even though Eric is gone his memory lives on in everything I do. He lives on through a nephew he never knew, yet looks like him,” Veronica says.

Since her son Hartley was born many have been interested in knowing her son’s father. However, Veronica hasn’t disclosed this information.

Veronica De La Cruz Accident

In May 2018, Veronica had an accident. She disclosed the accident to her fans through her social media pages. In January 2019, she gave another update saying that she still felt sick from time to time but she had learned to pace herself.

“For instance, when the lights bother me I put on these funky glasses that the beautiful Mei at @Luminancevision made for me,” she said.

She also added that the vision in her right eye was still a little rough sometimes and she had floaters, but she’d learned to live with them.

Veronica De La Cruz Scripps News

Veronica is a national news anchor at Scripps News, the Scripps-owned national news network. Currently, you can find her anchoring Scripps News Live, from 12-3 pm eastern. Prior to that, she was the evening anchor at CBS San Francisco. She was also 2022’s host of the Coachella music and arts festival, live streamed to more than 250 million people around the world. An award-winning broadcast journalist, she is also a speaker, host, emcee, and streaming video and social media pioneer. She is a community leader who is passionate about health care, emerging technology, and diversity and inclusion.

Prior to her move to CBS in SF, she lived in New York City and worked at NBC News, MSNBC, and CNN. Throughout her career as a storyteller, she has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards and is the proud recipient of an Emmy Award, a DuPont Award, and a Peabody Award.

In 2017, Veronica was invited to the White House by President Obama to discuss health care after losing her only sibling, Eric. He needed a heart transplant and passed away after struggling to get health insurance because of a pre-existing medical condition. Taking her brother’s fight to Twitter, Veronica was able to garner the attention of celebrities like Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails to raise funds and public awareness regarding the nation’s broken healthcare system. Tragically, her brother lost his battle, inspiring Veronica to travel to Washington, D.C., where she met with lawmakers and shared his story.

During that time, she made numerous appearances across national talk shows, newspapers, and magazines to promote health care reform. She spent considerable time in Europe reporting and researching the international differences in health care policy and continues to raise money for pediatric heart transplant patients in memory of her brother through a non-profit she created, the Eric De La Cruz Hope for Hearts Foundation.

While working for CNN, she founded and anchored the network’s first streaming news product, CNN Pipeline, and created the segment “Dotcom Desk.” In 2008, Veronica was one of the first broadcast journalists to use Twitter live on-air and pioneered the use of social media to gather news during breaking events on live TV. During her tenure at CNN, she also served as a technology correspondent and was recognized as one of the earliest adopters of emerging technologies bridging the gap between TV and the internet. She has covered CES and has interviewed countless politicians, executives, entrepreneurs, and other notable celebrities, from Bernie Sanders to Bill Gates and beyond.

She has also anchored and reported live coverage of major breaking news stories, such as Hurricane Katrina, the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, a special CNN series on diversity entitled “Asian in America,” and the current global Coronavirus pandemic.

Veronica De La Cruz Salary

She receives an average annual salary of $68, 543.

Veronica De La Cruz Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.

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