Well-known television reporter and anchor Sue Herera was born on November 15, 1957 at Spokane, Washington of United States. Her birth name is Sue McMahon. She is currently 55 years age. She was born to a shoe wholesaler father and a housewife mother and was brought up in Brentwood, California.
In 1980, Herera along with her co-anchor Bill Griffeth acquired her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in journalism. Right after her graduation, she did her internship at KNXT TV (now called KCBS-TV) station in Los Angeles. She started to reporting and anchoring for Financial News Network on highly technical futures industry since 1981.
Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, hired Sue in 1989 as a founding member of a financial television network CNBC where she also had an opportunity to work as an anchor. Her co-anchor Bill Griffeth was hired along with her at the time.
When she was hired, she was just journalism major with no special training on finance. She was actually hired in order to cover news on commodities and future which she had no idea of in the beginning.
However, she learned quickly and became the first woman to start broadcasting business news who grew up further on TV financial news. She wonders at how she and her co-host Bill Griffeth worked together for the whole 25 years at both the networks.
She believes that such a thing doesn’t happen on a television. During her lifetime, she hosted and anchored in various television shows like The Money Wheel, Market Wrap, Business Tonight, The Edge, Business Center and Power Lunch. At present, Sue is co-anchor of Power Lunch which airs from Monday to Friday at 1 p.m.
Sue Herera is mainly famous first women to start broadcasting the business news. For this, she was nicknamed as “The First Lady of Wall Street.” While serving her 20 years of dedication to Wall Street, she offered viewers with revolutionary interviews with political leaders and other leaders of corporate America.
She provided seasoned point of view on the major burning issues and stories of the market. She had helped to launch CNBC network in 1989 while becoming a founding member of it. Currently, CNBC is broadcasting to total 282,000 units of homes, offices, stores and airports on an average. Sue has a good knowledge on global economics and has covered many of the key geopolitical summits held overseas.
On her way to produce and report radical series about the economy of China and Japan, she had traveled to those countries. As she was hosting and anchoring for CNBC’s international series “CNBC in Russia” in 2004, she earned a great popularity for covering issues that are thorough on economy and leadership of Russia.
For the special contribution, she acquired first position in the National Headliner Awards. She also hosted for “CNBC in India” which was well-distinguished and honored for Business and Consumer Reporting. However, before starting to work for CNBC, Herera worked for a Financial News Network for seven years, anchoring and reporting where she had a chance to polish up her proficiencies like foreign exchange and future trading.
She is the author of “Women of the Street: Making it on Wall Street – The World’s Toughest Business” published in January 1997. She has hosted and helped to produce the special “The Great Game: The story of Wall Street” for CNBC. She was honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003 by CSUN. Sue has been Director at Junior Achievement of New York, Inc. since the year 2001 as well as its member of Chairman’s Advisory Council.
Sue Herera married a physician Daniel Herera in 1984. Her husband Daniel Herera has been working as a physician since 1999. She has 7 year old twin girls and a 6 year old son as her children. In spite of her busy schedule anchoring and reporting at her work, she has learned to manage time for home too.
People asked her what would happen to her way of life, to which she answered that it would be all right. Her net worth is $4.5 Million so that She is a popular financial journalist at present.
- November 15, 1957
- Daniel Herera
- Spokane, Washington, United States
- 4.5 million USD
- Sue Herera
- California State University, Northridge
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