Lynda Baquero Biography
Lynda Baquero born Lynda LaVergne is an American correspondent for WNBC news in New York City. She has filed numerous reports for the station both at home and abroad, including a trip to Puerto Rico where she filed stories on the island’s economy and tourism.
Baquero also has provided coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Traveling through the Caribbean to such places as Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Baquero has provided coverage of various tropical storms such as Hurricane Georges that have battered the region.
Lynda Baquero Education
Baquero is a graduate of Cathedral High School and New York University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. She speaks flent English, Spanish and French.
Lynda Baquero Career
She joined the WNBC in 1995 from local cable news network NY1 News where she was a daily news anchor and consumer reporter for three years. At NY1, she was one of two-dozen “video journalists” responsible for researching, writing, shooting and editing her own stories.
Before joining NY1, Baquero was at local station WCBS for five years working in almost every aspect of the newsroom ranging from desk assistant, to researcher, to assignment editor, and finally associate producer of the daily consumer action segment, “Troubleshooter”.
She has also worked as an associate producer of “NELY!” a talk show produced at WCAU in Philadelphia as well as for Telemundo where she wrote and co-produced various Spanish-language network specials.
A year after joining the WNBC news team, Lynda Baquero was named co-anchor of the station’s popular weekend editions of their news feature program Today in New York. She hosted the program for two years before moving to hosting the station’s weekend evening newscasts.
Baquero has also served as co-anchor of News 4 New York at 6PM with David Ushery and as co-anchor of NewsChannel 4 at 6PM with Chuck Scarborough.
She was the recipient of the 1998 local Emmy Award for “Religious Programming” for her reports on the Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Cuba. In 2007, Baquero received her second Emmy Award for “Best Evening Newscast” along with Chuck Scarborough. In addition to the Pope’s visit to Cuba, Baquero also traveled to the Middle East to cover the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land.
Lynda Baquero Age
She was born on 16 January 1967 in New York, New York, United States. She is 52 years old as of 2019.
Lynda Baquero Husband
She is married to Richard Baquero since September 1997 and together they have two daughters; Illeana born in 2003 and their second daughter Carolina born in 2005. The couple lives in in Manhattan.
Lynda Baquero Salary | Lynda Baquero Net Worth
According to indeed.com, a reporter in New York earns an average salary of $50,499 per year. She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million which she has earned from her career as an American reporter/correspondent. .
Lynda Baquero Email Address
You can reach out to Lynda Baquero and her team by calling the Consumer Affairs Tipline at 1-866-NEWS-244 and pressing 2 for consumer. You can also e-mail [email protected]