Manu Raju Biography
Manu Raju is known as an American journalist who works as the chief congressional correspondent at the news network CNN, covering the United States Congress and also campaign politics. In addition, he anchor of the Sunday edition of CNN’s Inside Politics with Manu Raju.
How Old is Manu Raju? – Age
Born on 9 February 1980, in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States, he is currently 43 years old, with his birthday falling on September 3, 2022.
How Tall is Manu Raju? – Height
The CNN journalist stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Manu Raju’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Raju was raised in Darien, Illinois, the son of Tonse N. K. Raju and Vidya Raju who moved from Karnataka, India, in the 1970s and both later served at the National Institutes of Health. Likewise, his father, Tonse Raju, who is a neonatologist and formerly a professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Raju went to Hinsdale South High School, graduating in 1998. Later, he attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, graduating in 2002 holding a degree in business administration. Through college, Raju served as the sports editor for The Badger Herald student newspaper.
Is Manu Raju Married? – Wife
Raju married Archana Mehta, and they are blessed with twins, a boy and girl, born in 2015. Besides, his brother, Sharat Raju is a film and TV director.
Manu Raju’s CNN Career
Raju first began working on the assignment desk at WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin, prior to moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002. In addition, he took a job with Inside Washington Publishers, covering environmental policy. He later served for Congressional Quarterly, The Hill, and Politico, where he reported for a period of seven years prior to joining CNN in September 2015.
Prior to joining CNN, Raju became a regular guest on many networks and programs, such as NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation. Later when he was hired by CNN, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post known as the move a “towering get” for the network.
CNN, Raju became the network’s lead correspondent covering Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign in 2016. Moreover, he extensively covered the GOP establishment’s struggle along with Donald Trump and broke big news in high-profile Senate races, involving in New Hampshire.
Furthermore on Jan. 6, 2021, Raju became broadcasting inside the U.S. Capitol during the attack on the building, reporting in real-time events as they were unfolding. Later in 2021, CNN announced he had been promoted to the network’s chief congressional correspondent. CNN announced that he would begin anchoring the Sunday edition of Inside Politics while maintaining his role on Capitol Hill in August 2023.
Manu Raju Salary and Net Worth
Raju’s annual salary at CNN is estimated to be $44,050 per year. His net worth is approximated to be $5 Million.
Manu Raju’s Instagram
You can follow him on Instagram @manu_raju