Leyla Santiago Biography

( 1980 - )
December 23, 2018
First published on:December 23, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Leyla Santiago

Date of Birth: 1980, June 12
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Leyla Santiago
Famous Name Leyla Santiago
Nationality Puerto Rican
Ethnicity Hispanic ethnicity
Birth Place Mexico
Currently Working For CNN
Salary $87,537-$185,729
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Currently Married yes
Married to Zac Gooch
Profession correspondent
University attended University of Florida
Full Name Leyla Santiago
Horoscope Gemini
Birth Date 12th June, 1980

Leyla Santiago is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who currently works as Correspondent for CNN Network based in Mexico City. Furthermore, she is best known for reporting during natural calamities in San Juan. 


The resident of Puerto Rica, Leyla Santiago, reportedly earns around in a range of  $87,537-$185,729, as her yearly salary from the network, and as of 2018, she reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $1.5 Million. Further, Leyla is currently married to her husband Zac Gooch.

Leyla Santiago Early Life and Educational History

Leyla Santiago was born on 12th June. However, her exact birth year is yet to be revealed but believed to be in the 1980s. Additionally, as per her family background, she holds a Puerto Rican nationality and belongs to a Hispanic ethnic group. 

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Further, Leyla Santiago grew up along with her twin siblings a brother and a sister. Talking about her education, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Florida after completing her elementary education.

Leyla Santiago Net worth and Salary

Leyla Santiago is one of the most popular CNN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorwoman. As CNN is a popular Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its Correspondent. 

The Mexico based Correspondent Leyla Santiago has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million. According to Glassdoor, CNN correspondent salary can vary from $87,537 to $185,729.

So with the reference, we can assume that she has been earning a significant amount of money from the network while Diane Sawyer, Sean Hannity, Anderson Cooper are among the highest earner of the network.

Leyla Santiago Professional Career

Before joining CNN, Leyla started her career with small projects and small news organizations. She started her career in Bakersfield, California, at KBAK. Here, She worked for the morning show as a host, A show that received a wider market and audience as her talent and physique were captivating on the screen.

She later worked as a reporter with KTUU and then shifted to headquarters at the Alaska branch for a short period of time. Further, She also worked for NBC29 in Charlottesville as a reporter.

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After leaving NBC29, Leyla worked with WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she and her team won the Alfred Dupont Award for the fantastic documentary The Journey Alone. She also won the Mark Twain Award for her contributions and her unique talent in journalism at WRAL.

CAPTION: Leyla Santiago SOURCE: CNN.com

CNN joined Leyla Santiago in 2016 and currently working as an international correspondent with the Network.

Leyla Santiago Personal Life

The lovely news reporter has all the characters that a man wants to have in his wife. Leyla Santiago loves to keep her personal life out of the limelight, but could not keep the identity of her husband a secret. 

CAPTION: Leyla Santiago with her husband, Zac Gooch SOURCE: WikiNetworth

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She is married to Zac Gooch, who is a professional videographer. The duo met when they were working together on the WRAL network. Further, there is no any information about their children in the media yet.

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