Cecilia Vega joins CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ after Leaving ABC News3 min read
“60 Minutes,” the most-watched news program on television, will gain a new correspondent with Cecilia Vega. Vega is a White House correspondent and weekend anchor for ABC News. Full-time positions on “60 Minutes” remain some of the most coveted in the TV news industry. In a statement, Vega said it was a dream come true. It is an honour to be a part of this prestigious show and to work with some of the best journalists in the world. In the program’s 55-year history, Cecilia Vega will be the first Latina correspondent. In the 2022-23 TV season, “60 Minutes” averaged 9.6 million viewers and ranked in the top 10 17 times in Nielsen ratings. Along with covering the White House, Vega, 46, anchors “ABC World News” on Saturdays. Despite her new position, she will remain based in Washington.
And now, some big news of our own: @CeciliaVega is joining CBS News as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. https://t.co/Duq6aKrJgL pic.twitter.com/m6xnCR3z1g— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 19, 2023Advertisement
Vega, a veteran political reporter, handled ABC’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. As a prominent source of ABC News’ coverage of the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections and the COVID-19 pandemic, Vega played a key role. As a Los Angeles-based correspondent for ABC News, Vega joined the network in 2011. A native of San Francisco, Vega worked at KGO, an ABC station there. Her first job was as a print reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she worked most recently. “60 Minutes” will welcome Vega to its lineup of correspondents, which also includes Bill Whitaker, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Sharyn Alfonsi, L. Jon Wertheim, and Anderson Cooper.
White House Correspondent And ABC News Anchor Cecilia Vega Joins CBS News Magazine 60 Minutes
Cecilia Vega, ABC News’ chief White House correspondent, is departing the network to join CBS News, where she will become a 60 Minutes correspondent. As a veteran TV anchor and correspondent, Vega has hosted shows such as Good Morning America and ABC’s World News Tonight on weekends. As a reporter, she will continue to report for CBS in Washington, D.C. Now in its 55th season, 60 Minutes ranks as one of the most-watched non-NFL programs on television. There are some of the most recognizable names in TV news on the show’s roster of correspondents, including Norah O’Donnell of CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley of CBS Evening News, Anderson Cooper of CNN, Jon Wertheim, Sharyn Alfonsi of CNN, as well as Lesley Stahl and Bill Whitaker.
The addition of Cecilia Vega to CBS follows a number of noteworthy correspondents joining the network recently, including former Today anchor Natalie Morales (now a correspondent and contributor to 48 Hours), and former Washington Post election correspondent Robert Costa. In a statement, 60 Minutes executive producer Bill Owens called Cecilia Vega a sensational reporter and storyteller. As a long-time admirer of her work, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome her to 60 Minutes. It was unanimously agreed upon by her new colleagues as well. According to Cecilia Vega, this is a dream come true. It is a true honour for me to be part of this legendary show and to work with some of the greatest journalists in the world.