By Kathy Chouteau
Cecilia Vega, a broadcast journalist who graduated from Salesian College Preparatory in Richmond in 1995, is signing-on to work as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS. The Emmy award-winning Vega will be based in Washington, D.C. and will begin reporting for the broadcast in the springtime, according to her new employer, CBS.
“This is a dream come true. I am beyond honored to join the ranks of this legendary show and to work alongside the best reporters in journalism,” Vega told CBS.
Vega started her career as a print journalist, including for the San Francisco Chronicle. She transitioned to broadcast journalism and worked for ABC’s KGO-TV in San Francisco, where she was honored with an Emmy for its daytime newscast, per CBS. She also anchored notable programs such as “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight” on Saturdays, the report said.
The news station said Vega has reported on “every major story of the last decade, including the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis.” She comes to CBS from ABC News, where she has served as the station’s chief White House correspondent.
“Your work as a trailblazing journalist continues to inspire our students and community,” said Salesian College Preparatory on its Facebook page about its distinguished alumnus.
On Instagram, Cecilia Vega replied to a post including info about her new role, the picture of her with her Salesian jacket and some friendly comments. “Awe. Favorite high school. Favorite jacket. Thank you for the love @salesianprep family.”