Joe Torres Biography|Profile
Joe Torres is an accomplished American journalist and author of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is a news anchor and reporter for WABC-TV in New York. In addition, he serves as a reporter and occasional substitute anchor (usually substituting for Bill Ritter) on the station’s weeknight Eyewitness News broadcast, as well as anchoring the station’s Saturday and Sunday night newscasts with Sandra Bookman.
Joe Torres Age
How old is Torres? He is 59 years old as of 2023. Torres was born on 2 June 1963 in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on 2 June every year.
Joe Torres Education
He attended P.S. 198 until the sixth grade when his family moved to Northern Westchester County. He is a graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River. Torres is a full-fledged, purebred New Yorker. After completing high school, he enrolled at SUNY Brockport, where he earned a B.S. in Communications.
Joe Torres Height|Weight
Torres stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Joe Torres Family
Torres was born in Brooklyn. He attended P.S. 198 until the sixth grade when his family moved to Northern Westchester County, however, he has not revealed information regarding his parents or siblings members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Joe Torres Wife
He is happily married to his longtime girlfriend Fran Torres on August 31, 1991. The couple will complete their 31st wedding anniversary in the coming 2022. Besides the information about the wedding date, not many details are available.
Joe Torres Children
The couple is blessed with two boys who are now in their early 20s. As a loving father, Joe often takes his boys to sports games and encourages them to follow their passion. So, now we know how caring a father and a husband are Joe Torres. Not only a talented journalist, but he is equally a good family man.
Joe Torres Career
Torres was born in Brooklyn. He attended P.S. 198 until the sixth grade when his family moved to Northern Westchester County. He is a graduate of John Jay High School in Cross River. Torres is a full-fledged, purebred New Yorker. After completing high school, he enrolled at SUNY Brockport, where he earned a B.S. in Communications. Along with his wife Fran and their two boys, Joe still lives in the town where he grew up.
In 1996, Torres joined the Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter. Throughout the last 10 years, he has launched himself as one of the premier street reporters here in the nation’s #1 television market. Versatility is his strength. Crime, politics, religion, education, transportation, business, whatever the subject, Joe has covered it all with an engaging and energetic style that fellow New Yorkers have come to know and love.
His most notable for viewers has been his huge coverage of Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. Before the death of John Paul II, Joe followed the globe-trotting Pontiff on his trips to Cuba, Mexico, and the Holy Land, providing New Yorkers with local angles on worldly events. In addition, he was at the Vatican for the Pope’s Silver Anniversary and for his death, when millions flocked to Rome to say goodbye to the spiritual leader.
Torres also was at St. Peter’s Square in April of 2005 when the white smoke from the Sistine Chapel informed the world of the election of Pope Benedict the XVI. Three years later Joe provided in-depth coverage of Pope Benedict’s visit to New York. Joe returned to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square in March of 2013 for the historic election of Pope Francis, the church’s very first Pontiff from Latin America.
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Torres comes in from the street and heads to the anchor desk two days a week. Each Saturday and Sunday evening Joe serves as Co-Anchor of the 5, 6, and 11 o’clock editions of Eyewitness News This Weekend. Moreover, he also serves as Host of ‘Tiempo,’ a 30-minute public affairs program aimed at the ever-growing Latino population in the New York metropolitan area. ‘Tiempo’ airs each Sunday morning at 11:30.
His unique storytelling capacity garnered him a Peabody Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for his reports on the world-changing events of September 11th. He also earned an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Greenpoint Gas Tank Implosions in 2001.
Torres began his broadcasting career in 1987 as an NBC Page in New York. His first reporting job was at WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia where he served as a general assignment reporter and beat reporter covering county government. He later relocated to ABC affiliate WNEP-TV in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to work as a Consumer Reporter, general assignment reporter, and Weekend Anchor. In 1992 he landed a job as the Jersey Shore correspondent for Disney/ABC-owned WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.
Joe Torres Salary|Net Worth
Torres has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.