ABC News' Cecilia Vega: Married to CHP Officer, is Proud of Her Husband and Family!

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ABC News' Cecilia Vega: Married to CHP Officer, is Proud of Her Husband and Family!

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth Jan 07, 1977
  • Age 47 Years, 6 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place San Francisco, California, United States
  • Profession Journalist
  • Birth Name Cecilia Marcellina Vega
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Parents Not Revealed
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Husband/Spouse Ricardo Jimenez
  • Wedding Date 2008-08-17
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Career 2009-present
  • Height/ How Tall? 5 feet 4 inches
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Lesbian No

Any married women out there? If you are reading this and you are married women with a husband, then this story today might relate to you. For guys out there, don’t worry, this story has enough to devour you. So yes, we were talking about the married woman. You sure feel proud of your husband, right? 

As you might have guessed already, this article is about a woman who is proud, more precisely extremely proud of her husband. It's not just because of her love and loyalty but because of her respect towards his work too.

Today, let's discuss the happily married life of American journalist Cecilia Vega and her law officer husband.

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Many might know that Cecilia Vega is a married woman. However, who she is married to and why she is proud of her husband, is what this is all about. The journalist is married to Ricardo Jimenez, who serves as a California Highway Patrol officer. So, if anybody has a crush on her, they better back off.

Ricardo was honored with the Meritorious Achievement Award in 2015 for saving a life of an intoxicated man who was about to fall from the edge of a bridge.

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He stood by his oath of protecting the life of civilians and did his part of work while risking his own life and even suffered few bruises and swellings. The Captain, Christopher Sherry spoke about the bravery which Ricardo showed on the scene. This is what he said,

“His bravery and willingness to risk his life for another human being are commendable. Officer Jimenez lived up to his sworn oath as a public protector that afternoon. The danger was very real, yet Officer Jimenez selflessly jumped into action and in doing so placed himself in harm’s way to save a life. He is a true hero.”

Cecilia posted this photo of her brave husband on Instagram, calling him "the hero in her book."

Ricardo Jimenez receives his Meritorious Achievement Award back in 2015 (Photo: Cecilia Vega's Instagram)

She also explained that she was proud to call him husband in one of her Twitter posts. 

Cecilia shares her husband's brave act of saving a life (Photo: Cecilia Vega's Twitter)

The couple had earlier exchanged their vows on 17 August 2008 and has been sharing a very strong bond till this date. 

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What a lovely wedding picture!

Cecilia Vega and her husband Ricardo Jimenez during their wedding in 2008 (Photo: Cecilia Vega's Instagram)

Ten years down the line and the couple is still in love like it's their first day of marriage. The partners recently celebrated their 10th Wedding Anniversary on 17 August 2018. For the occasion, Cecilia shared a photo of their wedding along with a loving caption which read,

"Here’s to the best decade of my life with the best person I have ever known .... I would marry you one thousand million times over @ricardozjimenez. 10 years down ❤️ A lifetime to go"

Similarly, the pair also celebrated Ricardo's birthday on 21 October 2018. The journalist even posted a loving message to her husband for his special day, while also calling him her "homie for life."

"Happy birthday to my bff, my ride or die, my homie for life @ricardozjimenez"

Although the couple has been tied by a marriage bond for ten years, no news or information of having any children has come forth. 

There have not been any news about Cecilia taking a maternity leave. Maybe, the couples are not yet ready to be parents. They are currently going strong without any chances of divorce as per the information provided.

Professional Life of Cecilia Vega:

Cecilia Vega, who as we know is an absolute beauty and employee at ABC News Channel since 2015, is a senior national correspondent and is known for co-hosting the weekday edition of ABC World News Tonight alongside Tom LIamas. Apart from World News Tonight, she also contributes to Good Morning America, Nightline and 20/20.

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Prior to working at ABC News, she reported for the ABC-affiliated KGO-TV, where she covered a wide variety of stories. While working for KGO-TV, Cecilia was awarded an Emmy for exclusively interviewing a person who witnessed an attack on a student at her high school homecoming dance.


ABC World News Tonight - opening at WABC 7 in NY 9 May 2015

Despite her success, the journalist has also faced humiliation in her career. Recently in 2018, Cecilia was called "stupid" by President Donald Trump when he said that the reporter never thinks before speaking.

However, the President's statement has had no effect in her career as she is still enjoying her stature as a veteran journalist.

Short Bio:

Cecilia was born on 7 January 1977 in San Francisco, according to some of the birthday wishes on her Twitter account. She also revealed while reporting the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman that her father was previously a heroin addict; however, she has not revealed the details of her mother or other family members.

This popular journalist and wife of an officer has won an Emmy Award in 2010 and has also received many other awards from California Newspaper Publishers Association, the East Bay Press Club, the Hearst Corporation and The New York Times.