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Ilia Calderon Biography

Updated On 21 Jun, 2023 Published On 15 Jun, 2020
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Facts of Ilia Calderon

Date of Birth :
Age : 51 years old
Family Name : Calderon
Birth Country : Colombia
Birth Sign : Taurus

Relationship short Statistics of Ilia Calderon

What is Ilia Calderon marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Ilia Calderon have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Ilia Calderon having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Ilia Calderon Lesbian ? No

Ilia Calderon has proven that one can achieve anything through hard work and dedication. Calderon was born and raised in a small, poverty-stricken town in Colombia. But now she is the anchor of prime-time news on a major network in the United States because of her excellent work ethic and dreams of achieving big in life.

Ilia Calderon Wiki-Bio: Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Family

Ilia Calderon was born on May 15, 1972. Thus as of January 2023, she is 50 years old. She was born in El Choco, Colombia, but moved to Miami in 2001 and has lived there ever since. Thus, Calderon is a U.S. citizen and Colombian immigrant.

Ilia Calderon's mother. SOURCE: Ilia Calderon's Instagram

Talking about her family, Ilia and her two sisters were raised by a single mother. By heritage, she is Afro-Colombian.

Ilia Calderon's Husband is Eugene Jang

Ilia and Eugene Jang tied the knot more than a decade ago after getting introduced by a mutual friend in Miami. Eugene is a Korean -American Physical therapist based in Florida.

Ilia Calderon and Eugene Jang have been married for more than ten years. SOURCE: Ilia Calderon's Instagram

Though the pair has been married for over ten years, there have been no rumors of separation, and the couple lives happily. When asked what is the secret behind her successful marriage, the anchor replied that they balanced each other out. She explained that she likes everything fast, whereas her husband is more patient.  

Ilia Calderon and her Husband Share A Daughter

Ilia Calderon gave birth to a daughter Anna Jang-Calderon on October 26, 2012, at the age of forty.

Ilia Calderon with her daughter. SOURCE: Ilia Calderon's Instagram

For Calderon becoming a mother was not easy. She was diagnosed with endometriosis and underwent three surgeries to remove uterine fibroids and conceive Anna via in vitro fertilization. Thankfully all her difficulties paid off when her daughter was born healthy.

Ilia Calderon is News Anchor at Univision

Ilia co-anchors the 6:30 PM news Noticiero Univision with veteran reporter Jorge Ramos since 2017. When she was hired for this position, history was created. She became the first Afro-Latina to anchor a news desk from Monday through Friday on a major network in the United States. Before Noticiero Univision, she was co-anchor of Primer Impacto Fin de Semana and Primer Impacto.

Ilia Calderon is the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision. SOURCE: Ilia Calderon's Instagram.

The veteran journalist started her journalism career in her home country of Colombia. She first presented news shows on the regional channel Teleantioquia and later on national television for Noticiero CM&. In 2001, she moved to the USA after a job opportunity at Telemundo. After working there for six years, she joined Univision.

Ilia Calderon's Salary and Net Worth

On average, a news anchor at Univision earns $75,261 a year. Since Calderon is a veteran journalist, she likely makes more than the average. As of 2023, her net worth is $1.5 million

Ilia Calderon: Quick Facts

  • Ilia lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband and daughter.
  • A KKK member, Christopher Barker, threatened to burn her alive during an interview.
  • Her book," My Time to Speak," was released in August 2020. It was published both in Spanish and English.
  • She is alum of Universidad de Antioquia
  • Calderon is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Ilia Calderon Married

First Marriage with Eugene Jang

Eugene Jang is a physical therapist who is based in Miami, Florida. He and Ilia are married for more than a decade.

Ilia Calderon Children

DAUGHTER : Anna Jang-Calderon

Father: Eugene Jang

Anna Jang-Calderon is the only child of Ilia Calderon and Eugene Jang. She was conceived through in-vitro fertilization.

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