is Polo Sandoval?
Polo was born in Texas USA on 10 May 1971, so under the zodiac sign of Taurus and holding American nationality – Polo gained recognition after he began working as a correspondent for the CNN network.
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Early life and education
Polo spent most of his childhood living with his parents in Atlanta, Georgia – his father is originally from Lebanon while his mother was born and raised in the US. Not a lot is known about his early life as he has chosen to keep those details to himself.
After he matriculated from a local high school in Atlanta, he enrolled at the University of Texas-Pan American in 2003, then switched to Texas State University San Marcos in 2005 from which he graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media Mass Communication/Media Studies.
His career began when he started his internship with KTBC Fox 7 News in August 2006 – he worked as their reporter for 10 months until May 2007, then secured his first full-time reporting job for KRGV TV – he worked as their reporter, anchor, storyteller, and enterpriser for nearly seven years before quitting in February 2014, signing a contract with CNN NEWSOURCE which was his first job as a national correspondent. He stayed with the station for nearly two years before he moved to CNN in October 2015 to work as their national correspondent – he is still actively working with them.
Polo is currently travelling across the country and reporting from numerous places and events – during the years he spent with CNN, he was the one to cover the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, the riots in Baltimore in 2015, and the escape of the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in 2016 – he covered the story of the hurricanes which hit the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston, while his last big reportage was of the border wall when the government shutdown continued in Washington D.C., the longest-running such shutdown ever.
Polo is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is the one to mentor new and inexperienced journalists. He won the Texas State University’s Young Alumni Rising Star Award, and was nominated for an Emmy Award which he didn’t manage to win.
Laura Ingraham mocking Polo
It appears as it is allowed for one reporter or anchor to mock their ‘rival’ reporter, as Laura Ingraham called Polo ‘Little Twerp’ during her “The Ingraham Angle” show. Polo reported regarding the issue of sex trafficking at the southern border, and laughed at President Donald Trump for his idea of building the wall which Laura does not find to fit a reporter of his caliber.
Polo speaking at Mass Comm Week in Old Main on 22 October 2014
During the presentation, Polo shared his thoughts about journalism and what one needs to be a successful reporter – he stated that you need to be a good storyteller and have to add the ‘human element’ to your stories. ‘I appeared on the radar by honing in on my storytelling. That’s something that is rare and hard to find. There aren’t a lot of people that have this view of the world that allows them to carry on a conversation about the world around them.’
He was talking in front of over 100 people, and showed them videos of numerous stories which he’s covered – he stated that if you want to be a successful reporter, you need to know both sides of the story, or even more, and you have to stay in the middle of it. One of the most important things is that ‘journalists have to know that their job is to tell a story, not to break the trust of their source’.
Another thing which helps a person become a better storyteller is reading – Polo stated how he reads “The Wall Street Journal” and “The New York Times” newspapers each morning, while he also takes a look at “Monitor” which is the newspaper from his home town.
‘What set me apart from my competitors is that I knew how to capture human emotion. I feel that is why CNN hired me when they did. When looking for a job at a big company, I think it helped me that I started somewhere local and worked my way up to CNN.’ He advises members of minority groups to embrace who they are – he explained that it is going to be hard for them to make it out there, but that they can certainly manage to do it if they try hard enough.
Polo is one of those people who keep their personal lives to themselves, but it seems that the more secretive you are, the more rumors are going to follow you. The fact that Polo is 47 and that he doesn’t talk about past or present girlfriends made people believe that he is gay – there is not a single relationship of Polo which the public knows about, he has never married and doesn’t have any kids. All of these things combined with the way he dresses, talks and walks provided the foundation for rumors about his sexual orientation.
Polo has never denied or confirmed the rumors – he appears to be single at the moment.
Likes and other interests
Polo is fluent in both English and Spanish and is very fond of languages.
With #Chapo jury deliberations on pause until Monday, here’s a fitting #TBT from the time we picked up some narco-tees in a Mexico City market, fresh after the 2015 prison break. https://t.co/fqr6QmrZT4 pic.twitter.com/UBVGW5j1DT
— Polo Sandoval (@PoloSandovalCNN) February 8, 2019
Appearance and net worth
Polo is currently 47 years old, has short black hair, brown eyes, is 5ft 11in (1.8m) tall and weighs around 159lbs (72kgs).
According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, and is very likely to rise as he is still very active in his work.
Social media presence
Polo is quite active on several popular social media platforms too – he launched his Twitter account in February 2014, and has so far gathered nearly 8,000 followers and tweeted over 2,300 times. His Instagram account is followed by almost 2,500 people, but he’s only posted around 25 pictures – he has a Facebook page as well, which is followed by over 6,000 fans.