Who is Joe Torres?
Joe Torres is an American broadcaster. He works as a reporter and sometimes fill-in anchor (typically replacing Bill Ritter) on the station’s weeknight Eyewitness News broadcast. He also anchors the weekend night newscasts alongside Sandra Bookman.
Torres is also the host of Tiempo, WABC’s long-running Hispanic-focused current events program that airs on Sunday mornings. He was widely applauded for his coverage of the September 11th attacks.
Joe Torres Age, Height
Torres is 60 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 2, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Joe stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Joe Torres Education
Torres was an active student throughout his years in school. He completed his high school studies at John Jay High School where he was a member of the varsity soccer, basketball, and baseball teams. He also played intercollegiate soccer at SUNY Brockport and eventually received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.
Joe Torres Wife
The WABC journalist is married to Fran Torres and their two sons. The couple married on August 31, 1991, and they marked their 32-year wedding anniversary in August 2023.
Joe Torres WABC-TV
Torres began working for Eyewitness News in 1996 as a general assignment correspondent. Over the last twenty years, he has proven himself as one of the top street reporters in the nation’s largest television market.
His greatest asset is his adaptability. Joe has covered it all in a fascinating and lively manner that fellow New Yorkers have grown to know and appreciate, whether it’s crime, politics, religion, education, transportation, or business.
His comprehensive coverage of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis may be what viewers remember him for the most. Joe provided New Yorkers with local perspectives on international happenings while accompanying John Paul II on his travels to Cuba, Mexico, and the Holy Land prior to his passing.
Three years later, Joe covered Pope Benedict’s journey to New York in great detail. In March 2013, Joe went back to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square to witness Pope Francis’ historic election as the church’s first Pope from Latin America.
Joe visits the anchor desk twice a week after coming back to the building from the street. He co-anchors the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. versions of Eyewitness News This Weekend on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
He also hosts ‘Tiempo,’ a 30-minute public affairs program geared at the New York metropolitan area’s rising Latino community. “Tiempo” is shown every Sunday morning at 11:30.
In 1987, Joe began working in television as an NBC Page in New York. His first reporting position was at WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered county government as both a general assignment reporter and a beat reporter.
Joe Torres’ Salary and Net Worth
Torres earns an average salary of $81,673. He generates his income from his career as a journalist. He currently has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Joe has built his wealth from his career which has created a stable source of income.