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Phillip Mena Biography

Phillip Mena is an American journalist who was born and bought up in El Paso, Texas, United States of America. Currently, he works at NBC News in New York, New York, as a correspondent and co-host of Early Today. He covered Hurricane Irma for the Today Show and as a weekend anchor for MSNBC. Previously, before joining NBC News, Mena worked as a reporter and anchor at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas, for three years.

10 Quick Facts About Phillip Mena

Here is a list of 10 facts about Mena


  • Name: Phillip Mena
  • Age: 42 Years Old.
  • Birthday: April 30
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Journalist
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Salary: $24,292 – $72,507
  • Net worth: $1 Million – $5 Million

Phillip Mena Age

Mena is 42 years old, he was born on April 30, 1981, in El Paso, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on April 30 every year and his birth sign is Taurus.

Phillip Mena Height

Phillip Mena stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Phillip Mena Weight

Mena weighs 70 kg.

Early Life and Education

Mena was born two miles north to Mexico border on 30 April 1981. He grew up obsessed with sports, not journalism. He spent one semester at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) but then left college, feeling unmotivated. However, he got inspired by one of his old friends to continue his education.

Mena, therefore, enrolled at Arizona State University, intending to focus on sports journalism. Phillip graduated in 2008 with a degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It took two years for him to get his first job in broadcasting in his hometown in 2010.

Before that, Mena had gone through the struggle field. He used to work in a health food store while sending out demo tapes and CVs until he had his first job at KTSM El Paso where he worked as a sports reporter a few months later he turned to be the main anchor. While at KTSM, he reported on drug cartels along the border and on corruption in state government.

Rise to Fame

Mena began his broadcasting career in 2010 at a station in his hometown KTSM El Paso, where he first had to work as a sports reporter before he joined the station anchor team. In 2012, he left El Paso to Houston where he was welcome with open arms by his co-workers at KPRC. During his days at KPRC, he had chances to cover some of the incredible stories such as the West Texas explosion, NASA, and the Adrian Peterson child abuse scandal.

From Houston, he later moved to New York to serve as a correspondent with ABC, before he started working for NBC News in 2015. At present, he works as a Correspondent at MSNBC, where he anchor s NBC Early Today alongside his co-anchor Frances Rivera.

Phillip Mena Family, Parents

Mena is the oldest of three children, he credits his parents with his work ethic. Phillip’s mother used to work as a school secretary while his father worked at a supermarket. Yet by the time he was in high school, both of his parents went back to school to obtain their college degrees, to show their children the value of education. Now Mena’s mother Laura Mena is an occupational therapist, and his father Ramiro Mena Jr is a teacher.

In fact, during Mena’s first semester at UTEP, his father was a student there as well. Besides, he has a brother named Marc Mena who is a firefighter in El Paso, and sister Clare Felix works in the marketing field of an energy company in Phoenix.

Phillip Mena Wife

Mena has not gone public with his relationship, it is not publicly known whether he is married or in a relationship. His partner’s information will be updated as soon as the information is available.

Phillip Mena Salary

Mena receives an average annual salary of between $24,292 and $72,507. This is Per our average wage estimates for journalists in the United States. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee.

Phillip Mena Net Worth

Phillip Mena net worth is estimated at $1 million and $5 million dollars. This includes his assets, money and income. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist. Through his various sources of income, Phillip has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Phillip Mena

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Phillip Mena Bio.

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  • Full Names: Phillip Mena
  • Popular As: Phillip
  • Gender: Male
  • Occupation / Profession: Journalist
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: Hispanic / Latino descent
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Birthday

  • Age: 42 Years Old
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Date of Birth: 30 April 1981
  • Place of Birth: El Paso, Texas, USA
  • Birthday: April 30

Body Measurements

  • Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 9 inches(1.75 m)
  • Weight: 70 kg(154 lbs)
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)

Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Ramiro Mena Jr.
  • Mother: Laura Mena
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Marc Mena, Clare Felix
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Dating / Girlfriend: Single
  • Children: None

Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million
  • Salary: $24,292 – $72,507
  • Source of Income: Journalism

Mena is highly active on social media, maintaining a strong presence across various platforms. Through these channels, he connects with fans, shares new content and updates, and cultivates a loyal community around his work. Stay connected with Phillip by following his official accounts below.

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