Name Lidia Curanaj

Birthday / Age / Date of Birth / DOB As of 2018, she is around 40 years old.

Bio Profile / Wiki Information

Introduction :

  • Lidia Curanaj is a news presenter at WNYW-TV, a Fox affiliate station based in New York.

Personal Life : Parents, Education & Family

  • Lidia was born and raised in Bronx, New York along with her four siblings.
  • She is of Albanian heritage – her parents were Albanian immigrants.
  • She currently resides in Hartsdale, New York with her husband Victor and their children.
  • Lidia attended & graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in NYC.
  • After high school, she received a fully funded scholarship to attend Iona College where she started Mass Communication and Media Studies. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude from their program.
  • While in college, Lidia did internships at Rolling Stone, The View with Barbara Walters & at Random House.

Career, Salary & Net Worth :

  • During the course of her career, Lidia has had the privilege of working with various TV networks.
  • In December 2004 until January 2009, she started working for Fox Carolina, Greenville in South Carolina Area. Here, she worked as a news reporter and anchor.
  • In January 2009, she headed to News 12 in New York, where she worked as a reporter and anchor until November 2011.
  • After leaving News 12, Lidia joined Fox 5, WNYW in New York, as a general assignment reporter & still continues to work there.

Achievements & Accolades :

  • Lidia Curanaj is a two-time Emmy Award winner!
  • In 2012 she was honored for elevating the image of Albanian women in USA by the Albanian American Women’s Organization.
  • In October 2015, she was honored at the Albanian American Success Stories Soiree, as she one of the few Albanian-Americans to work for TV in the United States.

Interests, Height & Trivia :

  • When she is not working, Lidia loves to read – especially both fictional and non-fictional stories.
  • She loves listening to music and her favorite genre is Country music.
  • Lidia is a big fan of the New York Yankees.

Roger Ailes Controversy :

  • In December 2016, Lidia Curanaj filed a civil complaint against Fox TV station with allegations of discrimination.
  • Lisa mentions that she had a dinner interview with Roger Ailes in 2011 for a spot at the network, but did not end up getting it. During the interview, Roger allegedly demanded to turn around so he could inspect her from head to toe.
  • She alleges that Rodger Ailes even called her ex-boyfriend, Senator Gregory Ball, to ask him about her sex life and whether she would “put out”.
  • Several months later she did get a job at Fox but was told by boss Byron Harmon, that she was not quite attractive to be an anchor & even referred to her as “Miss Albania”.
Marriage & Wedding / Husband / Dating / Boyfriend Currently Married. See above for details.