Kyra Phillips is an award-winning correspondent for the CNN investigative and documentary units, based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is proud to announce Kyra Phillips as the 2013 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient.
Phillips joined CNN in 1999 and moved to HLN in 2012 to anchor Raising America with Kyra Phillips, a daily interactive, investigative program that focused on news impacting the modern American family.
THE DAUGHTER OF TWO San Diego State University professors, Kyra Phillips grew up in San Diego and showed an early aptitude for journalism and acting——a solid footing for a future network anchorwoman. After high school graduation, she attended the University of Southern California, where she earned a B.A. in journalism. After a brief, post-college internship at KGTV Channel 10, she climbed the ladder of local TV news in five markets before joining CNN in 1999, where she’s co-anchor of the afternoon desk. In addition to her anchor duties, reporting assignments have taken her to the Antarctic, New Orleans (to cover Hurricane Katrina), Europe and the Middle East (five times) to cover the war in Iraq. She’s won four Emmys and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting and was named Reporter of the Year in 1997 by Associated Press.
|Date of Birth||8 August 1968, San Diego, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Kyra June Phillips|