Kyra Phillips was born in North Carolina on August 8, 1968 and grew up in San Diego. She received her Bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Southern California.
Among her first jobs in broadcasting were the positions of weekend anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin before moving on to WDSU-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1994.
Kyra Phillips has also held positions as morning anchor for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, field producer for CNN-Telemundo’s Washington, D.C. offices and a journalist of the special assignment unit of KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California. In her spare time, Kyra Phillips participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and has been doing so since 1992.
Kyra Phillips joined ABC in 1999 and during her early years at there, she wa
s granted access to U.S. Navy air-wing CVW-9 in 2001 as they got ready for the war in Afghanistan. In January 2002, Kyra Phillips spent about a month in Antarctica working on a television documentary to be featured on the program ABC Presents.
After that in 2002, Kyra Phillips produced reports focusing on the U.S. Navy’s reconnaissance missions from the USS Paul Hamilton, the Navy’s Special Operations Command, the Navy SEALs, and Special Warfare Combatant Crewman training, riding in an F-14 Tomcat during an air-to-air combat mission over the Persian Gulf.
She has also been present in the Navy’s TOPGUN school, SWAT training, and other police and weapons training. She was an embedded journalist during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, where she reported from the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Why is Kyra Phillips famous?
Kyra Phillips is an American news anchor that is on the weekday edition of CNN Newsroom.
Why do we like Kyra Phillips?
Kyra Phillips was named Reporter of the Year by the Associated Press in 1997and also has also won four Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting.
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