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Kyra Phillips is a renowned American journalist who commenced her career as a host at WLUK-TV. She has been recognized as an Emmy award-winning journalist for ABC, and is appreciated for her charismatic personality and radiant beauty. Phillips' career spans multiple television networks, including HLN, CNN, and more.
Kyra Phillips was born on August 8, 1968, in Illinois. Raised initially in Jacksonville, she spent her later childhood in San Diego, California, where her parents were professors at San Diego State University. Always a bright student, Phillips developed an interest in journalism during her teenage years. She completed her high school education at Helix High School, then pursued and obtained a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
After ending her marriage with her ex-husband John Assad, Phillips tied the knot with John Roberts, a FOX News Correspondent. The couple was blessed with twins in 2011. Their high-profile careers in the media industry provide them with substantial economic stability. Individually, Phillips earns a significant salary and has amassed a net worth exceeding 5 million dollars, bolstered by returns from her investments.
Phillips kick-started her broadcasting career with WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. From there, she joined WDSU-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana, then moved to KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, before ending up at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California.
She joined CNN in 1999 after honing her skills at local stations, a move that brought her national fame and recognition. During her thirteen years at CNN, she delivered exceptional reporting. Memorable coverage includes the 2001 news report from the U.S. Navy Air Wing as they prepared for the Afghanistan War in 2002, a report from Antarctica for a documentary, and coverage of the 2002 U.S. Navy reconnaissance mission.
Her reporting on the U.S. Navy earned her high accolades. To enhance the accuracy of her reports, she underwent various types of training such as SWAT Training, Police training, and weapons training. During the Presidential Elections of 2008, Phillips co-anchored the race's coverage on CNN Radio.
In 2012, Phillips moved from CNN to its sister network, HLN, where she launched her own show. Her rigorous and tenacious reporting has occasionally stirred controversies, which over time, have faded away. Once, she was criticized for insensitivity during an interview with a doctor from Iraq, and CNN's Chris Burns condemned a labor protest in France in 2006. One embarrassing incident occurred when her microphone was unintentionally left on during a restroom break in the coverage of President George W. Bush's speech, inadvertently broadcasting her private conversation.
Despite occasional setbacks, Phillips' career has been marked by significant accolades. She is a four-time Emmy Award Winner, a two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Associated Press named her Reporter of the Year in 1997. Her accomplishments exemplify her success and inspire many budding journalists.
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