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Biography

Kyra Phillips :: Biography

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Kyra Phillips's facts

Date of Birth 1968-08-08
Nationality American
Profession News Anchor
Working for HLN
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to John Assad, John Roberts
Education Bachelor's degree in journalism
Education at University of Southern California
Awards Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards

Born on August 8, 1968,’Kyra Phillips’ is an American news anchor and reporter. Currently, she is reporting primarily on HLN. Phillips is best known for her tremendous work of thirteen years at CNN. She was grown up in Jacksonville, Illinois. In relation to her education background, she completed her high school level from Helix High School in San Diego, California. Phillips holds Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California.

Kyra started her career as a weekend anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She also worked as morning anchor for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas. Phillips also became field producer for CNN-Telemundo’s Washington, D.C. in 1999, she joined CNN where she was granted access to U.S. Navy Air Wing CVW-9 in 2001. They were preparing for the war in Afghanistan. Later she produced reports focusing on the U.S. Navy’s reconnaissance missions in 2002. The mission was operated from the USS Paul Hamilton. Besides this, she has also taken participation in the Navy’s TOPGUN school, SWAT training and other police training. She became an embedded journalist during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. She prepared report from the USS Abraham Lincoln during invasion period in Iraq. Kyra also became the last journalist to fly in an F-14 Tomcat before it took official retirement from its service in the U.S. Navy. On November 4, 2008 she co-anchored CNN Radio where she covered the election with Capitol Hill Correspondent Lisa Desjardins. However, she officially announced on 26 June 2012 that she would be leaving CNN and launched her own show at HLN. But, she again made her appearances in CNN in late 2013. She became the host of the 2 PM Newsroom and 10 AM Newsroom.On April 16, 2003 Philips got criticized for her insensitivity during an interview with Dr. Imad al-Najad who is the doctor of Ali Ismail Abbas. Abbas is a 12 year old boy who lost his both arms and 15 relatives when U.S. missile hit his home in Baghdad.

Talking about her personal biography, she is a married woman. She got married two times in her life. Philips got married to her first husband John Assad. But due to some issues, they couldn’t sustain their marriage life. As a result, they took divorce from each other. After two years, she found the love of her life John Roberts. Roberts is also a media personality. The couple got married and till date they are having good time each other. They respect each other’s work. Being from the same profession, they understand each other feelings. They are really happy with each other such that they are not likely to take divorce in the future. After some period of marriage she became pregnant and delivered twins children. Recently, she is living happy life with her husband and twins children.

The courageous news anchor is also noticed for her beautiful looks besides from her heart breaking news anchoring skills. However, there is no information about her exact body measurements and height. But her body looks hot and bold whenever she made her appearances in the television screen. She has an attractive pair of legs. Her legs and feet is the subject of attraction whenever she presents her news wearing short dresses. Phillips just looks stunning on her official uniform. She has a great choice of outfits. Even at the age of 45, she looks mesmerizing as in her young days.

Kyra is considered as one of the hardworking, dedicated and courageous news anchor in the American media industry. She has gained high level of recognition with her tremendous work performance as a news anchor. Her producer might be paying her good amount of salary considering her work. However, she hasn’t disclosed her exact net worth and salary figure. Besides her news anchoring work, she is also involved with the charitable trusts and has also run a sister association for the benefit of humanity. More detailed information about her is available in various internet sites. Her brief bio can be obtained from the wiki.