Kyra Philips is an American reporter as well as a news anchor. She is best known for her work for CNN for thirteen years. Currently she is reporting primarily on HLN. She had completed her graduation form Helix High School. She had started her career in her early age. Her first job was in the position of weekend anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV. She had won many awards in her career including four EMMY Awards.
She is engaged to a Canadian Fox News correspondent. She also gave birth to twins. There are no any rumors about her being on a date or any other relationships. She has not married yet. She had been in a controversy where she had been criticized for her insensitivity. She is a beautiful woman. She is very hardworking and dedicates herself in her work.
Early Life And Education Of Kyra Philips
Kyra Philips was born on 8 August 1968 in Illinois. She was raised in the city of Jacksonville. Later she migrated to San Diego, California while studying in 4th grade. Her birth sign is Leo.
Her father Dan Philips and mother were professors at San Diego State University.
She studied at Helix High School and earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.
Kyra Philips' Career
Philips, 49, started her broadcasting career working as the weekend anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV in Green Day before joining WDSU-TV in New Orleans in 1994.
He worked as a morning anchor for KAMC-TV and field producer for CNN-Telemundo's Washington, D.C. She joined CNN network in 1999. She was granted access to U.S. Navy Air Wing CVW-9 in 2001.
The next year, she spent about a month in Antartica working on a documentary broadcasted on the program CNN Presents. She worked on making reports focusing on the U.S. Navy's reconnaissance missions from the USS Paul Hamilton.
She worked as an embedded journalist during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. She reported from the USS Abraham Lincoln. She was with Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins during the November 2008 election coverage.
On 2 April 2018, she left CNN to join ABC News as a D.C.-based correspondent.
Kyra Philips' Awards And Honors
Philips was declared the 'Reporter of the Year' by the Associated Press in 1997.
She has received two Edward R. Murrow Awards and four Emmys for her dedication and investigative reporting.
She was praised with the Top Documentary Award by the Society of Professional Journalists for her coverage of Louisiana, Jena and multiple Golden Microphones.
Kyra Philips' Net Worth
Kyra has not revealed details about her current net worth and salary, however, her annual salary on ABC News is somewhere in between $75,000 to $82,000 annually.
Salaries of a news reporter at CNN network ranges from an average of $36,673 to $126,050 a year. Philips salary must be somewhere in between the range.
Kyra Philips' Personal Life
Philips was previously a married woman. She was engaged to Fox News journalist John Roberts in 2010.
She welcomes twin kids; Kellan Clay Roberts and Sage Ann Roberts with her fiance on 15 March 2011.
The couple who is very happy being parents said,
"It was amazing to welcome them to the world. It was a long road to get here, but they are absolutely beautiful little people. It’s incredible to be able to hold them in our arms and love them in person."
The pair is still not married.