Kyra Phillips created a school newspaper in the 4th grade, landing her first interview with Dr. Seuss. That was just the beginning. From covering war zones to the South Pole, and interviewing icons from U.S. presidents to Mother Teresa, Phillips’ journalistic journey has been nothing but awe-inspiring.
An award-winning journalist, 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 and in August 2012, she led the network’s 2012 election coverage. Phillips is now a correspondent for the CNN investigative and documentary units.
Phillips has traveled the world to cover and investigate a wide range of breaking news, including four tours reporting in Iraq, first as an embedded journalist aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, then covering the war, and its affect the Iraqi people. Her stories included the Baghdad School for the Blind, substance abuse within the Iraqi military, and an exclusive look inside Saddam Hussein's cell and his personal diary. Phillips' war coverage secured her the Atlanta Press Club's National Reporter of the Year for 2007.