Drawing on her award-winning journalistic career, the news veteran and ABC News correspondent illustrates the importance of dreaming big, and shares takeaways on breaking barriers in competitive environments.
The consummate role model, Kyra Phillips’ life and career demonstrate how grit, perseverance, and hard work led her to the top of one of the most competitive professions in the world.
As a DC-based correspondent for ABC News, Kyra is one of America’s most recognized and trusted journalists. She joined CNN in 1999, anchoring Live From, CNN Newsroom, and American Morning. Later at HLN, she anchored Raising America with Kyra Phillips, a daily interactive, investigative program that focused on news impacting the modern American family. She also led the network’s 2012 election coverage. She now covers our nation’s capital.
From covering war zones and scientific discoveries in the South Pole, to interviewing icons along with U.S. presidents and Mother Teresa, she has traveled the world to report on and investigate a wide range of breaking news, including four tours reporting in Iraq. She is also the first female journalist to fly in an F-14 air-to-air combat training mission over the Persian Gulf.
Other career highlights include interviews with Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey about the rise of ISIS and Admiral Thad Allen about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as her coverage of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She has won two Peabodys, six Emmys, and two Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting, among other honors.
Kyra is also the co-author of The Whole Life Fertility Plan, and co-host of The Mom Squad Podcast. The perfect event emcee or keynote speaker for fundraisers and ladies’ luncheons, she inspires audiences with powerful stories drawn from her stellar career, with lessons on fearlessly pursuing your dreams, breaking barriers to achieve success in any profession, and paying it forward.Author & ABC News Correspondent
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