Kathleen Sullivan (born May 17, 1953) is an American television journalist. She was one of a small group of anchors and reporters which launched CNN, a cable news channel, which led to the 24-hour news cycle of the U.S. cable news broadcast within the field of journalism. Her career has been involved in nearly every area of broadcasting. For more than ten years, Sullivan was a news anchor, working at CNN, ABC News and CBS News. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post. She was born in Pasadena, California. Starting her career in local television, Sullivan rose quickly after being the first anchor hired by CNN. She became the first American woman to broadcast live from the Soviet Union when she went there to interview Russian cosmonauts for the Soviet Pre-Olympic festival.
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