Kyra Phillips (born August 8, 1968) is an American news anchor and reporter, currently on HLN. However, she is best known for her work of thirteen years at CNN. Phillips was born in North Carolina. She grew up in San Diego and graduated from Helix High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Southern California. Among her first jobs in broadcasting were the positions of weekend anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin before moving on to WDSU-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1994. Phillips has also held positions as morning anchor for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, field producer for CNN-Telemundo's Washington, D.C. offices and a journalist of the special assignment unit of KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California.
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