Kyra Phillips is a news anchor and reporter who was born on 8th August 1968 in Illinois. She is American by nationality and currently reports for HLN. Earlier, for 13 years she worked for CNN. She is 47 years of age. Let's take a look at her bio below.
Born in Illinois, Jacksonville was where Phillips grew up. She again moved to San Diego in California at the age of four, as her parents found jobs there as professors at the San Diego State University. After completing her schooling from Helix High School, she joined the University of Southern California and earned her bachelor's degree major in Journalism.
After her graduation, she worked as a weekend anchor/reporter for WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 1994, she started working at WDSU-TV, located in New Orleans, Lousiana. She then held different positions in different news/journalism agencies: KAMC-TV's morning anchor in Lubbock, Texas; CNN-Telemundo's field producer in Washington, D.C.; KCBS-TV's special assignment unit journalist in Los Angeles, California.
Apart from what regular work she does for the HLN, Phillips takes part in BTFC (Brain Tumor Foundation for Children), TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and since 1992 the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Phillips has another feather in her cap, being the last journalist to fly an F-14 TOMCAT fighter plane before it was decommissioned from service by the US NAVY.
Phillips is 5 feet 6 inches in height. She had been married earlier to John Assad, but in 2010, she and John Roberts, a Fox News correspondent got engaged. The couple has two children that are twins. She did return to work after being a mother, and her interview with adweek.com shows how happy she is being a mother to twins and a proud wife to a wonderful husband. Phillips and Roberts have stated that they will marry once they find the time since both of them are very busy in the journalism field.
Phillips has been active in the journalism scene for around 20 years or so, and she has been praised as well as criticized in this long career. One instance when she faces fierce criticism was when she was insensitive while interviewing a 12-year-old boy who had lost both his arms as well as his relatives due to an airstrike by the US forces in Iraq, in April 2003.
Even then, it is of utmost importance for every celebrity to create a virtual image and goodwill these days by interacting with their fans on social media. Her posts on these sites are mainly related to her family life and work. Phillips has over 40 thousand followers on twitter, and close to 700 followers on Instagram. She also has a page on CNN, and you could actually follow her on all of these websites to stay updated on what's happening in her personal as well as professional life.
A celebrity's success is to be measured by the lives they have touched and impacted on; still it is necessary to know how successful they have been, financially. She has been a part of popular news channels, even then, we do not know anything about her net worth or salary. It can be guessed, though, that with her husband being in Fox channel, the family has a lucrative income.