Kyra Phillips Biography

Updated On Jul 27, 2017 Published On Nov 30, 2015
Facts of Kyra Phillips
Date of Birth: 1968 , August-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Kyra Phillips
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession News anchor
Working For Television
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
Father Esther Margaret Burnett
Mother Kadi Sesay
Birth Place/City Illinois
Religion Roman Catholic
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for News anchor, reporter
Married Yes
Married to John Assad (m. 2000–2008)
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Education University of Southern California
Awards News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
TV Show CNN Newsroom, Anderson Cooper 360°
Siblings Andrew Cuomo, Madeline Cuomo, Margaret Cuomo
Birth Name Kyra Phillips
Girlfriend Not Yet
Sisters Maria Cuomo Cole
Movies Skyfall
Weight in KG N/A
Nick Name Saima
Affair with John Roberts (2009–)
Body Measurements 34-23-33
Breast Size 35B
Waist size 23
Hip Size 33
Boyfriend John Roberts (2009–)
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In 2000, Kyra got married to her long-term girlfriend John Assad and they were reportedly dating and having a romantic love affair before they held their wedding ceremony. As a married couple they lived together for about eight years and unfortunately they ended their marital relationship with a divorced in 2008.

In 2009, Kyra was seen having romantic love affairs with John Roberts. John Roberts is a Fox News correspondent. They got engaged the following year and they welcomed twins children on 15th of March 2011.

Kura gained her primary education from Helix High School and she also graduated from there. Then she joined University of Southern California and graduated from there with a bachelor's degree in journalism. After that she began her professional career as an anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV.

After being there for about half a decade, she joined CNN. In 2003, she reported the sensational show USS Abraham Lincoln. Besides her frivolous anchoring and reporting career, she has also been involved in criticism several times and one of them was for her insensitivity interview with Dr Imad al-Najada. She has been earning lucrative amount of salary annually and her net worth is $5.2 Million Dollars.

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Born in San Diego, California

August 8 , 1968

Born as Kyra June Phillips in San Diego, California, United States of America to highly educated parents, Kyra was raised in the city of Jacksonville. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. She is five feet and six inch tall.

Joined WLUK-TV

1994

After graduating from University of Southern California, she began her professional career as an anchor and reporter for WLUK-TV. She then joined WDSU-TV. She also joined KAMC-TV in Lubbock; there she anchored the one of their morning show.

Joined CNN

1999

After being in WLUK-TV and WDSU-TV for about half a decade, she joined CNN. From her early days in CNN, she has an access to U.S. Navy Air Wing CVW-9. In 2003, she reported the sensational show USS Abraham Lincoln.

Involved in a Controversy

April 16 , 2003

Besides her frivolous anchoring and reporting career, she has also been involved in criticism several times and one of them was for her insensitivity interview with Dr Imad al-Najada. She was criticized for her for being humorless with the 12 years old boy.

Married to John Assad

2000

In 2000, Kyra got married to John Assad. As a married couple they lived together for about eight years and they got divorced in 2008. The actual reason for their divorce was not revealed in the media.

Engaged with John Roberts

2010

In 2009, Kyra was seen having romantic love affairs with John Roberts. John Roberts is a Fox News correspondent. They got engaged the following year and they also promised to get married soon but they have not fulfilled this promise yet. 

Gave birth to twins

March 15 , 2011

After being engaged with Fox News correspondent John Roberts, she announced that she is pregnant with her first child with the start of 2011 and finally on 15th of March 2011, she gave birth to twins.

Was named Reporter of the Year

1997

Till now, she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won several of them. In 1997, she was honored as the Reporter of the Year. She was given this name by the by the Associated Press.

Flew in the last F-14 Tomcat

2006

Since the beginning of her career at the CNN, she was given access to the U.S. Navy Air Wing CVW-9. Most of her stories were also mainly about the US Navy's. She also gained some popularity after she was named the last journalist to fly in an F-14 Tomcat before it officially retired.

Left CNN

June 26 , 2012

She spends most of her professional life in CNN. She joined them in 1999 and from that time on she served them being their news anchor and reporter but on 26th of June 2012, she announced that she will be leaving CNN. 

Her personal conversation were broadcast live

August 29 , 2006

On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall, she had some conservation with President George W. Bush. That day, she also offered advice on men, criticized her sister-in-law and she also praised her ex husband and all of these conservation  were broadcast live after she left her microphone in the washroom.