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Brianna Keilar

Brianna Keilar
Born (1980-09-21) September 21, 1980
Occupation Journalist

Brianna Marie Keilar[1] (born September 21, 1980) is the senior political correspondent for CNN in the Washington, D.C. bureau. She previously worked as a White House correspondent, Congressional correspondent and general assignment correspondent for CNN in Washington. Prior to that, Keilar worked at CNN Newsource as a national correspondent, also in Washington.

Keilar started in television news as an intern and production assistant at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland, California. In 2001, she went to work as a general assignment reporter at KIMA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Yakima, Washington. During that same time, she also worked in radio as a morning show personality on "Billy, Blue and Brianna, Too: The Morning Zoo" on 107.3 KFFM.

In 2003, Keilar moved to New York to be an anchor, reporter and producer for CBS News on mtvU, a newscast that aired on MTV's college network. At CBS News on mtvU, she covered the 2004 presidential primaries and election from New Hampshire, Boston and New York. Brianna also covered the 2005 NFL Draft for mtvU. Keilar was 23 when she filled in as anchor of CBS News' overnight newscast, Up to the Minute, for the first time.

She was also a freelance reporter for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition before moving over to CNN.

While covering congress, Keilar earned the 2009 National Press Foundation Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her fall 2008 coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout.[2] As a general assignment correspondent for the network, she covered a wide range of stories, including the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, where she was the first CNN correspondent on the ground.

Keilar is a 2001 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She received her dual bachelor's degrees in Mass Communications and Psychology in 2001. She spoke at the commencement ceremony for Cal's class of 2013.

Keilar was born in Australia. She grew up in Orange County, California and graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 1998, where she was voted homecoming queen in her senior year.[3]


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  3. ^ "'Diablo Heat' grad pursuing TV career", The Orange County Register, January 24, 2003. "Brianna Keilar had it figured out. She was working as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KIMA TV, a CBS affiliate in Yakima, Wash., and looked at bigger media markets such as Tucson, Ariz., to eventually work her way up to a job in Los Angeles or New York. But the 1998 Mission Viejo High School alumna will not be reporting from Tucson anytime soon."

External links

  • Biography at CNN
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
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