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CNN's Kyra Phillips

November 22, 201516 min
Kyra Phillips is an award-winning correspondent for the CNN investigative and documentary units, based at the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. Phillips joined CNN in 1999 and moved to HLN in 2012 to anchor Raising America with Kyra Phillips, a daily interactive, investigative program that focused on news impacting the modern American family. Phillips has traveled the world to cover and investigate a wide range of breaking news, including four tours reporting in Iraq, first as an embedded journalist aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, then covering the war, and its affect the Iraqi people. Her stories included the Baghdad School for the Blind, substance abuse within the Iraqi military, and an exclusive look inside Saddam Hussein's cell and his personal diary. Phillips' war coverage secured her the Atlanta Press Club's National Reporter of the Year for 2007. Her documentary about race relations and tensions in Jena, Louisiana, following the appearance of nooses at the town's high

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