Quick Facts Kyra Phillips

  • NameKyra Phillips
  • Birth NameKyra Phillips
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionNews anchor
  • Working ForTelevision
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • Hair ColorBrown
  • Face ColorWhite
  • Famous ForNews anchor, reporter
  • Affair withJohn Roberts (2009?)
  • BoyfriendJohn Roberts (2009?)
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toJohn Assad (m. 2000?2008)
  • Children2
  • DivorceYes
  • EducationUniversity of Southern California
  • AwardsNews & Documentary Emmy Award
  • TV ShowCNN Newsroom, Anderson Cooper 360?

Kyra Phillips is an American reporter and news anchor. She currently works for HLN. She also has worked at CNN for thirteen years.


Kyra was born on 8 August 1968 in Illinois. She was raised in Jacksonville. Her parents became professors at San Diego University so she moved to San Diego, California. She was studying in 4th grade then. She attended Helix High School and graduated from there. She also studied at the University of Southern California and earned bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Initially, Phillips worked for WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin as a weekend anchor and reporter. She then moved to WDSU-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1994. She also worked for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas as a morning anchor. She also participated in Big Brothers Big Sister of America, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Brain Tumor Foundation for Children and Global Down Syndrome Foundation.


In 1999 she joined CNN. In 2001, as they prepared for the war in Afghanistan she was allowed to enter U.S. Navy Air wing CVW-9. Riding in an F-14 Tomcat during an air to air combat mission over the Persian Gulf, she produced reports on the Navy Seals, the U.S. Navy’s reconnaissance missions from the USS Paul Hamilton, Special Warfare Combatant Crewman training and the Navy’s Special Operations Command. She also took part in SWAT training as well as other police and weapon training. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, she became an embedded journalist and reported from the USS Abraham Lincoln. She co-anchored CNN Radio’s election coverage with Capitol Hill on November 4, 2008. On 26 June 2012, it was announced that she would resign from CNN and start her own show at HLN.


In 2010, Kyra Phillips got engaged to John Roberts. John is Fox News correspondent. On March 15, 2011, she was blessed with twins. There is no any rumor about her relationship, dating etc. She currently resides with her husband and children in her own home. She also has shares in the market and as of 2016, Kyra Phillips’ net worth is $5.2 million dollars.

Kyra has a charming personality. While she is reporting she exposes her long and sexy toned legs. Although her body measurement is unknown we can assume that she has a perfect body. She looks sexy in every piece of cloth. She is counted as one of the beautiful and talented reporters in the industry. Many people call her as their role model. During her free time, she loves being around her family and friends. She is very energetic and passionate about her work.

The Associated Press named her as the Reporter of the Year in 1997. To date, she has won Emmy Awards four times. For investigative reporting, she won Edward R. Murrow Awards twice.