Elaine Quijano Biography
Elaine Cagas Quijano is an American television reporter. Formerly with CNN, she is now a correspondent and anchor with CBS News. Quijano left CNN on December 23, 2009, and joined CBS News in early 2010 as a general assignment reporter.
Elaine Quijano Age
Elaine Cagas Quijano was born in 1974, Chicago, Illinois.
Elaine Quijano Height
She stand at 5 feet and 6 inches.
Elaine Quijano Family
Quijano is a second-generation Filipino American. She grew up in the Skokie and Morton Grove suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
Elaine Quijano Parents
Her mother is from Batangas whereas her father is from Davao City.
Elaine Quijano Education
She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Elaine Quijano Husband/Children
Elaine has never been very open when it comes to talking about her private life, She believes her work to be her identity and insists on keeping her personal life classified.
Elaine Quijano Career
Quijano began her career as an intern at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, in 1994, and later became a reporter, producer, and anchor there. In 1998, Quijano left WCIA to become a general assignment reporter for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida.
Quijano was a correspondent for CNN Newsource, an affiliate of CNN, starting in December 2000. She covered the September 11, 2001 attacks and traveled to Kuwait City shortly before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. She remained in Kuwait for about a month. Quijano also covered the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the Beltway sniper attacks. In 2004, Quijano joined CNN/US as a Washington, D.C.-based general assignment correspondent. She covered The Pentagon, the Supreme Court, the 2004 re-election campaign of President George W. Bush and campaign of vice presidential candidate John Edwards. In 2006, she was named a White House correspondent for CNN. In that role, Quijano covered major stories of the George W. Bush administration, including the War on Terror, the unsuccessful bid for comprehensive immigration reform, and the 2008 financial crisis.
Quijano left CNN on December 23, 2009, and joined CBS News in early 2010 as a general assignment reporter.
At CBS News, Quijano is based in New York City. She has covered Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and the 2014 World Cup. Quijano is an anchor for CBSN, the digital streaming network for CBS. Quijano anchored the Sunday edition of CBS Weekend News from 2016-2020. Her work has appeared on CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News.
In 2009, Quijano was the convocation speaker at the UIUC College of Media, her alma mater.
In 2016, Quijano was named by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) as the moderator for the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia; Quijano thereby became the first Asian American to moderate a U.S. debate for national elected office in the general election, and the youngest journalist to moderate a debate since 1988. It was also the first time a digital network anchor had been selected to moderate a national debate.
Elaine Quijano Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to be USD 170,000.
Elaine Quijano Networth
Her estimated networth is USD 10 million.
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