Elaine Quijano is an American journalist, who serves as an anchor and correspondent on CBS News. Previously, she served as a Washington, D.C.-based general assignment correspondent for CNN.
Elaine Quijano Bio; Age, Family, Ethnicity
Elaine Cagas Quijano was born on 21 January 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States that makes her 46 years of age. She is Filipino-American by ethnicity. Both her parents hail from the Philippines who later moved to the United States. Her father is from Davao City and her mother is from Batangas, Philippines.
Quijano grew up with her sister in the Skokie and Morton Grove suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from high school, she went to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. There, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism at age 21.
Her Career; CNN, CBS News
Elaine’s net worth is contributed by her journalism work for more than two decades. She started her career as an intern at CBS-affiliated WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois in 1994. Later, she became an anchor/reporter and worked until 1998. She then joined ABC-affiliated WFTS-TV as a general assignment reporter and worked for two years before joining CNN Newsource.
Quijano joined CNN Newsource as a correspondent in 2000 and covered numerous stories for the network. Moreover, in 2004, she moved to CNN/US as a Washington, D.C.-based general assignment correspondent. In 2006, she became a White House correspondent for CNN and worked until 2009.
In 2010, she joined CBS News as a general assignment reporter. Based in New York, she now serves as an anchor for CBSN, the CBS News 24-hour digital streaming network. Furthermore, she hosts the nightly politics show Red and Blue and anchors the Sunday edition of CBS Weekend News.
Personal Life; Is She Married Now?
The 46-year-old journalist prefers to keep her personal life away from media attention. She has not revealed her possible boyfriend or husband in public. It looks like she is currently unmarried and focused on her career so far.
While not working, Elaine loves reading books and her favorite one is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Besides, she is a huge dog lover, which is demonstrated by the love towards them at her workplace.
Some Interesting Facts About Elaine Quijano
- Elaine is the first Asian-American from a digital news network (CBSN) to moderate a U.S. debate for national elected office in the general election in 2016.
- She broke the stories of the Boston Marathon bombings, to the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
- She loves swimming and is an experienced scuba diver.
- At university, she started out as an engineering major and later switched to journalism.