Emmy Award-winning Elaine Quijano is a gorgeous American television personality, a former CNN reporter and currently, a correspondent as well as an anchor with CBS News. She rose to fame after covering the United States Vice Presidential debate as the mediator in 2016. Elaine is the first Asian-American to have hosted a presidential debate in the history of US Journalism.
Following her outstanding and unparallel records, Elaine Quijano has been honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of Breaking News Story in a News Magazine. She has also been nominated for another Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regular Scheduled Newscast. Read on to find out other interesting facts about the charming journalist.
Biography Elaine Quijano
Elaine Quijano was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States in 1975. She was raised by her Filipino parents in Skokie and Morton Grove suburbs in Chicago, Illinois. There’s no information regarding her childhood and her high school details. After she completed high school, the brilliant Elaine enrolled at the University of Illinois located at Urbana-Champaign. There she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1995. Elaine is 5 feet 6 inches tall with seductive body measurements of 34-23-34 inches.
Elaine Quijano’s Parents
Quijano’s parents are both Filipino migrants to the United States. Her mother came from the city of Batangas while her father came from Davao City both in the Philippines. Being a Filipino descent, Elaine has most of her relations in the Philippines. Her mother grew up in the Philippines during the World War II and she earned a degree in Accounting when she was 28 years old. After her graduation, she migrated to the United States where she met Elaine’s father and the duo eventually started life in the United States. However, nothing much is known about her parents, their names and their other children. Quijano has always kept a low profile when it comes to her personal life as well as her family.
Her Journalism Career
Prior to her graduation from the University of Illinois, Elaine started her internship in 1994. She worked as an intern at WCIA-TV in Champaign and was later promoted to a reporter, anchor, and later, a producer in the media company. Four years later, Elaine left the company and joined WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida where she worked as a general assignment reporter.
However, after two years, she joined CNN Newsource, an affiliate of CNN in 2000. Her portfolio covers working on general assignments and as a field correspondent for the Newsource. She covered the September 11, 2001 attacks at the United States world’s trade center. After that, she traveled to Kuwait City where she was reporting on the invasion of Iraq by the United States troops in 2003. She also reported the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, as well as Beltway Sniper attack of the same year.
Subsequently, she was transferred to the CNN team in Washington, D. C. There her work was based on general assignment and she covered several stories including the re-election campaign of the former US President George W. Bush, the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, and the campaign of the vice presidential candidate John Edwards.
She was posted to the White House in 2006 and she worked as a White House correspondent for CNN until 2009. She reported several top stories such as the war against terror the financial crisis among other issue faced by George W. Bush’s administration.
Career at CBS
After nine years of outstanding work with the CNN, Elaine Quijano left the network and joined CBS News as a general assignment correspondent in 2010. She has been a prominent figure in CBS Digital Streaming Network till date and has covered several news stories including Hurricane Sandy as well as Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup among others. She has anchored several CBS Shows such as CBS Weekend News, CBS This Morning and The CBS Evening News.
Based on her outstanding performances over the years, Elaine was named the moderator for the US Vice Presidential debate held at Longwood University, Farmville in Virginia. The announcement was made by the Commission on Presidential Debates; making her the youngest journalist to have anchored a presidential debate since 1988.
Personal Life: Married / Husband / Kids
Talking about her personal life, Quijano likes adventure and during her free time, she likes Scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. She likes reading political books and science fictions. Her favorite book is The Hitcher’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Furthermore, many her fans have been asking questions and itching to know who the lucky man in her life is. Well, Elaine is a very young, gorgeous and attractive lady. Her standing records would certainly bring so many men her way. However, the amazing journalist has always kept details regarding her personal life, family, affairs, and dating history under the shades. She might have been in relationships in the past but has never opened up to the media yet. She hardly appears with men during events except with her colleagues.
Previously, there were rumors that the Asian beauty has a mystery man in her life. The rumors were not confirmed and are believed to be mere speculations. Apparently, Elaine is still single, she is not linked to a celebrity or a journalist at the moment and she doesn’t have any kids yet. We hope to keep you updated whenever when new things emerge about the super-talented journalist.