This Australian-born journalist worked in Washington, D.C. as a CNN White House and political correspondent. Earlier in her career, she reported for CBS Evening News Weekend Edition.
After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in communications and psychology, she worked as a television production assistant for an Oakland, California Fox-affiliated station.
After reporting on the 2008 financial bailout, she received the National Press Foundation's Everett McKinley Dirksen Award.
Though a native of Australia, she was raised primarily in Southern California.
She often substituted for Wolf Blitzer as the anchor of CNN's The Situation Room.