Known for her time as anchor of CNN Newsroom for CNN International. She has covered various high-profile stories, including the Ukrainian revolution, and served as correspondent for CNN's Green Week specials.
She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in radio, TV, and film. She earned her first job in news TV following her graduation as an intern at WREG in Memphis, Tennessee.
She spent time as a lead anchor for CNN US during the 1990's, and covered such high-profile stories as the Oklahoma City bombing. She also anchored The Weather Channel's show Forecast Earth.
She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.
She and fellow news anchor Kate Bolduan have both gained prominence for their times with CNN International.