• Nancy Cordes is an American media personality and chief congressional correspondent for CBS News.
• She earned her degree 'magna cum laude' from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from Princeton University.
• She worked for KHNL-TV, WJLA-TV, ABC News and CBS News throughout her career.
• She has been married since 2006 to Harald Cordes and has two children.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million with an annual salary of $750,000.

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Date Of Birth1970
FactCBS News congressional correspondent.

Who is Nancy Cordes?

Nancy Cordes is an American media personality, and one of its most well-regarded journalists, who is perhaps best known from currently serving as the chief congressional correspondent for all of the CBS News broadcasts. She is also widely recognized from some her previous engagements, such as for KHNL-TV, WJLA-TV as well as the ABC News. For her professionalism, hard work and great reputation, she was named ‘The Fearless ‘Pearl White’ of the News World’.

Early Life and Education

Nancy Weiner was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on the 10th August 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA, and apart from being of American nationality, she is also of white ethnicity. However, alongside her mother Linda who is a pediatrician, she spent the majority of her childhood on Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai. There aren’t many more available details about her family’s background, including her father’s identity.

When it comes to her educational background, upon matriculating from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, she transferred to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania from which she graduated ‘magna cum laude’ in 1995. She continued her schooling and obtained her Master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, majoring in public policy.

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Nancy’s professional journalism career began in 1995 when she returned to Honolulu, Hawaii, and joined the NBC’s affiliated television station KHNL-TV. After honing her skills as a reporter over the course of the next two years, then after earning a master of education, in 1999 she relocated to Washington D.C. where she began her four-year-long tenure as a reporter for the ABC’s affiliated television station WJLA-TV. During this period of her career, Nancy covered a vast number of major and sometimes dangerous stories including the 2000 US Presidential Election, the September 11th attacks in 2001, as well as the Beltway sniper attacks in the D.C. area, and the United Nations Mission in Bosnia in 2002.

Between 2003 and 2004, Cordes served as correspondent for an online news website and the ABC News’ affiliated online service NewsOne, covering the entire Washington D.C. area. In 2005 she transferred to the New York City, where she joined the ABC News programs, for which she served as a correspondent ’til 2007, covering several major news stories such as the Iraq War, the 2004 US Presidential Election as well as Hurricane Katrina.

It is certain that all of the abovementioned engagements, including a significant number of challenging tasks, helped Nancy Cordes to make a name for herself in the world of broadcast journalism, and to earn her great reputation as well as the nickname of ‘The Fearless ‘Pearl White’ of the News World‘, inspired by an eponymous American actress and ‘Queen of Serials’ who was widely known for doing her own stunts. For her professional skills and reporting, she was honored with the prestigious News and Documentary Emmy Award for the Outstanding Live coverage.

However, the real breakthrough in Cordes’ career occurred in 2007 when she became a member of the CBS News. She began as a Transportation and Consumer Safety correspondent, and was later appointed as its chief correspondent for the US Congress, and currently contributes to all of the CBS’ news platforms and broadcasts, such as “CBS This Morning” and “CBS This Morning: Saturday”, as well as “CBS News Sunday Morning”, and “Face the Nation” among others. Into the limelight she came for reporting stories and events such as the Tea Party movement, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) popularly nicknamed ‘Obamacare’ to name a few. In 2008 and 2010, she was the main reporter covering the US Congressional Elections, while during the 2012 US Presidential Election race she traveled with and covered Barack Obama’s campaign.

Personal Life

Curious about Nancy’s private life, aren’t you? Well, since 2006 she has been married to Harald Cordes, a German-born Engineering Manager at the multi-national engineering and design firm WSP USA, formerly known as Parsons Brinckerhoff. The couple first met in North Carolina in 2003, and soon after began their relationship which went on for three years before they decided to bring in to a next level and tie the knot. Together, they’ve welcomed two children – a daughter named Lila born in November 2008, and a son named Noah who was born in May 2010; with her family, she resides in Washington D.C. There aren’t any other available details about Nancy’s personal life, as she has somehow managed to keep it quite secretive and far from the mass media.

The 49-year-old Nancy sports brown hair and brown-colored eyes, and has a genuine hourglass silhouette with vital statistics measuring 36-28-39. She is standing 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs around 153lbs (69kgs). Additionally, her bra size is 36C while her dress size is US 10. It is certain that all these ‘perks’ make her appearance quite alluring and camera-friendly.

Apart from regularly appearing on-camera, Cordes is also active on popular social media networks, such as Facebook as well as Twitter, on which her official account @nancycordes has amassed more than 25,000 followers so far.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular and respected American journalist has accumulated so far? How rich Nancy Cordes is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of her net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around an impressive sum of $2 million with an annual salary figuring now reputedly around $750,000, all acquired through her professional broadcast journalism career, that is currently spanning for almost 25 years, being active since 1995.

General Info

Full NameNancy Cordes
Date Of Birth1970
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania, Punahou School, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs


ParentsLinda Weiner


NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine
TV ShowsCBS News

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1CBS News congressional correspondent.



CBS This Morning2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - CBS News Correspondent / Herself - White House Correspondent / Herself - Congressional Correspondent / ...
Face the Nation2013-2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - CBS News Congressional Correspondent / Herself / ...
CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Congressional Correspondent / Herself - White House Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent
48 Hours2015TV Series documentaryHerself - CBS News Congressional Correspondent
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Congressional Correspondent / Herself - Rotating Co-Anchor / Herself - Interm Co-Anchor / ...
Saturday Early Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Congressional Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent / Herself - Substitute Co-Anchor
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Congressional Correspondent / Herself - Correspondent

Archive Footage

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

2016EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine48 Hours (1988)
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine48 Hours (1988)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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