• Elaine Quijano was born in 1975 in New York City, of American and Filipino descent
• She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, graduating with a BA degree in journalism in 1995
• Her career began in 1994, when she was hired by WCIA-TV channel in Champaign, Illinois
• In December 2000, she joined CNN Newsource, and two years later spent a month in Kuwait City covering the US invasion of Iraq
• Since 2010, she has worked as a general assignment reporter and news correspondent for CBS News, winning a News & Documentary Emmy Award in 2016 and has an estimated net worth of $10 million

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Who is Elaine Quijano?

Elaine Quijano was born in 1975, in New York City, USA of American and Filipino descent; the actual date of her birth is unknown. She is a journalist and reporter, probably best recognized for working as an anchor and correspondent for the CNN channel, and CBS News.

Early Life and Education

Elaine Quijano was brought up in the Skokie and Morton Grove suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, by her parents, who emigrated from the Philippines to the US before her birth. Other information about her early life and family is unknown in the media.

Upon matriculation, she enrolled in the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, studying  journalism and graduating with a BA degree in 1995.

Career Beginnings

Speaking about Elaine’s career, it began in 1994, when she was hired to work as an intern on the WCIA-TV channel, located in Champaign, Illinois. Subsequently, Elaine was promoted to the position of anchor/reporter/producer, then after four years there, she decided to leave as she was offered work as a general assignment reporter for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida.

CNN Newsource

Elaine’s rise to fame gradually began in December of 2000, when she joined CNN Newsource, an affiliate of CNN. In the following year, she covered the September 11 attacks, and two years later spent a month in Kuwait City covering the US invasion of Iraq. During the same year, Elaine covered the Beltway sniper attacks as well as the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

In 2004, Elaine became a Washington, D.C.-based general assignment correspondent for CNN/US, and during the same year covered not only the Supreme Court and the Pentagon, but also the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush, all of which helped to increase her net worth by a large amount. Two years later, she was promoted to the position of White House correspondent for CNN, covering the George W. Bush administration, where she worked until December of 2009, when she left CNN.

CBS News

Elaine subsequently started working as a general assignment reporter and news correspondent for CBS News, based in New York City, in 2010. She has worked on such major stories as Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, both in 2012, after which she covered the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the soccer World Cup in 2014.

Furthermore, Elaine was hired as an anchor for CBSN and CBS Weekend News, for the TV shows “The CBS Evening News” and “CBS This Morning”.

Recent Years and Awards

To speak further about her career, Elaine was selected to work as the moderator for the vice presidential debate in 2016, by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). This made her the youngest journalist as well as the first Asian American journalist to moderate a US presidential election debate.

Thanks to her accomplishments, she won the News & Documentary Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine. Moreover, she was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

Elaine Quijano Net Worth

Her career started in 1994, and since then she has been an active member of the entertainment and broadcast journalism industries, primarily known as a reporter. So, if you ever wondered how rich Elaine Quijano is, it has been estimated from authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $10 million, as of mid-2018.

Personal Life, Body Measurements and Social Media Presence

When it comes to Elaine Quijano’s personal life, there is no information of any romantic associations in the media. Her current residence is in New York City.

Speaking about her appearance, she is 5ft 6ins (167 cm) tall and her weight is reputed to be around 123 lbs (56 kg).

In her spare time, Elaine enjoys reading books. She is also active across many of the most popular social media sites, including her official Twitter and Instagram accounts.



Madam Secretary2016TV SeriesReporter


2016 Vice Presidential Debate2016TV SpecialHerself - Moderator
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - CBS News Correspondent / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / ...
Madam Secretary2016TV SeriesHerself - Host
CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent (segment "Full Plate")
The Early Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself - Rotating News Anchor / Herself - Substitute News Anchor
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric2010TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
CNN Newsroom2008TV Series
American Morning2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Paula Zahn Now2007TV SeriesHerself
CNN Live Today2006TV SeriesHerself
On the Story2005TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent

Archive Footage

Out of the Blue2003TV Movie documentaryHerself


Nominated Awards

2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastCBS This Morning (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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