Sandra Endo is a national correspondent for CNN Newsource based in Washington, D.C. Endo files feature stories and breaking news reports as well as provides custom live reports for approximately 800 CNN Newsource affiliates. Her stories also appear on CNN Newsroom, the Situation Room and across all the CNN networks including CNN.com.
Endos extensive political reporting includes covering the 2008 presidential campaign, her sixth national political convention and the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. She was also a contributing correspondent to CNN's "Election Express Yourself" segment, which featured voters' perspectives on key issues across the country.
Among her breaking news coverage, in 2010, Endo travelled to the Gulf Coast region spending days covering the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, the controversial immigration law in Arizona, as well as the terror bomb plot in Times Square and the attempted plane bombing on Christmas day. She also covered the death of Michael Jackson, the Southern California wildfires of 2009, and the ' miracle on the Hudson' plane landing on the Hudson River. In 2008, Endo reported from Texas during Hurricane Ike and covered Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining CNN Newsource, Endo was a political reporter, host and anchor for NY1, covering a wide array of campaigns, the transit strike of 2005 and reporting around the clock after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She started at NY1 in 1998, shooting video and producing stories and previously worked at WNBC-TV.
A California native, Endo is a second-generation Japanese American and is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Endo graduated magna cum laude from New York University, where she double majored in politics and journalism, and became a Loyola Law School Journalist Fellow in 2007.