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Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy is a news anchor for Headline News, co-anchoring with Thomas Roberts. She joined CNN in 1992 and is based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. Among other stories, Kennedy participated in the network's coverage of the war in Iraq in the spring of 2003.

During her tenure at CNN, Kennedy co-anchored The World Today on CNN/U.S., and served as a news anchor for CNN Airport Network, CNN International and Headline News.

Kennedy has covered such major breaking news stories as Election 2000 and the drawn-out post-election presidential dispute over Florida's contested ballots, the death and funeral of President Richard Nixon, the 1996 air crash of TWA's flight 800 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 for which CNN/U.S. won an Emmy Award. She also covered the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, the death and funeral of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the siege of the Russian parliament building in 1993.

Kennedy was live on air and was the first to report on the successful rescue of Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady by members of the U.S. Marine Corps after being shot down over Bosnia in 1995. She also traveled to Kennedy Space Center in March 1994 to report on the Columbia space shuttle launch.

Before joining CNN, Kennedy worked at WGNX-TV in Atlanta where she served as a general assignment reporter and a weekend news anchor. Earlier she worked at ABC affiliate WTVM-TV in Columbus, Ga., as a general assignment reporter and anchor. Kennedy began her career, hired before graduating college, as a reporter and weekend anchor for the NBC affiliate WLTZ-TV in Columbus, Ga.

Kennedy attended Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga., on a tennis scholarship and earned her bachelor's degree in speech communications from Columbus College in Columbus, Ga.

 

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