Elaine Quijano is a general assignment correspondent for CNN based in Washington, D.C. Quijano also covers the White House, reporting on the activities of the president and the administration, domestically and internationally.
Quijano joined CNN as a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for CNN Newsource in December 2000 and in 2004, became a general assignment correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since 2000, Quijano has filed reports on such stories as the inauguration of President George W. Bush, Bush's 2005 trips to Asia and Argentina, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Washington, D.C.-area sniper pursuit and capture as well as the continuing coverage of the ongoing war on terrorism.
Throughout the 2004 election year, Quijano traveled with Bush, covering the campaign trail, his time in Washington, D.C., Crawford, Texas and stops throughout the United States.
In the spring of 2003, Quijano traveled to Kuwait City, where she remained for one month to report on the war in Iraq for CNN. During September 2003, Quijano reported live as Hurricane Isabel lashed the North Carolina coastline, and in February 2003, she was part of the team of correspondents that covered the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy.
Quijano joined CNN Newsource after working as a general assignment reporter for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla. Before that, she worked as a reporter/producer for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill.
Quijano earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois.