Anchors & Reporters
Nischelle Turner

Nischelle Turner is an award winning journalist and correspondent for CNN Entertainment and New Day based in New York City. Since joining the network in December 2011, Turner’s work includes leading the network’s coverage from the red carpet at the Grammys, Golden Globes, and Oscars. She established her knack for breaking news soon after joining the network with her coverage on the death of Whitney Houston.

Turner began her journalism career in 1998 when she joined WEHT as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Evansville, Indiana. In 2000, Turner was a weekday reporter and weekend anchor for WVUE-TV FOX8 in New Orleans. After establishing a presence in news, Turner joined KTTV in Los Angeles in 2004 as a reporter on “Good Day LA” and host/anchor for “Good Day LA Weekend.” Just a few months after leaving the Crescent City she returned to cover Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Her coverage of the disaster won several journalism awards.

She’s a lifelong football fan and in 2007, that love of the game came in handy when Turner joined FOX NFL Sunday as a sideline reporter for national football broadcasts. In addition to covering football, major league baseball and basketball for FOX, Turner became a host for “Extra on Essence” in 2009, an online entertainment show focusing on Hollywood’s most elite stars. Turner also has served as a freelance reporter and host for KNBC.

Turner is a proud Mizzou Tiger! She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcast news from the University of Missouri.

 

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