Randi Kaye is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and anchor for CNN, based in New York City. She reports for Anderson Cooper 360° and CNN's award-winning documentary unit.
Since joining the network in December 2004 she has covered breaking news in addition to providing in-depth investigative reports. In 2016, Kaye covered the presidential campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In 2013, Kaye covered Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration and anchored from Washington D.C. She also reported and hosted CNN documentaries on the decade-long mystery of British toddler Madeleine McCann, the LAPD manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the Jodi Arias Trial, and the Boston Marathon Bombing. In 2012 she covered the shooting massacre inside the movie theatre in Aurora, CO as well as the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI. In 2011, Kaye reported from Arizona, the scene of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
She also anchored from Ground Zero in New York City the day Osama bin Laden was killed. Later that year Kaye covered the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. In 2010, Kaye spent three months in New Orleans investigating and reporting on the BP Oil Spill. There she also anchored live coverage of the spill for Anderson Cooper 360.
In 2009, Kaye reported on Michael Jackson's death, providing viewers with breaking news and exclusive information. In 2008, Kaye traveled to Alaska to report on Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
During the Sago Mine tragedy in 2006 Kaye reported live for five hours straight through the night and was still live on the air as family members learned just one of their loved ones had survived. That year Kaye also secured the first television interview with the whistleblower who revealed the controversial prison photos at Abu Ghraib in Iraq.
In 2005, Kaye reported live from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina, delivering nightly investigative reports for CNN prime time shows.
Kaye joined CNN from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis where she anchored the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts and was also part of the station's investigative team. She covered Jesse Ventura's gubernatorial campaign and the arrest of the September 11th terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui.
Her television career began at ABC in New York City where she worked alongside former World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings for five years. She eventually moved to Arkansas to work at ABC affiliate KATV where she covered the Whitewater investigation and the suicide of White House counsel Vince Foster. Kaye also worked at ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas where she reported and anchored for Good Morning Texas.
In 2006, she won a national Emmy for her CNN investigation on infertility drugs being sold on the black market. Kaye contributed to the network's Peabody Award winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010. In 2011, she won a Headliner Award for the series, "Amazing Animals: Smarter Than You Think." In 2012, Kaye won a GLAAD and NLGJA award for her reporting on the "Sissy Boy Experiment" for Anderson Cooper 360.
She graduated cum laude from Boston University with a degree in broadcast journalism.