About 

    Rosa Flores is a CNN correspondent based in Chicago, covering domestic and international news stories.

    Flores covered Pope Francis, from the papal plane, during his visit to the United States, Cuba and Mexico. She also traveled to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay to cover Francis' visit to South America. Flores covered President Obama's visit to Argentina and also his attendance to the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama, which included the historic handshake between the US and Cuba after more than half a century of cold war rivalry. Flores also traveled to Cuba to cover the reestablishment of relations between the US and Cuba.

    Most recently, Flores traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to cover the lead up to the Rio Olympics. She also covers international breaking news stories including the explosion of a Mexico City maternity hospital, the detention of five Syrians in Honduras traveling with fake passports, the influx of unaccompanied minors across the US southern border and then their deportation back to Honduras.

    In 2014, she spent nearly three weeks in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero covering the disappearance of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa. Her coverage landed her the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Large Market Television Hard News Award. Flores also worked with CNN's Documentary Unit on a one-hour CNN Special Report called "A Miner Miracle, Five years after the Chilean Rescue." She traveled to Chile in 2015 to revisit the stories of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a mine for 69 days in 2010.

    Flores joined CNN in 2013. She was based in New York City for two years. Before joining CNN, she anchored the 4pm newscast at WBRZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge. Prior to moving to Louisiana's capital city, Flores covered enterprise and breaking news stories at WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. Her reporting included extensive coverage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to that, she reported for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston and KWTV-TV in Oklahoma City.

    She earned a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, Bachelor's degree in business administration, and Master's degree in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.