CNN Law Enforcement Correspondent
Whitney Wild is a law enforcement correspondent based in Washington, DC.
Whitney Wild is a law enforcement correspondent based in Washington, DC, where she covers law enforcement agencies, including the Capitol Police and Secret Service. Previously, she was a correspondent for CNN Newsource, delivering live reports and digital content for Newsource's 1,000+ local news partners.
Wild joined CNN Newsource from WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C., where she was on the investigative team. She earned a National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy Award for her reporting on discriminatory property advertising and rental practices affecting federally subsidized housing voucher holders. Following her reporting, lawmakers in the nation's capital expanded efforts to combat housing discrimination based on source of income.
Previously, Wild was a reporter and anchor for 9NEWS in Denver where she broke dozens of stories, and she earned a Heartland Chapter Emmy Award for her reporting on the anniversary and the chance meeting of two survivors of a plane crash during Operation Babylift, President Gerald Ford's plan to rescue thousands of children from war-torn Vietnam in 1975.
Wild began her career at WJLA/NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C. as a multimedia journalist, where her reporting also prompted the U.S. Marshals to arrest a child sex predator.
Wild graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature. She earned a Master of Science degree in Journalism Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.