Elaine Quijano Biography

Elaine Quijano is a Filipino-American journalist who is well-known for being the first Asian-American to moderate a national debate and the first moderator from a digital news network (CBSN).

How old is Elaine Quijano? – Age

She was born on 21 January 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is 47 years as of 2021.

Where did Elaine Quijano go to school? – Education

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1995.

Elaine Quijano – Family

Quijano is a Filipino-American. She grew raised in Chicago with her family after being born to a mother from Batangas and a father from Davao City, Philippines.

Elaine Quijano Husband

Quijano has kept her love life private for a while now. She hasn’t mentioned having any children. She currently lives in New York.

Elaine Quijano The CBSN journalist
Elaine Quijano The CBSN journalist

What is Quijano Salary?

Her salary ranges from$60,000 to $176,166 annually.

Quijano Net Worth

Quijano’s net worth is #1.3 million.

Quijano Career

Quijano started her career as an intern at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, in 1994, and rose through the ranks to become a reporter, producer, and anchor. Quijano left WCIA in 1998 to work for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida, as a general assignment reporter. In December 2000, Quijano began her career as a journalist for CNN Newsource, a CNN affiliate. She travelled to Kuwait City right before the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 to chronicle the September 11, 2001 attacks. She stayed in Kuwait for a month and a half. Quijano also covered the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster in 2003, as well as the Beltway sniper shootings. In 2004, Quijano began working for CNN/US as a general assignment journalist in Washington, D.C. She reported on the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004, and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards’ campaign. In 2006, Quijano joined CNN as a White House correspondent. During George W. Bush’s presidency, QuijanoShe covered key events such as the War on Terror, the failed drive for comprehensive immigration reform, and the 2008 financial crisis. Quijano left CNN on December 23, 2009[6], and in early 2010, he joined CBS News as a general assignment journalist. Quijano is a reporter for CBS News in New York. In 2012, she reported Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, and the World Cup in 2014.
Quijano is the host of CBSN, the company’s digital streaming network. Quijano was the host of CBS Weekend News on Sundays from 2016 until 2020. Her work has shown on both CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News. In 2009, Quijano gave the convocation talk at her alma school, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Media. On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) named Quijano as moderator for the vice-presidential debate; she became the first Asian American and the youngest journalist to do so since 1988. It was also the first time a digital network anchor has been selected to moderate a national debate.

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