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Medill School of Journalism
Alina Cho is an American journalist who currently works as a general assignment correspondent for CNN's New York bureau.
Early life and education 
Alina Cho joined the CNN network in February 2004.
For one of her recent assignments, Cho provided rare, live coverage from inside North Korea for CNN. Cho was part of the official press delegation traveling with the New York Philharmonic for the orchestra's groundbreaking concert in Pyongyang. She also provided a personal look at the division of North and South Korea through the eyes of her parents, who are survivors of the Korean War.
Before joining CNN, Cho was an anchor and correspondent for ABC News. During her tenure with ABC News, Cho was a regular substitute anchor for World News Now and World News This Morning. She also served as the network's online correspondent for ABC News Live and as a correspondent for NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service. Cho reported from the United Nations during the months prior to the war in Iraq and covered the sniper attacks near Washington, D.C., in 2002.
Before joining ABC News, Cho was an anchor with CNBC where she covered a variety of national and international stories including leading the network’s coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Prior to joining CNBC, she held several posts with the ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa, Fla., including morning and weekend anchor and reporter. During her tenure with the affiliate, she earned a regional Emmy award for her reporting on the 1996 St. Petersburg riots. Before joining WFTS, she was with Chicagoland Television where she worked as a reporter for the news network.