Ana Cabrera

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Ana Cabrera
Born (1982-05-13) May 13, 1982 (age 40)
EducationWashington State University (B.A.)
Spouse(s)Benjamin Nielsen

Ana Cabrera (born May 13, 1982) is an American journalist who currently works as a television news anchor for CNN.[1]


Cabrera was raised in a Mexican-American family[2] in Denver and then graduated from Washington State University.[3] After school, she worked for NBC affiliate KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington.[4] She then returned to her hometown to work as the morning news anchor at KMGH-TV Channel 7 News in Denver where she earned an Emmy Award for her in-the-field reporting as part of a news team covering the High Park fire in 2012.[1] The morning team was also awarded the Associated Press TV and Radio Association's Annual Mark Twain Award for Best Morning Show Broadcast in 2013.[1] In 2013, Cabrera joined CNN as a correspondent in Denver and then served on the CNN Investigative team.[1] In March 2017, she was named anchor of CNN's weekend prime time news program, CNN Newsroom, succeeding Poppy Harlow.[1] She has covered stories including the unrest in Ferguson following the Shooting of Michael Brown, the Unite the Right rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, immigration, marijuana legalization, and the 2017 London Bridge attack.[5] In 2021, she moved to weekday afternoons on the 1 PM ET edition of the CNN Newsroom[6]

Cabrera is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and serves on the board of directors of Mi Casa Resource Center. She has also served on the board of the American Cancer Society.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Cabrera is married to Benjamin Nielsen; they have two children.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f CNN: "ANA CABRERA NAMED ANCHOR, CNN NEWSROOM" March 1, 2017
  2. ^ Hispanically Speaking News: "Hispanic Standout: Ana Cabrera CNN’S Newest Weekend Anchor" Archived June 18, 2018, at the Wayback Machine March 18, 2017
  3. ^ Hispanic Horizons Magazine: "Ana Cabrera and Jessica Mendoza are Honored, and Now Ana is Covering the Trump Protesters in Denver" by Steve Randela September 3, 2016
  4. ^ CNN: "CNN Profiles – Ana Cabrera – Anchor
  5. ^ WSU: "WSU Murrow College Alumni Profile - Ana Cabrera"
  6. ^ Andy Meek. "'You Never Stop Learning': CNN's Ana Cabrera On Journalism, And Her New Weekday News Hour". Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  7. ^ CNN: "Ana Cabrera gives birth to daughter" January 5, 2016