Ana Cabrera

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Ana Cabrera
Born (1982-05-13) May 13, 1982 (age 38)
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 in Manhattan.[1]


Cabrera was raised in a Mexican-American family[2] in Denver, Colorado 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]

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.[6]

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