Nancy Cordes

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Nancy Cordes
Nancy Weiner

Other namesNancy Weiner
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Princeton University
Known forTV news reporter
Spouse(s)Harald Cordes

Nancy Cordes (fl. since 1990s; née Weiner) is the CBS News[1] congressional correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. She is a regular contributor to all CBS News programs and platforms.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born Nancy Weiner in Los Angeles, Cordes grew up in Hawaii on the islands of Kauai and Oahu. Her mother, Linda Weiner, is a pediatrician.[3] She is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Cordes received a master's degree in public policy at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


Prior to joining CBS News in 2007, Cordes was an ABC News correspondent based in New York (2005–07), where she reported for all ABC News programs and covered many major news stories, including Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq, and the 2004 election.[4] Before that, she was a Washington-based correspondent for NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News (2003–04). Prior to joining ABC News, Cordes was a reporter for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. (1999-2003), where she covered the September 11 attack on the Pentagon, the 2000 Presidential race, the D.C.-area sniper attacks, and peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. She began her career as a reporter for KHNL-TV in Honolulu (1995–97).

Personal life[edit]

Cordes married Harald Cordes[5] in 2006.[6] She currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter,[7] and son (her second child, to whom she gave birth on May 14, 2010).


Cordes created controversy after Adam Schiff delivered closing arguments for the prosecution of Donald Trump's impeachment by quoting "senators have been warned — vote against the president and your head will be on a pike, I don't know if it's true”. [8] A report by Cordes that she attributed to a Trump confidant.[9]


  1. ^ Rovzar, Chris, "The Other Campaign", New York Magazine, Jan 27, 2008
  2. ^ CBS News Announcement, March 20, 2007
  3. ^ "Nancy Cordes: The FishbowlDC Interview". Adweek. March 6, 2009.
  4. ^ ABC News online bio, October 24, 2006
  5. ^ Dornic, Matt (November 7, 2011). "Cordes Goes Under the Big Top for JDRF". Adweek.
  6. ^ ABC News: "What’s In A Name?" November 10, 2006
  7. ^ Allen, Mike, "49 days to Inauguration -- Obama offers 'hand of friendship and cooperation' to Republican governors -- David Gregory to be named moderator of 'Meet the Press'", Politico, December 2, 2008
  8. ^ Kellman, Laurie (January 24, 2020). "GOP senators upset by Schiff remark, Dems claim 'diversion'". Washington Post. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  9. ^ DePaolo, Joe (January 23, 2020). "Trump Team Reportedly Threatens Republican Senators: Vote Against Us and 'Your Head Will Be On a Pike'". Mediaite. Retrieved January 24, 2020.

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