Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania
|Known for||TV news reporter|
Early life and education
Born Nancy Weiner in Los Angeles, Cordes grew up in Hawaii on the islands of Kauai and Oahu. 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. 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).
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- CBS News Announcement, March 20, 2007
- ABC News online bio, October 24, 2006
- ABC News: "What’s In A Name?" November 10, 2006
- 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