Vinita Nair

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Vinita Chandra Nair
Born (1981-09-08) September 8, 1981 (age 35)
Evanston, Illinois
Residence New York City, New York
Nationality American
Education Northwestern University
Occupation News Anchor, News Correspondent
Years active 2000 - Present
Employer CBS 2013 - 2016
Known for World News Now
America This Morning
CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning Saturday
Spouse(s) Osman Nawaz
Children 1

Vinita Chandra Nair[1] (born September 8, 1981) is an Indian American television journalist who is a correspondent for CBS News in New York City. She is the former co-host of CBS This Morning Saturday alongside Anthony Mason and was replaced by Alex Wagner starting from the episode aired on November 19, 2016.


Nair was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Colleyville, Texas. She gave birth to a son on January 25, 2012.

Professionally, Nair was previously co-anchor of World News Now and America This Morning on ABC, from September 17, 2008 until February 18, 2011.[2] She was partnered with Jeremy Hubbard and later Rob Nelson on both shows.

Nair joined ABC News as an anchor/correspondent for ABC News Now in December 2007. In that role, she anchored live coverage and news briefs for ABC's digital network.[3]

Nair graduated with a degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). She wrote for Today's Chicago Woman magazine, and was a reporter for Talk Radio News in Washington D.C. prior to pursuing television journalism.

Nair began her career in television news at WGEM-TV, the NBC affiliate in Quincy, Illinois, as a general assignment reporter. She also worked for WYCC-TV, Chicago's Public Access Network and the Illinois' Public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV named station Evanston Community Cable Channel. Then she became an anchor and reporter for KOLN/KGIN-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she anchored daily morning and afternoon newscasts.

Prior to joining ABC News, Nair was lead evening reporter and anchor at KWGN-TV, the CW affiliate in Denver. She started at the station in July 2004 and reported on a wide range of topics, including the Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation and the school shootings at Bailey, Colorado.

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, Nair announced that Friday, February 18, would be her last night on air at World News Now. It would also be her last day with ABC News. Former KDVR Denver anchor Peggy Bunker was her immediate successor.

The February 18 edition of World News Now paid tribute to Nair in each of its three segments, including appearances from current and former colleagues including Jeremy Hubbard. Her legacy was to treat the crew to a hot breakfast on her last day. Also, a brief send-off by Nelson to Nair was given at the conclusion of America This Morning.

In 2011, she worked at MSNBC in New York, as a newsreader on Martin Bashir and anchoring the early morning news programs Early Today on NBC and First Look on MSNBC.

Vinita is most recently the former co-anchor of CBS This Morning:Saturday alongside Anthony Mason. She is a correspondent for CBS Newspath [4] and has been seen on the network as a substitute anchor for Up to the Minute. An article published in Variety stated that Nair left CBS.[5]

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  2. ^ TVNewser:"Nair Named ABC News Anchor" 2008-09-16.
  3. ^ "ABC MediaNet Bio: "Vinita Nair"". ABC News. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ VINITA NAIR JOINS CBS NEWS CBS News, January 15, 2013
  5. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2016-11-16). "Alex Wagner Named Co-Host of Saturday 'CBS This Morning'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-11-24. 

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