Born in Wyoming, OH; married John D'Amelio (a television producer); children: John, Jr. and Gia (twins). Education: Boston University, B.S. (cum laude), 1990; University of Southern California, M.A., 1993.
Office—CBS News, 51 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019.
Broadcast journalist. KERO-TV, Bakersfield, CA, part-time reporter, 1993; Channel One News (national network for secondary schools), anchor and reporter, 1993-2000; CBS News, New York City, correspondent and news anchor, 2000—.
Gracie Awards, American Women in Radio and Television, for reporting on Hurricane Katrina and for a series on a teenage immigrant to the United States from Sierra Leone; seven awards from National Educational Media Network, including a Golden Apple for a story on nuclear proliferation; Golden Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival, for a story on abusive relationships; Gold World Medal from New York festivals, for a series on heroin abuse.
Television Appearances; Series:
Correspondent, The Early Show, CBS, beginning 2000.
Cohost, Saturday Early Show, CBS, 2005-2007.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
CBS Evening News, CBS, 2005.
CBS News Online,http://www.cbsnews.com, September 10, 2008.
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