RESOLVE is proud to announce that the 2012 Night of Hope Emcee's are Kyra Phillips and John Roberts.
Kyra Phillips serves as an HLN anchor, currently leading the network’s 2012 election coverage. In October, Phillips will lead a new daytime program that will be built around her personality and passions, which include looking at the state of parenting and the modern family, civil rights and discrimination, children with disabilities and military families. She joined HLN in August 2012, and is based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Prior, Phillips anchored the 11 a.m. (ET) edition of CNN Newsroom each weekday on CNN. Phillips joined CNN in October 1999.
Phillips completed four tours of reporting in Iraq, not only writing about the war, but how it has affected life for the Iraqi people. Her coverage included stories on substance abuse as an escape from war, The Baghdad School for the Blind and an exclusive look inside Saddam Hussein’s cell and personal diary. Her war coverage secured her the Atlanta Press Club’s National Reporter of the Year for 2007. Her coverage about race relations and tensions in Jena, La., following the appearance of nooses at the town’s high school earned her a top documentary award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Phillips has won five Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting and in 1997, the Associated Press named her Reporter of the Year. Additionally, she has won numerous Golden Microphones and other honors. Phillips’ investigation into how a convicted murderer could purchase personal information about children triggered national legislation and earned her the Bill Stout Memorial Award for enterprise reporting.
Since 1992, she has been a Big Sister with national Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America mentoring program. She participates on the board of The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.
Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.
John Roberts joined Fox News Channel (FNC), as a senior national correspondent, based in the Atlanta bureau, in January of 2011.
Prior to joining FNC, Roberts co-anchored CNN's "American Morning" from 2007 to December of 2010. Previously, he served as CNN's senior national correspondent and anchor of "This Week at War," examining international wars, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Roberts has provided live coverage during numerous breaking news and political events, including presidential debates, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the war in Iraq and other combat zones. He has travelled internationally to report on major developing news, including Yugoslavia during the NATO bombing, the London bombings of July 2005 and earthquakes in Turkey.
Before joining CNN in 2006, he spent more than 14 years with CBS News, during which he was the chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent and anchor of the weekend editions of the "CBS Evening News" and "CBS Morning News." While there, he was embedded with the U.S. Marines during the war in Iraq and anchored the "CBS Evening News" coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the death of Pope John Paul II.
Throughout his career, he has interviewed numerous prominent figures, including: former Presidents George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, the late Yitzhak Rabin and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.