Kyra Phillips Joins ABC News

Kyra Phillips, formerly with CNN and HLN in Atlanta, is joining ABC as a correspondent effective immediately.

She will be based in Washington. 

In a note to staffers, ABC News President James Goldston called her a "first-rate journalist and investigative reporter," citing her election coverage, interviews, and long-form stories on sexual assault at West Point race relations and social justice, as well as four assignments in Iraq. 

Prior to CNN, Phillips was an investigative reporter/anchor at KCBS-TV Los Angeles. her resume also includes stints at r and WDSU-TV New Orleans, WLUK-TV Green Bayand KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Tex. 

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.