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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.