Mexican-American Ana Cabrera has been named anchor of CNN’s news room weekend programming. Cabrera can now be seen at the anchor desk based in New York City, Saturday and Sundays during primetime.
This Hispanic standout started her journalism career in Spokane, Washington then returned to her home town of Denver. She was morning anchor for KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate, earning an Emmy for her local and national news coverage. She joined CNN in 2013 helping launch the networks regional bureau in Denver eventually doing investigative pieces for the network. Cabrera is succeeding Poppy Harlow who is the new co-host of the CNN Newsroom Weekdays.
Cabrera joins a very small and elite club, becoming one of the few Latina network anchors on the air in primetime. Past CNN on-air Latina talent has included Soledad O’Brien and Zoraida Sambolin. On other primetime networks there is Natalie Morales the West Coast anchor of NBC News’ Today show and Elizabeth Vargas serving as 20/20 anchor.
The fluent Spanish speaker is a Denver native and very involved in different Latino advocacy organizations such as Mi Casa Resource Center. Cabrera is a graduate of Washington State University having made a name as a track star.
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