Elaine Quijano was named a CBS News correspondent in January 2010. Quijano reports for CBS THIS MORNING and the CBS EVENING NEWS, and contributes across all CBS News platforms. She is based in New York.
Most recently, Quijano was a general assignment correspondent for CNN, based in Washington, D.C. For nine years, she provided broad reaching stories from various beats, including the White House, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court. She also covered the administration of President Barack Obama, traveling to Boston to report on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and to West Virginia to view a multimillion dollar-experiment under way to inject carbon emissions deep underground.
In 2006, Quijano was named White House correspondent for CNN and covered the administration of President George W. Bush. During that time, she reported on the Bush administration's war on terror and the financial crisis that emerged in the fall of 2008. She also traveled extensively around the world, visiting a host of cities, including Kabul, Afghanistan, Islamabad, Pakistan and Beijing, China. Before being named a White House correspondent, she covered Bush's 2004 reelection campaign and the campaign of vice presidential candidate John Edwards.
Prior to that, Quijano was a correspondent for CNN Newsource, the network's affiliate service. She was part of Newsource's round-the-clock coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and reported for their affiliates across the nation. Quijano also traveled to Kuwait City just days before the U.S. launched its invasion of Iraq in 2003, and provided extended onsite coverage.
Previously, Quijano was a general assignment reporter for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla. She also worked as a reporter/producer/anchor for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill.
Quijano holds a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.