Elise Labott is a global affairs correspondent. She is known for her coverage of United States foreign policy and international affairs for the Cable News Network (CNN).
Prior to joining CNN, she worked for ABC News, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and other media. While reporting for ABC News to the United Nations (UN), she reported on diplomatic and foreign affairs for AFP.
Elise Labott joined CNN in 2000. Since then, the Washington, D.C.-based media practitioner has reported for the television station from over 75 countries. And many of their reports refer to important global events.
Elise Labott Age/Bio/Wiki
A lot of information about Elise Labott alongside her career on the Cable News Network is rare.
It is known that she celebrates her birthday every August 15th. She was born in 1970 in Madison, USA, to her Indian parents.
While earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she earned a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research.
She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and looks good.
Elise Labott CNN Career
Elise Labott’s employment history with CNN has it that she was once suspended. That was in 2015, when she posted on social media, a message in support of Syrian refugees. She tweeted:
“House passes a bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish.”
Although Labbott’s comment was retweeted over two thousand times and liked over three thousand times, CNN interrupted its statement that its ability to be seen as a target was impaired.
She later apologized with another tweet that said:
“Everyone, It was wrong of me to editorialize. My tweet was inappropriate and disrespectful. I sincerely apologize.”
Apart from that, Mrs. Labott has a successful career at the TV station. A CNN profile of her pointed out that she interviewed five foreign ministers and traveled the world.
She was also responsible for reporting on many important global events such as..:
- The Camp David peace talks of 2000;
- The September 11 terrorist attacks and the Arab Spring;
- The Palestinian civil unrest and Israeli war with Lebanon in 2006;
- Pakistan’s state of emergency in 2007;
- The war between Russia and Georgia;
- And Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s historic trip to Libya in 2007.
While her extensive coverage of the Arab Spring took her to African countries such as Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco, she traveled equally through the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Labbot was also praised for her contributions to CNN’s award-winning coverage of the 2011 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi and the life of the late Ambassador Chris Stevens.
About seven years ago she was in Afghanistan with US reconstruction teams. There is no doubt that her passion for her job prompted her to report news from the demilitarized zone about tensions with North Korea and the conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and Israel.
It is well known that Labott has interviewed several international newsreaders and heads of government around the world. To name but a few, she once interviewed the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Against this backdrop, it is not surprising that Elise Labott was nominated for the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage 2015 in a regular program – “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”.
Previously, she was nominated for the 2010 Emmy Award for outstanding live coverage of a current news story – Langform.
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Elise Labott is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice-Chair of the Foreign Ministry’s Correspondents Association.
Elise Labott Married
If there is something unknown and unknown about Elise Labott, it is probably her love life.
This has sometimes led to the speculation that she is a lesbian. Labott won’t say anything about it. She kept the attitude “It’s nobody’s business”.
Hardly anyone can say whether she has ever been with anyone, in a relationship, in planning, or hoping to get married one day. But she is definitely not married.
And, her parents are the love of her life. She has always proclaimed her love for them and recognized them as the source of their inspiration.