Elise Labott is a global affairs correspondent. She’s known for her coverage of the United State of America’s foreign policy and international affairs for the Cable News Network (CNN).
Before she joined CNN, she worked for ABC News, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and other media outlets. While she covered the United Nations (UN) for ABC News, she reported on diplomatic and foreign policy matters for AFP.
It was in 2000 that Elise Labott joined CNN. Since then, the media practitioner based in Washington, D.C has reported for the television news channel from over 75 countries. And, many of her reports are on major global events.
Elise Labott Age/Bio/Wiki
Much information about Elise Labott aside her career with the Cable News Network is scarce.
It is known that she celebrates her birthday every 15th of August. She was born in 1970 at Madison, U.S to her native American parents.
While she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she picked up her master’s degree from the New School for Social Research.
She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and good looking.
Elise Labott CNN Career
Elise Labott employment history with the CNN has it that she was once suspended. That was in 2015 when she posted on social media, a message supporting Syrian refugees. She tweeted:
“House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish.”
Though Labbott’s comment was re-tweeted over two thousand times and liked over three thousand times, CNN suspended her citing that her ability to be viewed as the objective is compromised.
She later apologised with another tweet that said:
“Everyone, It was wrong of me to editorialise. My tweet was inappropriate and disrespectful. I sincerely apologise.”
Disregarding that, Ms Labott is having a smooth career with the television news channel. A CNN profile of her highlighted that she has interviewed and travelled the world with five Secretaries of State.
She was also credited for reporting many major global events like:
- 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 made her travel to countries in Africa like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco; she has equally journeyed throughout the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Labbot has also been severally praised for her contributions to the CNN’s award-winning coverage of the 2011 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the life of the late Ambassador Chris Stevens
About seven years ago, she was in Afghanistan with U.S. reconstruction teams. There’s no doubt that her passion for her job made her cover news stories from the de-militarized zone on tensions with North Korea, and the conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Israel.
It’s on record that Labott has interviewed several international newsmakers and leaders of government across the globe. To name a few, she once interviewed Pakistan’s late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
With the foregoing, it is not surprising that Elise Labott was in 2015, nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast – “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Before that, she was in 2010, nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
CNN Breaking News: Terror Attempt on U.S. Airliner.
Currently, Elise Labott is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the deputy leader of the State Department Correspondents Association.
Elise Labott Married
If there’s anything that’s unknown and uncertain about Elise Labott, it’s probably her love life.
This has sometimes engendered the speculation that she’s a lesbian. Labott won’t say anything about this. She has maintained the “it’s no one’s business” attitude.
Hardly can anyone tell if she’s ever dated someone, in a relationship, planning or hoping to get married someday. But, she’s definitely not married.
And, her parents are the love of her life. She has repeatedly proclaimed her love for them, acknowledging them as the source of her inspiration.