With the wide range of interesting and life-changing events that Michelle Kosinski has been opportune to cover, one can only assert that an Emmy is a well-deserved award for her. The journalist has traveled to more than sixty-three countries including Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; covering a wide range of world events. One of the major things that have stood her out throughout her career is the ability to ask difficult questions. Kosinski has worked with several prestigious networks over the years but presently works with CNN as a Senior Diplomatic Correspondent.
Early Life and Education
The award-winning journalist was born on the 6th of May 1974 in Willingboro, New Jersey, United States. Her parents Robert and Jeanette Kosinski raised her and her three siblings in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey, Philadelphia. For her early education, Michelle attended St. Charles Borromeo School and Holy Cross High School, graduating with the highest honors and as valedictorian from the two schools. Michelle Kosinski was an all-round student as she was the cheerleading captain and also active in ballet.
She proceeded to Medill School of Journalism at the Northwestern University where she simultaneously studied for a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the schools accelerated program. Michelle was initially in the magazine writing program but switched to the broadcasting division. While in college, she was an active member of the Northwestern University Dance Ensemble.
The Beginning of Her Career In Journalism
After discovering her love for broadcast journalism, Michelle Kosinski began to work for WIFR in Rockford, Illinois alongside studying at Northwestern University. She had her sights on the big broadcasting houses but knew she had to equip herself with the requisite skills to get in. Michelle was named an “On Your Side” Reporter and had to investigate viewers’ complaints and problems.
Moving on in her career, she relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina to work with WSOC-TV. She founded the Piedmont Bureau which covered nine counties.
Her work in Charlotte was so phenomenal that she was voted Best Reporter by readers of the city’s entertainment and arts magazine in 2001. In the Fall of the same year, Michelle moved again to Miami to work at WTVJ. In 2003, she won the Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards for her report on Haitian Immigrants. A few years later (in 2005), she was named ‘Woman of the Year’ by Women in Communications of South Florida.
Her Accomplishments With NBC and CNN
She began to work as a correspondent for NBC News in 2005 and by January 2010, she became a foreign correspondent which allowed her to visit several countries. However, her base was London where she served as a reporter.
Michelle joined CNN in 2014 and began to work as a White House Correspondent. In 2017, she became a Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, a position she holds to date.
As a correspondent, Michelle Kosinski has covered a great variety of stories both domestically and internationally; some of which include the earthquake that happened in Haiti in 2010, the after-effects of the Arab Spring, and Army handover of security responsibilities in Afghanistan. The journalist also covered the assassination of Pakistan Peoples Party’s Benazir Bhutto in 2007, the November 2006 poisoning case which claimed the life of Alexander Litvinenko in London, and the April 2007 Virginia Tech shootings that killed 33 people.
That’s not all, Michelle covered terrorist plots and attacks in Europe, the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the death of Nelson Mandela, the economic crises in Greece and Spain, Mass shootings in the United States, the trials of Oscar Pistorius and Amanda Knox, and the US presidential election in 2008 for which she won an Emmy.
Who Is Michelle Kosinski’s Husband?
Michelle Kosinski has been fortunate to find the same success she has had in her career in her love life. She began to date Kimbell Rush Duncan, a retired British investment banker and philanthropist around 2012 after they met at a party. A year after they began to date, Kimbell asked the big question.
Michelle admitted to being a little hesitant to give her answer as she wanted to be sure they agreed on their values. As a good journalist, she quizzed him on his priorities and said a big yes after she was satisfied with his response. While this wedding is Michelle’s first walk down the aisle, Kimbell is a widowed father of two.
The duo got married on the 9th of August 2014 in a ceremony combining their British and American heritage which they called “Lovebration”. Michelle wore a crown of flowers to acknowledge her Polish heritage while Kimbell sported a kilt in his family’s tartan.