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Punahou grad named Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News

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Updated: Jan. 16, 2021 at 4:39 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Punahou grad and former KHNL reporter Nancy Cordes received a big promotion from CBS this weekend.

Cordes, formerly Nancy Weiner, was named as the new CBS Chief White House Correspondent.

Born in California, Cordes spent time living on Kauai and Oahu during her childhood. She went on to attend Punahou before seeking higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

She returned to Hawaii and worked as a reporter for KHNL from 1995 to 1997.

In a giant leap to the national networks, Cordes was eventually hired by CBS in 2007 as transportation and consumer safety correspondent. Over the last few years, she’s covered Capitol Hill, holding some of the nation’s top politicians accountable for the decisions made.

Cordes currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and children.

Her new role comes as nearly all national networks unveiled changes to their lineup, which is common when a new presidential administration takes over.

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