Ana Cabrera Biography

Ana Cabrera is a well-known American journalist and news anchor for CNN. She has had an impressive career, previously working with NBC affiliate KHQ-TV and KMGH-TV. Cabrera is also actively involved in various organizations, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Board of Directors of the Mi Casa Resource Center. With a degree from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, she has also served on the board of the American Cancer Society. Cabrera’s dedication and talent have been recognized with an Emmy Award for her reporting on the ‘High Park fire’. Beyond her professional achievements, she is an aspiring chef and traveler. Married to Benjamin, Cabrera is not only a correspondent for CNN but also a social media personality who enjoys connecting with her fans.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 41 Years
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Benjamin Nielsen, father: Ronald Cabrera, mother: Judith Cabrera, siblings: John, Matthew, Nathan and Angelina
  • Born Country: United States
  • Journalists
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’4″ (163 cm)
  • U.S. State: Colorado
  • City: Denver, Colorado
  • Notable Alumni: Washington State University
  • Education: B.A. Washington State University


Ana Cabrera started her career as an intern for NBC affiliate KHQ-TV and ABC affiliate KMGH-TV. At KMGH-TV, she covered local and national news including the 2012 Denver Presidential Debate and the Aurora movie theatre shooting. From 2005 to 2009, she served as a reporter and anchor for NBC affiliate KHQ-TV as well as FOX affiliate KAYU-TV.

In 2013, Cabrera joined CNN as a correspondent. Then she became a part of the CNN Investigative team. Since joining the network, the American journalist has reported on several major issues including Colorado’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use and the Arapahoe High School shooting. She also reported on the September 2013 floods. In the year 2014, Cabrera reported on the undocumented kids who crossed the border unaccompanied. Besides these, she reported on the death of an unarmed teen Michael Brown from Ferguson.

Involvement and Associations

At present, Cabrera is a part of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Mi Casa Resource Center. Previously, she had also served on the board of American Cancer Society.

Personal Life

Ana Cabrera was born on May 13, 1982 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Judith and Ronald Cabrera. She has four siblings, namely John, Matthew, Nathan, and Angelina. She graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at the Washington State University with degrees in Foreign Languages and Cultures and Communication.

She is married to her long-term sweetheart Benjamin Nielsen. As of now, the couple has a son and a daughter. Cabrera is also active on Twitter and Facebook. Her fans can follow her on these social networking platforms in order to know more about her.

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