Elaine Quijano is an anchor for CBSN, the CBS News 24-hour digital streaming network, and a correspondent for CBS News, contributing to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.
In her role at CBSN, Quijano anchors the nightly politics show “Red and Blue.” She also anchors the Sunday edition of the CBS WEEKEND NEWS, and her reporting is featured on CBS THIS MORNING and the CBS EVENING NEWS. In 2020 Quijano is leading political coverage on CBSN, which includes anchoring CBSN during primary, debate and political convention nights.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, she also led CBSN’s political coverage, and was selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the 2016 vice presidential debate. It marked the first time an anchor from a digital network would moderate a national debate in a general election campaign.
Quijano joined CBS News in 2010. Based in New York, she has covered a variety of stories, including the Boston Marathon bombings, Superstorm Sandy, and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Quijano was also part of the CBS News team that received an Alfred I. duPont Award for the Network’s coverage of the 2012 Newtown shootings. In 2011 Quijano revealed in a report that the White House did not send presidential condolence letters to the families of service members who committed suicide. After her report, President Obama reversed that policy.
Prior to joining CBS News, she worked for CNN as a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent. While there, she reported from various beats, including the White House, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court.
Quijano holds a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.