Media Speaker Kyra Phillips

Kyra Phillips

Investigative Correspondent, ABC News; Bestselling Author & Journalist

One of the most sought-after journalists in the world. Speaker Kyra Phillips has travelled across the globe, covering scientific discoveries, interviewing important figures such as Mother Teresa, and doing war reporting. Organizations book Kyra Phillips to learn about empowerment, following one’s dreams, and how Kyra got stories other journalists could not get.

Want to book Kyra Phillips as a speaker for your event? Please provide the info below and we’ll get in touch within 24h:

    Kyra Phillips biography

    Media speaker Kyra Phillips is the perfect example of how working hard and persevering can get you far in life. In fact, these qualities allowed her to become one of the best journalists in the world.  

    Kyra started her career in 1999 when she began working for CNN. She later ran an investigative program called Raising America with Kyra Phillips. The program focused on everything related to today’s American families. In 2012, she was in charge of the election coverage. Today, speaker Kyra Phillips is an ABC News correspondent. 

    Kyra has traveled across the globe. In fact, she even headed to the South Pole to cover scientific discoveries. She also interviewed important figures such as Mother Teresa and several presidents of the United States. Furthermore, Kyra covered war-related news, including the one in Iraq. On top of that, she was the first female journalist to fly over the Persian Gulf in an F-14 air-to-air combat training mission.

    Moreover, Kyra Phillips led interviews regarding events such as 9/11, the rise of ISIS, the O.J. Simpson case, and Hurricane Katrina. As a result of her excellent work, Kyra has won several awards. 

    She is also a sought-after keynote speaker for luncheons and fundraisers. Throughout her keynotes, she empowers her audience with stories from her career and the lessons she learned the hard way. Kyra highlights the importance of following one’s dreams and paying it forward to those who have yet to make their dreams come true. 

    ​In January 2002, Kyra stayed in Antarctica for 30 days to work on a documentary. During her stay, she slept in an igloo and shared fascinating discoveries with her viewers.

    Kyra Phillips Speaking Videos

    Kyra Phillips with Hon. Sylvia Matthews Burwell
    Kyra Phillips for CNN

    Kyra Phillips Keynote Topics

    Kyra started a school newspaper when she was in the fourth grade and her first interview was with Dr. Seuss. Pretty big scoop for such a young writer, so you would think finally making it to news organizations like ABC and CNN were easy to achieve. Quite the opposite. Kyra’s stories of struggle, heartache and determination to make it in one of the most competitive careers will astound you. When her college commencement speaker told the class, “in this better have a plan B,” Kyra refused to listen. That’s probably why she can tell you about Mother Teresa, the South Pole and flying strike fighters in such intimate detail. Let Kyra share her thoughts on empowerment and inspire students and adults alike as to why you should never doubt your dreams.

    Kyra got resistance, and downright rejected from the “boys club” time and time again, but she refused to take no as an answer. It worked and she broke barriers. Kyra details exclusive assignments from around the world and how a unique journalist operates to get the stories you won’t see anywhere else.

    She was the first female journalist to fly an F-14 in a combat training mission in the Persian Gulf, all in an effort to understand how the “Shock and Awe” campaign would be carried out from the skies over Iraq. She also trained with several SWAT teams across the country so she could actually report from the “inside” when it came to stories like a high threat situation dominating the national news.

    FAQs on Booking Kyra Phillips

    How to book Kyra Phillips as a keynote speaker?
    Aurum Speakers Bureau can help you book Kyra Phillips as a speaker for your next event, conference, or board meeting. Simply fill out our contact form to inquire about Kyra Phillips's availability for a speaking engagement. One of our booking agents will respond to your request immediately and contact the speaker to let them know you want to hire them. We will assist you with obtaining speaking fees, booking information, and confirming availability for Kyra Phillips or any other top keynote speaker or celebrity of your choice.
    How much is Kyra Phillips speaking fee?
    Kyra Phillips speaking fees are determined by several factors, including the event's date, whether it's a virtual or in-person event, the duration, format, preparation required for their speech, and more. The same applies to the cost to hire any other top expert speakers and celebrities. The Speaker Fee Range listed on our website is simply a guideline and is subject to change without notice. If you would like to hire Kyra Phillips to deliver a keynote speech for your event, please fill out the contact form or email us at with as much detail as possible. One of our experienced agents will get in touch with you and let you know exactly how much it will cost to book Kyra Phillips.
    How can I contact Kyra Phillips?
    We only work with Kyra Phillips on paid speaking engagements. Aurum Speakers Bureau can assist you in booking Kyra Phillips and will handle all negotiations, contracts, and logistics associated with having Kyra Phillips speak at your event. We will be your sole point of contact throughout the process. Get in touch with Aurum Speakers Bureau today, and we will reach out to any motivational speaker or celebrity you want to enquire about speaking at your event. If you wish to contact Kyra Phillips for any other reason, we will be unable to assist you as we are not authorized to provide personal contact information.
    Can I book Kyra Phillips for a virtual keynote?
    Yes, Kyra Phillips is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. To book Kyra Phillips for a virtual event, please complete the contact form or send us an email to inquire about the special fees for virtual engagements.