Mabrey had been a London-based CBS News correspondent (1995-98). She covered stories throughout Europe and the Middle East, including the United Nations arms-inspection crisis in Iraq, the conflict in Northern Ireland and the investigation of the death of Princess Diana.
Mabrey joined CBS News in 1992 as a Dallas-based correspondent. While in that position, she reported on the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas, the great Midwest flood of 1993 and the uprising in Haiti, among many other major events.
Prior to joining CBS News, Mabrey was a general assignment reporter for WBAL-TV, then the CBS affiliate in Baltimore (1984-92). She began her journalism career in 1982 in the AFTRA reporter-training program at WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.
Mabrey is the recipient of four Emmy Awards: two in 1997 for her reporting on the death of Princess Diana and two in 1996 for coverage of the Atlanta Olympics bombing and the crash of TWA Flight 800. She has also received an American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Allen Award for her report on a controversial proposal to sterilize drug -addicted women.