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Elizabeth Kaledin

News correspondent

Elizabeth Kaledin was named a CBS News correspondent, based in New York, in November 1996. She has covered many medical stories for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and is a regular contributor to the CBS Evening News Saturday edition.

Kaledin joined the Northeast bureau from CBS Newspath, the CBS News affiliate service, where she had been a correspondent (1994-97). While there, she covered the crash of TWA flight 800, the 1996 Republican National Convention and Bob Dole on election night, the Oklahoma City bombing, Pope John Paul's 1996 visit to the United States and the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, among many stories.

Before that, Kaledin was the weekend news anchor and environmental reporter for New York 1 News, the 24-hour cable news channel in New York (1992-94), where she wrote, shot, produced, edited and reported stories. At New York 1, she anchored eight hours of live coverage of the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

Kaledin was an anchor/producer/reporter for WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Burlington, Vermont (1989-92) and an anchor/producer/reporter for KVIQ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Eureka, California (1987-89). She began her broadcasting career as a TelePrompTer operator at KPIX-TV, the CBS Owned station in San Francisco (1985-87).

She was born June 6, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts and was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts. Kaledin was graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also attended the University of London, Westfield College and Universidad Autonoma De Mexico in Mexico City.

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