Background: The 1999 Syracuse University grad began her career as a news production assistant for New York’s fabled 1010 WINS radio while still in college.
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She became a reporter and producer at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. In 2003, she worked as an anchor of “CBS News on mtvU,” the MTV service on college campuses. She then became a national correspondent for CBS Newspath. In mid-2007, she was named a reporter for “Today in New York,” the early-morning newscast on flagship station WNBC-TV. Her beat lately has revolved around Wall Street and bank meltdowns.
Buzz: Ms. Strahan can think and report on her feet. She proves it every morning before the sun comes up, a daypart in which her no-nonsense, tic-free presence is particularly valuable. She’s also earned some well-positioned fans with work she’s done for the network’s “Today” show.