CNN: Kate Bolduan
Like most individuals trying to make it in the news media industry, Kate Bolduan had to bide her time off-camera, doing the dirty work, before she could get her shot in front of the camera. She started out as a production assistant for NBC News in the mid-2000s. Eventually, though, she got her shot.
That big break came with CNN, as the network hired her in 2007 to be a national correspondent for CNN Newsource. During her now-13 years at CNN, Bolduan has worked on Newsource, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, New Day, and most recently hosted her own show called State of America with Kate Bolduan.