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Vicki Mabrey - Correspondent for ABC News Nightline
Vicki Mabrey is a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline, based in the network's New York bureau.
Since joining Nightline in 2005, Mabrey has reported on a wide range of topics — from the brief, tragic life of Triple Crown contender Barbaro to the faith-based prisons of Florida; from the comeback of former The Band drummer Levon Helm to investigations of sub-prime mortgage lenders Countrywide and Ameriquest to the text-message scandal involving the mayor of Detroit. Because of her passion for real estate and her concern about lapses in the credit market, she initiated the show's real estate series "Boom Nation," which, with the collapse of the market, evolved into Realty Check. For those series she has contributed a wide variety of stories, including investigations into foreclosure scams, winners and losers in the market decline, and the fight to prevent McMansions from eclipsing older city neighborhoods.
Prior to joining ABC News in November 2005, she was a correspondent for CBS News' 60 Minutes II, a position she held since the program's debut in 1999.
At 60 Minutes II Ms. Mabrey covered a wide range of topics, including the fight against terrorism in Yemen, the last two men to be pulled alive from the World Trade Center after 9/11 and the effect of Communism's collapse on Mongolian children.
Before joining 60 Minutes II, Mabrey was a London-based correspondent for CBS News, from 1995 to 1998. In that role 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 continuing investigation into the death of Princess Diana. She also traveled with former first lady Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea on their six-nation African visit in 1997.
Mabrey joined CBS News in 1992 as a correspondent based in Dallas, where she reported on the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas, the great Midwest flood of 1993 and changes in power in Haiti, among many other major events.
Prior to joining CBS News, Mabrey was a general assignment reporter for WBAL-TV, the then-CBS affiliate in Baltimore, from 1984 to 1992. 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 for CBS News on the death of Princess Diana, and two in 1996 for CBS News' coverage of the Atlanta Olympics bombing and the crash of TWA Flight 800.
A native of St. Louis, Mabrey graduated cum laude from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1977 with a B.A. in political science. She lives in New York.