Stephanie Oswald is a general assignment reporter for WGNO News at 10 p.m. and the host of “Traveling with Stephanie” on News with a Twist, Thursdays at 5 p.m.
She’s an Emmy Award-winning journalist who spent more than a decade as a globetrotting producer and correspondent for CNN, specializing in travel news: covering everything from airfare deals and spa treatments to pilot fatigue and travel post 9/11. As an anchor/correspondent for the weekend program “CNN Travel Now” she zip-lined in Costa Rica, rode the Ghan across Australia, climbed the Great Wall of China and interviewed the Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea.
She was the first extreme weather web correspondent for The Weather Channel, covering hurricanes alongside Jim Cantore in 2004.
In 2008, her show “All-Girl Getaways” launched on the Fine Living Network, generating more buzz than any program in the network’s history. One of the country’s premier travel experts, she is also the founding editor of Travelgirl Magazine www.travelgirlinc.com, the first national publication to launch after 9/11.
Oswald is a native New Yorker who has lived in Boston, Paris, Atlanta and Strasbourg.
In her personal travels, she has hiked the Inca Trail, journeyed through India and reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Her favorite international destination is Mont-St.-Michel in Normandy, France, and her favorite domestic destination is Crested Butte, Colorado.
She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s College of Communication with a degree in journalism and a concentration in French history.
Prior to joining WGNO, she was an editorial producer for CNN New Day with Chris Cuomo, and a writer/producer/correspondent for CNN and CNN International, based out of the CNN Gulf Coast bureau.