-- Nancy Cordes, née Weiner, is an ABC News correspondent based in New York. She reports regularly for all ABC News shows, including "Good Morning America," "World News with Charles Gibson" and "Nightline." She has covered many of the major stories of the past several years, including Hurricane Katrina, the war in Iraq, the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and the 2004 Presidential race.
Cordes joined the network in 2003 as a Washington-based correspondent for NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News. She reported on a wide range of topics for NewsOne, including the Middle East peace process, the death of President Ronald Reagan, the capture of Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph and Pope John Paul II's 25th anniversary.
Prior to joining ABC, Cordes was a reporter for the ABC affiliate in Washington, WJLA-TV. There, she covered the September 11th attack on the Pentagon, the 2000 Presidential race, the D.C.-area sniper attacks, and peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia.
Cordes earned her master's degree in public policy at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She grew up in Hawaii on the island of Kauai, and her first reporting job was at KHNL, the NBC affiliate in Honolulu.