Get to know more about Cordelia, one of Daybreak's roving reporters.
Cordelia Kretzschmar joined Daybreak from GMTV where she had a front row seat to major world events for seven years. In 2003 she became one of the first journalists to report live from inside Iraq while embedded with the military, and has since returned there five times over the years - most recently to Baghdad with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
While at GMTV, Cordelia spent three years as US correspondent, where she covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, interviewed Tony Blair on his final visit to the US as Prime Minister, and quizzed US President George W Bush at the Whitehouse. Cordelia also interviewed many major Hollywood stars in the US, including Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise.
In 2008 Cordelia reported widely on the national effect of the credit crunch, and recently reported from Belfast on the riots for GMTV and ITV News. In 2010, Cordelia took a lead role in the coverage of the General Election, interviewing the Prime Minister several times, as well as reporting for ITV news from the Labour Headquarters.
Cordelia’s career in television news began at ITN. She reported for the News at Ten from New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, and on the death of Princess Margaret.