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Abby Phillip (born November 25, 1988[1]) is a White House correspondent for CNN. She is of Afro-Trinidadian descent.[2] She has been a guest on Washington Week and C-Span.[3]

Abby Phillip
Born (1988-11-25) November 25, 1988 (age 30)
Bowie, Maryland
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationCNN Correspondent


Phillip grew up in Bowie, Maryland and graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a degree in government.[4] At Harvard, Phillip wrote for the Harvard Crimson.[5] She lived in Washington D.C. with her fiancé Marcus Richardson[2] before they married in May 2018.[1]

Phillip joined CNN in 2017 and covers the Trump Administration.[6] Before CNN she worked at the Washington Post[7] where her roles included national political reporting and general assignments.[2] She also worked at ABC News, where she was an ABC News Fellow as well as a digital reporter in New York City. Phillip began her journalism career as a White House reporter and blogger for POLITICO covering campaign finance issues and lobbying.[8][9] She appears occasionally on Washington Week with Robert Costa, on PBS.[10]

The New York Times featured her in an article on "millennial reporters".[11]


  1. ^ a b "Abigail Phillip, Marcus Richardson". The New York Times. 2018-05-27.
  2. ^ a b c "CNN Profiles - Abby Phillip - White House Correspondent - CNN". CNN.
  3. ^ "Abby Phillip -".
  4. ^ "Abby Phillip Joins CNN White House Team".
  5. ^ "Abby D. Phillip - Writer Profile - The Harvard Crimson".
  6. ^ "CNN Profiles - Abby Phillip - White House Correspondent". CNN. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  7. ^ "Abby Phillips transitions from CNN analyst to CNN correspondent". 11 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Abby Phillip". 12 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Happy and fulfilled, Abby Phillip found her calling".
  10. ^ PBS profile for Abby Phillip
  11. ^ Pappu, Sridhar (2016-03-05). "Millennial Reporters Grab the Campaign-Trail Spotlight". The New York Times.

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