Specializing in the political scene and covering the Senate-side of the U.S. Congress, Candy Crowley is CNN's Congressional correspondent based in the network's Washington bureau. She came to CNN from NBC News in 1987.
Crowley began her broadcast journalism career in Washington, D.C. as a newsroom assistant for Metromedia radio station WASH-FM. She has served as an anchor for Mutual Broadcasting and as a general assignment and political reporter for the Associated Press. Crowley was a White House correspondent for the AP, where she covered most of the Reagan era, before moving on to NBC-TV to become a general assignment correspondent in NBC's Washington bureau.
Crowley's assignments have taken her around the world and to all 50 states. She has covered all or parts of the presidential campaigns of Edward Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Pat Buchanan, Paul Tsongas and Bill Clinton, among others. Since the nomination of Jimmy Carter, she has covered every political convention save one.
Crowley received the Associated Press Broadcasters Award for spot news for her coverage of the Reagan campaign, as well as the AP Award for in-depth coverage of the 1980 Reagan campaign. Her reporting on more than a dozen 1992 Senate campaigns was runner- up for the Joan Barone Award for Outstanding Journalism. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Women's College.