About 

      Leigh Munsil is a Breaking News Editor for CNN Politics, where she manages political breaking news from the White House to Congress and around the world.

      Munsil was previously the Political Editor at TheBlaze, managing a team of reporters, coordinating coverage of the 2016 presidential race as well as the White House and Congress. She also has worked as a Defense Reporter at POLITICO in Washington, covering the Pentagon, Congress and defense contractors.

      Munsil studied at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and was the editor-in-chief of The State Press, the independent newspaper serving Arizona State University.