Abby Phillip anchors CNN NewsNight with Abby Phillip airing weeknights at 10pmET. Phillip will take a smart and sharp approach to the day’s biggest stories, driven by the facts and pursuit of the truth. With her award-winning background in dogged Washington reporting, Phillip brings unique context to the complexity of current affairs. Phillip keeps the powerful honest in hard-hitting interviews and hosts interesting conversations with a variety of perspectives.
She was previously CNN’s senior political correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics Sunday. She joined the network in 2017 to cover the Trump Administration and served as a White House Correspondent through 2019. In January 2020, she moderated CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa. She also anchored special coverage of Election Night in America surrounding the 2020 election. In January 2021, she anchored the CNN Special Report: Kamala Harris: Making History about the Vice President’s barrier-breaking career and the childhood experiences that helped shape her. Phillip has been an essential player in CNN’s Special Coverage of a range of political events, including election nights, State of the Union Addresses and the January 6th Committee hearings.
Phillip joined CNN from The Washington Post, she previously worked at ABC News and Politico. Throughout her career she has covered multiple presidents, campaign finance, lobbying, and several presidential campaigns.
Phillip was named to the Time 100 Next list in 2021 and she was the recipient of the National Urban League’s Women of Power award.
Phillip was raised in Bowie, Md. and is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Government. When not on television, she spends time with her husband, daughter and their pup Booker T.