About 

  • Arlette Saenz is a CNN political reporter based in Washington, D.C. She is covering Former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2020 presidential campaign.

    Saenz joined CNN from ABC News where she was a White House reporter/producer covering the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump, Capitol Hill and national politics. She worked as an embed during the 2012 presidential campaign covering the campaigns of Vice President Joe Biden, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and former Senator Rick Santorum.

    She started her journalism career as an intern with "Nightline" at ABC before returning to the network as a desk assistant. Saenz graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in American Studies and a minor in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service.