About 

  • Haley Byrd is a CNN reporter based in Washington, D.C. She joined the network in 2019 to cover Congress, trade, and economic policy.

    She was previously a congressional reporter at The Weekly Standard, where she reported extensively on the relationship between the White House and Capitol Hill, domestic policy, and the Trump administration's Section 232 tariffs. She also wrote long-form profiles and reported from the 2018 campaign trail for the print magazine.

    Before joining The Standard in 2018, Byrd was congressional reporter for The Independent Journal Review. At IJR, she regularly broke news about the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the early days of the Trump presidency. She also wrote deep dives into a variety of policy debates, such as international de minimis rules for online commerce, universal basic income, and highway rest stop privatization. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later, the Florida panhandle. Byrd is pursuing a degree in Homeland Security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.