Kate Bolduan is anchor and host of CNN's "At This Hour" and "State of America" on CNN International.
Kate Bolduan is anchor and host of CNN's "At This Hour" and "State of America" on CNN International. Previously, Bolduan co-anchored "New Day" and "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," and plays an instrumental role in the network's coverage of America's Choice 2020. Every weekday at 11a ET, Bolduan goes behind the headlines to bring viewers critical live events as they happen, smart analysis of hot topics and news-making interviews with key players in politics and beyond.
In the past year, Bolduan conducted the first television interview with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten, reported from Afghanistan with an exclusive Interview with the top U.S. commander there, and secured CNN's first interview with Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes on his call to break up the social media giant.
Previously, Bolduan served as a CNN congressional correspondent, covering the activities of the U.S. House and Senate. While on Capitol Hill, Bolduan reported on many impactful and dramatic congressional events, including the debt ceiling fight of 2011, the key congressional races in the 2008 and 2012 elections, the fiscal cliff of 2012, and the scandal that brought down Rep. Anthony Weiner. Bolduan also served as a general assignment correspondent. During that time she covered a wide-range of stories including the 2009 Christmas Day bombing attempt and the 2009 government stimulus plan. Bolduan helped lead the coverage of and was in the room for the historic Supreme Court arguments over the Affordable Care Act and also lead the network's coverage of other Supreme Court cases like the Chicago gun rights case McDonald v. City of Chicago, the fight over religious freedom in Salazar v. Buono, the death penalty, violent video games, and campaign finance.
Bolduan joined CNN in 2007 as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource, providing breaking news coverage and feature reports for more than 800 CNN Newsource affiliates. During her time with Newsource, Bolduan covered the 2008 presidential election and traveled throughout the United States covering other national headlines including the Minneapolis bridge collapse, O.J. Simpson armed robbery case and launches and landings of the retiring NASA space shuttle fleet.
Before joining CNN Newsource, Bolduan was a general assignment reporter for WTVD-TV in Raleigh, N.C. She began her television career as a production assistant for NBC News and MSNBC in Washington D.C.
Bolduan graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in journalism from The George Washington University.
She is based in the network's New York City bureau.