Kristen Holmes is a correspondent for CNN, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
Kristen Holmes is a correspondent for CNN in Washington, D.C., covering the White House and all things Washington. She was previously a national correspondent for CNN Newsource, where her stories and live reports aired on CNN's network of more than 1,000 affiliates. During her time there, she covered the 2018 midterm elections extensively, and created a voter issue series that took her across the country to depict what mattered most to Americans. Holmes also reported on some of the country's biggest nonpolitical stories, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Las Vegas shooting, and traveled to Guam to document the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.
Holmes first joined CNN as an intern for Piers Morgan Live after graduating from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. After her internship, she became an editorial producer for The Lead with Jake Tapper, a CNN producer in the White House and a CNN producer embedded with the 2016 Trump campaign. While in Washington, D.C., she also worked as a producer on several projects with Katie Couric at Yahoo and with News Channel 8.
Holmes graduated with a Bachelor's of Science from Northwestern University and spent two years as an elementary school teacher in Chicago through Teach for America.