White House Reporter, CNN Politics
Maegan Vazquez is a White House reporter for CNN Politics based in Washington, D.C.
Maegan Vazquez is a White House reporter for CNN Politics based in Washington, D.C. She first began covering the White House for CNN in 2018, during the Trump administration.
In 2018, Vazquez served as a researcher for "FREE, MELANIA: The Unauthorized Biography," CNN White House correspondent Kate Bennett's book about Melania Trump. In this role, she pursued records requests, dug into archives, produced background research on potential sources, and conducted high-profile interviews.
Vazquez first joined CNN Politics in 2017 as a reporter covering politics and breaking news in Washington.
Prior to CNN, Vazquez spent over two years at Independent Journal Review, where she most recently held the role as a White House reporter. Before that, she served as deputy news editor. Vazquez originally joined IJR in 2015 as a political reporter.
In 2018, Vazquez was selected by the National Press Foundation for the 2018-2019 class of its prestigious Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship.
Vazquez grew up in Laredo, Texas. She is a graduate of New York University, where she majored in journalism and social & cultural analysis.