Abby Phillip Named New Anchor For CNN’s ‘Inside Politics’

It’s been a long time coming and now top CNN anchor Abby Phillip has been named senior political correspondent and the anchor for Inside Politics.

Abby Phillip, well noted for her reports on Trump administration now adds another feather as the anchor of CNN’s Inside Politics from 8-9 a.m. ET on Sundays, beginning January 24. Phillip will replace John King, who will continue to host the segment during the weekday.

Phillip has also been named the network’s senior political correspondent.

Sharing the news of her new role on social media, she wrote: “Five years ago today I was on the Inside Politics roundtable with my friend @johnkingcnn,” she wrote in her caption celebrating the news. “Honored to fill in for him this morning for the first time on a historic day as the first doses of the Coronavirus vaccine were shipped out.”

Her first show will premiere on January 24, where she’ll interview Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for a one-hour documentary that “will tell the story of Kamala Harris’ early life in Berkeley and her history-making career as a prosecutor and lawmaker. Now, on January 20th, Kamala Harris will become the first woman, first Black woman, and first South Asian woman ever to be elected Vice President. This is her story.”

Prior to joining CNN, Phillip was a national politics reporter for The Washington Post.

A graduate of Harvard University, Phillip’s first book, The Dream Deferred: Jesse Jackson, Black Political Power, and the Year that Changed America, about Jackson’s 1988 presidential run, is scheduled to be released next year.

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