CNN’s Abby Phillip To Host “Inside Politics”; Succeeds John King

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Earlier today CNN announced the network’s new Washington-based anchor roles.  Phillip has been promoted to senior political correspondent and will  be taking the reins of Inside Politics from John King. 

Phillip is no stranger to the Inside Politics set, she has been a member of the show’s roundtable since 2015 and even filled in for King last month.

After covering the 2020 election as a political correspondent, Phillip began to receive regular screen time on CNN. Last January, Phillip co-moderated the seventh Democratic Presidential Debate. That performance helped in expanding her opportunities. In November, Phillip co-anchored CNN’s election-coverage staple Election Night In America alongside Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Dana Bash and Jake Tapper. During the special the viewers and other media outlets began to take notice of her and her well-informed view of the news of the day.

Phillip posted on her instagram her excitement for this new opportunity. 


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