Abby D. Phillip to Anchor CNN’s ‘Inside Politics Sunday’

Abby D. Phillip to Anchor CNN’s ‘Inside Politics Sunday’

Written on 01/13/2021
Estefania De La Torre

Political correspondent and journalist, Abby D. Phillip is set to anchor her own major television show.

What We Know:

  • After a breakout year, the American journalist will officially be the new anchor for CNN’s Inside Politics Sunday later this month. Phillip, 32, quickly garnered national attention on social media for her sharp political commentary on the 2020 presidential election and the Trump administration.
  • Phillip is currently a political correspondent on CNN and will be adding her title as an Inside Politics anchor starting January 24th, 2021. She expressed her excitement in a tweet writing, “I’m so thrilled to be taking the reins of Inside Politics Sunday from my friend and colleague @JohnKingCNN starting on January 24th. Could not be more proud to be joining this incredible @CNN franchise!”

  • In an interview with the New York Times, the Harvard graduate expressed her stance on the challenges of reporting on President Donald Trump.

“In some ways, Donald Trump has made a lot of reporters better reporters…the relentless fact-checking you have to do with this president is unlike anything I have experienced before,” she stated. “It has done away with the practice of giving figures in Washington the benefit of the doubt when it comes to truthfulness, and that’s OK, in a bipartisan way.”

  • Since Biden and Harris’ election victory, Phillip has made headlines again in a viral video. In the video, she states, “Black women did that, and I think seeing a Black woman on the ticket with Joe Biden, on the cusp of the moment, I think is something that will go down in history. Donald Trump’s political career began with the racist birther lie, it may very well end with a Black woman in the White House.”

To see Abby D. Phillip in action, be sure to tune in on Sundays from 8-9 a.m. ET on CNN.