Abigail D. Phillip, born November 25, 1988, is an American journalist who works as a political correspondent and anchor for CNN. She has, across the span of her career, also worked for the Washington Post, ABC News, and Politico. In 2020, Phillip co-moderated the Democratic party presidential primaries. The Harvard alumna is the anchor of “Inside Politics Sunday,” an hour-long news program that features a panel of political analysts. She took over the segment in 2021 whilst John King, the earlier presenter, continued to moderate the segment on the weekdays.
Abigail D. Phillip was born in Virginia, U.S. to now realtor June and teacher Carlos Philip. She grew up with five siblings and is of Afro-Trinidadian descent. During her childhood, her family had to move back to Trinidad and Tobago but returned to the U.S. soon after when Phillip was nine years old. She grew up in Bowie, Maryland, and attended Bowie High School. After graduating, Phillip enrolled at Harvard University to study premed. However, in 2010, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government. She wrote for “The Harvard Crimson” when she was still in university.
After graduation, Phillip worked at the Washington Post as a national political reporter, at ABC News as an ABC News Fellow, and digital reporter in New York City. Her job at Politico began her career as a White House reporter and blogger. She then joined CNN in 2017 and majorly covered the Trump Administration. In 2020, she co-moderated the Democratic Party presidential primaries at Drake University. The same year, Phillip was offered a book deal from Flatiron Books for “The Dream Deferred,” a book she had authored about Reverend Jesse Jackson’s run for president in 1988. The book is set to launch in 2022. In 2021, Philip took over the weekend slot of “Inside Politics,” replacing John King, though he continues to host the show on weekdays.
Phillip resides in Washington D.C. She tied the knot with her husband Marcus Richardson in May 2018. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Naomi Angelina, into the world in August 2021.
Phillip graduates from college and begins working as a journalist.
Phillip begins working at CNN.
Phillip co-moderates the 2020 Democratic Party presidential preliminaries.
Phillip gets a book deal from Flatiron Books to publish her debut work.
Why We Love Abby D Phillip
She is a talented journalist
Phillip is a talented journalist. She has been a capable political correspondent for a while now.
She is incredibly intelligent
Phillip is very intelligent. Her intelligence has a way of shining through her work.
She is an upcoming author
Phillip’s book is set to launch soon. We can’t wait to read her book!
5 Surprising Facts
She has five siblings
Phillip grew up with five siblings, two of whom are named Asha and Ann-Marie.
She married at the Larz Anderson House
Phillip and Richardson got married at the Larz Anderson House.
She is an honorary sorority member
Phillip is an honorary sorority member of Delta Sigma Theta.
She met her husband at a party
Phillip met Richardson at a rooftop party in 2011.
Her daughter's name honors her maternal grandmother
Phillip’s daughter’s middle name is in honor of her late maternal grandmother, Angelina.
Abby D Phillip FAQs
Did Abby Phillip have her baby?
Phillip and her husband announced to PEOPLE magazine they had given birth to their daughter in 2021.
Is Abby Philips coming back to CNN?
Phillip is currently still working at CNN.
What happened to "Inside Politics?"
The show originally ran from 1992 to 2005 but was revived in 2014.
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