Abby Phillip is an American journalist who is a regular face on Cable News Network (CNN) as a White House correspondent. In the discharge of her duties, Abby covers stories and events in America’s Donald Trump administration. She also reports on events that happen in Washington D.C as well as some political developments that happen in the world portraying their impact on/or America’s influence in them into perspective.
The CNN reporter is a young and smart journalist that has got most things going well for her both in her career and relationship life. To this end, she has no doubt worked extremely hard to be where she is today and also rising in her career at a rapid pace. In this article, we will reveal all that we know of this political journalist including some unknown facts about her.
Biography of Abby Phillip, The CNN Correspondent
Abby Phillip is an American national of Afro-Trinidadian descent who was born on November 25, 1988. She was raised in Bowie, a city in Prince George’s County Maryland, the United States of America. Her parents are June C. Phillip and Carlos W. Phillip, a psychology program manager (father) who worked in the District of Columbia Public schools in Washington while her mother is a real estate investor.
Growing up, Abby showed signs of being academically gifted and in like manner, she excelled in her studies beginning from an early age. At first, she wanted to become a medical professional – a heart surgeon, in particular – but following an assignment which she was given, to write on a blog about her experience in a service trip to Mississippi, Abby Phillip reconsidered the career options before her.
She discovered she was more attuned to the media and a career in journalism was just apt for her, thus, Abby who was already enrolled in Harvard University where she was studying a pre-med course at the time later changed to Harvard School of Arts and in the course of time, she bagged a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government in the year 2010.
While in Havard, she wrote for the Harvard Crimson, the school sports teams for women and men that compete in NCAA Division I. She interned at ABC7 News and after her internship, her next place of work was POLITICO where she was engaged as a White House blogger, and reporter who also covered campaign finance and lobbying stories. Next, from 2012 to 2014, Abby Phillip worked full time at WJLA before she joined the Washington Post in 2014 where she did general assignment reporting prior to her promotion to do national political reporting.
At the Washington Post, Abby covered the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, her job description was changed to coverage of political events in Trump’s administration. Seeing how good she was in the discharge of her duties, CNN came calling for her services. In 2017, Abby Phillip began reporting as a White House Correspondent for CNN in October and has steadily grown to be a familiar face in the network’s close coverage of the newsworthy events in President Donald Trump’s administration.
Is She Married, Who Is The Husband?
Not only is Abby Phillip having a burgeoning career as a journalist, in addition, the Havard trained reporter is also having a pleasant marital relationship life from all known indications. She met her beau, Marcus Glenn Richards, in Washington at a friend’s party in 2011 and as one thing led to the other, the attraction the two had for each other blossomed into a dating affair. Abby reportedly lived with her heartthrob in Washington D.C for sometime before they both walked down the aisle to be pronounced husband and wife on the 26th of May 2018. Afterward, the newly married couple jetted off to Vietnam, a country in Southeast Asia on the South China Sea for their honeymoon.
From what we know about Marcus Glenn Richards, he is the son of Col. Russell G. Richardson and Toussaint Richardson. Marcus schooled at Florida State University and now works as a managing consultant in nVisium – a web and mobile app security company founded in 2009 with an office in Herndon, a town in Fairfax County, Virginia Washington, D.C.
Other Facts About Abby Phillip
- Abby Phillip appears occasionally with Robert Costa on Washington Week on PBS.
- Aside from writing on politics, Abby also has a penchant for writing on human-centric stories and science as well.
- Her parents’ birthday is on the same day.
- Though there are a handful of reports that suggest Abby Phillip was born and raised an only child, a few other reports contradict this, postulating that she has two sisters named Asha and Ann-Marie.
- On social media, you can find the adept Havard journalist on Twitter through the handle @abbydphillip while on Instagram, it is @abbydphillip. Both accounts are verified.