Best known for his immense determination to feed viewers with the latest breaking news, Phil Mattingly is a popular CNN correspondent and an award-winning journalist in Washington, D.C. bureau.

Young and energetic, Phil has remained a leading name among CNN reporters having contributed immensely to the growth of the broadcasting firm.

 Biography, Age

Phil’s date of birth and family background has long been kept away from the public but he often celebrates his birthdays on 16th December every year. According to reports, the young correspondent belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and was raised in Toledo, Ohio, United States of America. He holds the American nationality.

Phil is also said to have attended Ohio State University in 2006 after which he graduated and moved to Boston University for a masters degree in journalism in 2008.

One of the places that marked the beginning of Phil’s professional career as a journalist was the Cape Cod Times, a renowned broadsheet daily newspaper in Massachusetts, United States nearly immediately after he got his masters. He was also at Bloomberg Television in Washington where he worked first as the system’s White House reporter then later as a national political journalist, covering all major presidential candidates. One of the major areas Phil was noted for was his report on the domestic and foreign policy actions of the Obama administration.

While at Bloomberg, Phill was noted for his contribution to the company’s Week magazine. From 2012, he was in charge of covering reports from the Justice Department as well as covering the Congress and lobbying in Washington.


Mattingly is famous particularly for his stringent interviews with most high profile personalities on trending issues. Two remarkable interviews he had was with Attorney General Eric Holder on the aspect of Edward Snowden scandal, and with Speaker Paul Ryan on the issue of the GOP tax bill.

Phil Mattingly
Phil Mattingly on the GOP effort to pass major tax reform
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CNN Career

Phill joined the American Cable News Network (CNN) in December 2015 as a New York-based correspondent. The following year, he was sent by the cable network on the campaign trail to cover most presidential candidates from the Republican. These candidates include John Kasich, Chris Christie and Donald Trump. He was also asked to conduct some investigative reports on crucial issues involving Donald J Trump, America’s 2016 elected president. Among the reports he gathered were centred on his business history, taxes and finances. Currently, he works for the news Net work ‘s location in Washington D.C, as a general assignment correspondent.

All through his professional career, Phil Mattingly exhibited his dynamic journalism which in turn has earned him a handsome sum as salary as well as awards. Not only was he recognized by big media networks like the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post, he has also received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for breaking news in that role. Even during his school days Phil never seized to be recognized, he was popular both in his high school days and in the University as a scholar Varsity athlete.

Recently, he was one of the finalists for the Scripps Howard Distinguished Service to the First Amendment award for his investigation into the Barack Obama’s administration crackdown. His salary is believed to be around $100 thousand annually while his Net worth is still under review.

Is Phil Mattingly Married, Gay?

Inasmuch as he is loved by viewers for his dynamic skills as a journalist, Mattingly is one of the controversial news personalities basically because of his good looks, he has unique style and demeanour which makes people question his sexual orientation. To put the matter to rest, Phil broke the news about his marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Chelsea Carter, on December 10, 2011. The marriage ceremony was held in Washington, DC and since then, he has been living peacefully with his wife, devoid of scandals. On July 6, 2017, the couple was blessed with their first child, a baby boy named Cardar.

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Phil Mattingly is active on social media, particularly on Twitter where he tweets about senators, celebrities and other high-ranking personalities, on controversial issues. He currently has over 48.9k followers on Twitter. He is considered one of the best looking correspondents in journalism basically because of his attractive looks with an equally appealing body type matched with an amazing height.

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