Phil Mattingly Named CNN’s Chief Domestic Correspondent Following Network’s Overhaul Of Morning Show

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Phil Mattingly will serve as CNN’s chief domestic correspondent, taking on a new role after the network overhauled CNN This Morning.

Mattingly also will continue to fill in as an anchor, and participate in special coverage of the conventions and other political events. His first assignment will be covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, along with CNN correspondent Kristen Holmes.

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Mattingly had co-anchored the morning program since last year, but the network shuffled its schedule last week, with CNN News Central taking over the 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET timeslot, and CNN This Morning moving to 5 a.m. ET with Kasie Hunt as anchor. The network has not yet announced a new role for Poppy Harlow, who had co-anchored CNN This Morning since its debut in November 2022.

Mark Thompson, chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide, called Mattingly “one of the strongest political journalists and anchors we have at CNN.”

Before joining the morning show, Mattingly was CNN’s chief White House correspondent and senior White House correspondent. He had moved to the White House beat at the start of the Biden administration, having previously been a congressional correspondent. He joined the network in 2015.

A network spokesperson said that they are in “active discussions” with Harlow “about opportunities at the network and her future role with is. Poppy is an exceptional journalist and very important part of the CNN family.”

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