Phil Mattingly Snares Chief Domestic Correspondent Role Following CNN A.M. Shuffle

Phil Mattingly is discovering that mornings aren’t the only place where one can rise and shine at CNN.

The journalist, recently named co-anchor of a morning program that CNN subsequently scuttled, has been named chief domestic correspondent at the Warner Bros,. Discovery-backed network. In his new role. Mattingly will deliver enterprise reporting across CNN’s platforms and schedule while filling in for other anchors when circumstances warrant. He will also take part in CNN’s coverage during the 2024 conventions and during coverage of special political events.

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His first assignment? Taking part in coverage of the 2024 White House campaign by former President Donald Trump. Mattingly will join correspondent Kristen Holmes and a team of reporters, correspondents and producers ready to cover Trump as the 2024 election draws closer.

“Phil Mattingly is one of the strongest political journalists and anchors we have at CNN,” said Mark Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNN Worldwide, in a statement. “As a 2016 campaign correspondent, Capitol Hill correspondent, Senior White House Correspondent and Chief White House Correspondent, Phil has risen to every challenge CNN has thrown at him. He’s the perfect choice to become CNN Anchor, Chief Domestic Correspondent and to play a central role in our coverage of one of the most momentous election cycles in American history.”

Mattingly and Poppy Harlow have both been in discussions with CNN about new roles following the network’s decision to cancel their version of “CNN This Morning,” and replace it with programs already led by Kasie Hunt and the trio of Kate Bolduan, John Berman and Sara Sidner. Harlow remains in talks about a future position, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mattingly joined CNN in December of 2015 as a New York-based correspondent, then spent 2016 covering Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, John Kasich and Donald Trump, which included a series of investigative pieces into Trump’s business history, finances and taxes. Previously, Mattingly worked at Bloomberg Television in Washington, where he served as a national political correspondent and before that, as the network’s White House correspondent.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006, where he was a scholar varsity athlete. He received his Master’s Degree in journalism from Boston University in 2008.

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