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Candy Crowley
Candy CrowleyCandy Crowley is CNN's award-winning chief political correspondent and anchor of State of the Union with Candy Crowley. She is based in the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau. Crowley took the reins of State of the Union in February, where she hosts a political hour of newsmaker interviews along with analysis of the week’s most important issues. In her role as senior political correspondent, Crowley covers a broad range of stories, including presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill.

Crowley’s assignments have taken her to all 50 states and around the world. As a member of the Peabody Award-winning “Best Political Team on Television,” she played a pivotal role in CNN’s America Votes 2008 coverage, traveling to both conventions, and every debate and additional stops along the campaign trail. Crowley earned a prestigious Gracie Allen Award in 2009 for coverage of Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House. She also was part of the network’s Emmy award-winning 2006 mid-term election coverage.

She has covered the presidential campaigns of Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Howard Dean, Bob Dole, Jesse Jackson, Edward Kennedy, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Paul Tsongas, among others. Since the presidential nomination of Jimmy Carter, she has covered all but one of the national political conventions. She was also granted an exclusive sit-down interview with President George W. Bush days before he left office.

Crowley began her broadcast journalism career in Washington, D.C., as a newsroom assistant for Metromedia radio station WASH. She has served as an anchor for Mutual Broadcasting and as a general assignment and White House correspondent for the Associated Press, where she covered most of the Reagan era before moving on to NBC-TV to become a general assignment correspondent in NBC’s Washington bureau. She came to CNN from NBC News in 1987.Prior to her current role, Crowley served as a congressional correspondent for the network.

Crowley earned a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

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