Abby Phillip Rises Through The Journalism Ranks Waving Her Trinbagonian Flag
Abby Phillip has become a regular staple for CNN consumers. She is a journalist who asks the hard questions to get to direct answers on topics that are on her audiences’ mind. Some of those very questions have had sharp consequences as was the case when Abby was accused of asking a ‘stupid question’ by the then US president. However, Abby was able to turn that widely publicized situation into a brand building event that solidified her name as a top ranking journalist.
Here are some things you may not know about Abby Phillips journey to being a well established and highly respected Karibbean Kreative.
- Phillip is of Afro-Trinidadian descent but was born in Virginia. She and her family briefly moved back to Trinidad and Tobago but moved back after she was nine years old.
- Prior to working for CNN as an anchor and senior political correspondent, she worked for the Washington Post.
- In January 2020, she moderated CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa in which she received high praise for her demeanor.
- Phillip graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government. She also wrote for the school newspaper called the Harvard Crimson.
- Phillip was directly targeted by Donald Trump after asking him a question, in which he responded, “what a stupid question… I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions”, as he wagged his finger at her.
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