Abby D. Phillip Named Anchor Of 'Inside Politics'

Abby D. Phillip is making a major jump at CNN. Earlier today, the political correspondent announced that she would be taking over for John King as the host of Inside Politics. She will also be promoted to senior political correspondent.

"I'm so thrilled to be taking the reins of Inside Politics Sunday from my friend and colleague John King. [I will be] starting on January 24th. [I] could not be more proud to be joining this incredible CNN franchise," she tweeted.

Phillip is one only a handful of Black women in media represented on Capitol Hill through cable news. Among the five major networks, Rachel Scott of ABC, Jasmine Wright of CNN, Kristen Welker of NBC and a few other trailblazing Black women making change in the nation's capital. After learning of her promotion, Phillip's colleagues congratulated her.

"[I'm] screaming congrats to Abby D. Phillip! We love to see it," Scott tweeted.

"Shoutout to the goddess Abby D. Phillip for being the best in the game and laying the groundwork for the rest of us Black girls," White House Reporter Jasmine Wright added.

Phillip is not only taking over for King on Inside Politics, but she will also be debuting her new documentary, Kamala Harris: Making History, on January 17.

"I sat down with the Vice President-Elect for a wide-ranging interview. Plus, you don't want to miss our joint interview with Harris and incoming second gentleman Doug Emhoff," she tweeted.

Topping it all off, Phillip is in the process of writing a book called The Dream Deferred. The upcoming release will chronicle Reverend Jesse Jackson's run to become the President of the United States.

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