Know About Abby Phillip; CNN, Husband, Wedding, Salary, Height

Published Date: 21 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 10 Dec, 2021 By Celebs Podium

The meeting of Abby Phillip and her future husband through their mutual friends went through a lifelong partnership. The newly married couple often share pictures relishing moment on their social sites.

Abby Phillip and her husband recently welcomed a new family member in 2021. Get to know her married life, baby, children, family background & career facts here.

American journalist Abby Phillip is a CNN correspondent based in Washington, D.C. She covers the President Donald Trump Administration, joining the network in 2017.

Abby Phillip Bio; Parents, Education, Height

Abigail Daniella Phillip was born on 25 November 1988. She is the daughter of parents, Carlos W. Phillip and June C. Phillip.

Abby’s father Carlos is a Psychology Program Manager at District of Columbia Public Schools and her mother June is a Real Estate Specialist at Century 21 Redwood Realty. Moreover, she is the CEO at June Phillip Property Services LLC.

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Phillip grew up with three sisters; Amara, Asha, and Ami Phillip. Her sister Asha is a real estate agent and her sister Ami is a passionate singer. Standing at a decent height, she went to the University of Baltimore and graduated with a degree in government at the age of 22.

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Her Career Journey To CNN

Abby launched her professional venture as a White House reporter and blogger for POLITICO. She covered the Obama White House, campaign finance issues, and lobbying on the media. She worked for a few years at ABC News as a digital reporter in New York City.

Later, she worked as a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post. She served as a national political reporter, covering the White House on the network. As of now, she serves as a White House Correspondent of CNN based on based in Washington, D.C.


Abby Phillip joined CNN in 2017 to cover the Trump Administration (Picture: Mediaite)

She also worked at ABC News, where she was an ABC News Fellow and digital reporter in New York City. When it comes to earning, Abby’s prominent part of net worth is covered by the paychecks received from various networks. She appears occasionally on Washington Week with Robert Costa on PBS. 

Salary & Net Worth

When it comes to earnings, the journalist yields a remarkable salary from CNN. As a CNN correspondent, she receives an average salary ranging from $91,204 to $201,547 per year. However, the actual salary and net worth figures are yet to be revealed.

2018 Wedding With Management Consultant Husband

Abby, aged 33 is now beginning her new life with lifelong partner Marcus Glenn Richardson. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on 26 May 2018 at the Anderson House, a historic home and museum in Washington. The duo is the parents of their pet dog named Booker.


Abby Phillip and her husband Marcus Richardson poses with their pet (Picture: Abby’s Instagram)

Her husband, Marcus serves as a managing consultant at nVisium, a privately held application security company based in Herndon, Virginia. The 36-year-old is a Florida State University graduate with a BA in International Affairs.

Abby and her husband first met in Washington at a party given by their mutual friends in 2011. The couple recently celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary in May 2020. Abby is a lucky lady to get a supportive husband, who makes a great time with her so far. She often shares pictures with her husband at special events and enjoying at exotic locations.

Abby & Her Husband Welcomed A Baby In 2021

Phillip and her husband recently welcomed a new member of their family. Their daughter Naomi Angelina Richardson was born on 16 August 2021.

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Abby kept her daughter’s middle name Angelina as a tribute to her beloved maternal grandmother who passed away in 2014.

The journalist announced that she and her husband are expecting a baby back in March 2021. She even shared a picture demonstrating her journey to motherhood on Instagram.

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Some Interesting Facts About Abby Phillip

  • Abby’s father holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Regent University and her mother is an MBA graduate from the University of Baltimore.
  • On 19 April 2019, a lizard attacked her while she was live on CNN’s flagship morning program, New Day.
  • She possesses mixed ethnicity as her parents are of Afro-Trinidadian descent.
  • Along with Wolf Blitzer and The Des Moines Register chief politics reporter Brianne Pfannenstiel, Abby co-moderated the seventh Democratic debate of the 2020 election at Drake University on January 14, 2020.
  • She makes a frequent Instagram presence with over 295k followers.
  • She is currently writing a book about Jesse Jackson’s 1988 run to become the Democratic nominee for president, which is set to release in 2022.
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