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

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Last Updated on: September 11, 2020 by: Phil

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 as a daughter of parents, Carlos W. Phillip and June C. Phillip. Her father Carlos is a Psychology Program Manager at District of Columbia Public Schools and her mother June is Real Estate Specialist at Century 21 Redwood Realty. Moreover, she is CEO at June Phillip Property Services LLC.

Standing at a decent height, Abby went to the University of Baltimore and graduated with a degree in government at the age of 22.

Her Career; CNN, Salary

Abby launched her professional venture as a White House reporter and blogger for POLITICO. She covered 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. As a CNN correspondent, she receives an average salary ranging from $91,204 to $201,547 per year.

2018 Wedding With Management Consultant Husband

Abby, aged 30 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.


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. They first met in Washington at a party given by their mutual friends in 2011.

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 31k followers.