Candy Crowley

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Candy Crowley

Crowley in 2008
BornCandy Alt Crowley
(1948-12-26) December 26, 1948 (age 63)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
EducationRandolph-Macon Woman's College
OccupationBroadcast journalist
Notable credit(s)Inside Politics
Anchor of State of the Union
TitleChief Political Correspondent and Anchor
Website
CNN Bio
 
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Candy Crowley

Crowley in 2008
BornCandy Alt Crowley
(1948-12-26) December 26, 1948 (age 63)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
EducationRandolph-Macon Woman's College
OccupationBroadcast journalist
Notable credit(s)Inside Politics
Anchor of State of the Union
TitleChief Political Correspondent and Anchor
Website
CNN Bio

Candy Alt Crowley (born December 26, 1948) is an American news anchor currently employed as CNN's chief political correspondent, specializing in U.S. presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate elections. She is based in CNN's Washington bureau and is the anchor of their Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley. She has covered elections for over two decades.

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Early life

Candy Alt Crowley was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on 26 December 1948. Her family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, when she was six months old and later lived in Creve Coeur, Missouri.[1] She attended Principia College in Elsah, Illinois for two years before transferring to Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English.[2]

Career

Crowley started her career as a newsroom assistant with the Washington, D.C.-based radio station WASH‑FM. She was an anchor for Mutual Broadcasting and the White House correspondent for the Associated Press.[2] She moved from NBC to CNN in 1987.[3] She hosted Inside Politics in place of Judy Woodruff before the show was replaced with The Situation Room.[4]

On January 31, 2010, it was announced that Crowley would replace John King as the anchor of the Sunday morning political talk show State of the Union, which she began hosting that February.[5]

On August 13, 2012, the Commission on Presidential Debates selected Candy Crowley to serve as a moderator for the second presidential election debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney.[6] She is the first woman to moderate a presidential debate since ABC's Carole Simpson in 1992. The second debate takes place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. It will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.[7]

Personal life

Crowley is a vegetarian and practices transcendental meditation.[3][8]

References

  1. ^ Angel, Traci (January 2005). "Catching Up With...Candy Crowley". St. Louis Magazine. http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-Magazine/January-2005/Catching-Up-With-Candy-Crowley/#. 
  2. ^ a b "Anchors & Reporters: Candy Crowley". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/crowley.candy.html. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Rainey, James (November 18, 2009). "She's lighter 'in a lot of ways'". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/18/entertainment/et-onthemedia18. 
  4. ^ "Saying Goodbye To Inside Politics". TVNewser. August 5, 2005. http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/saying-goodbye-to-inside-politics_b6114. 
  5. ^ "Crowley to take over State of the Union anchor chair". CNN. January 31, 2010. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/31/crowley-to-take-over-state-of-the-union-anchor-chair/. 
  6. ^ Blake, Aaron (13 August 2012). "Presidential Debate Moderators Announced: Crowley Is First Woman in 20 Years". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/presidential-debate-moderators-announced-crowley-is-first-woman-in-20-years/2012/08/13/0e327af6-e553-11e1-8f62-58260e3940a0_blog.html. 
  7. ^ "2012 Presidential Debate Schedule". 2012 Election Central. http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/. 
  8. ^ McCarthy, Ellen (August 24, 2010). "Candy Crowley, veteran CNN reporter, takes on competitive Sunday morning slot". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/23/AR2010082304653.html. 

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