Breaking the News with Kasie Hunt
CNN Chief National Affairs Analyst Kasie Hunt has been covering politics and breaking news for almost two decades, establishing a reputation as a go-to commentator for today’s most pressing issues. Kasie offers invaluable insights from her interviews with D.C.’s major players and policies, as well as her expertise navigating to the top of the cutthroat world of TV news.
Unpacking the Election Cycle
Political correspondent and CNN anchor Kasie Hunt has covered campaigns, Congress, and Washington for almost two decades, including three presidential campaigns. From hard-hitting interviews with policy makers to watershed moments, Kasie offers behind-the-scenes insights into the inner workings of presidential campaigns, unpacking the current election cycle and what’s at stake for individuals and organizations.
Surviving & Thriving: Resilience in an Unstable World
When top political correspondent Kasie Hunt was just 36 years old, she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and underwent surgery. She shares her gratitude for her recovery, as well as a unique perspective on maintaining resilience in an unstable world in this inspiring talk for audiences of all kinds.
Kasie Hunt has covered campaigns, Congress and Washington for more than 15 years, including three presidential campaigns. She has worked as a TV correspondent and anchor for nearly a decade, appearing regularly on some of the nation’s most important and influential programs, including NBC’s Meet the Press, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN’s Inside Politics and PBS’s Washington Week.
Kasie is also a brain tumor survivor. Just 36 years old when she was diagnosed and underwent brain surgery, she brings a unique perspective on resilience in an unstable world.
She’s spoken to a wide range of audiences, from students to advertising executives to major philanthropic groups. She can offer rare behind-the-scenes insights into the workings of presidential campaigns and Congress as well as the cutthroat world of TV news.
Kasie currently serves as a CNN anchor and the network’s chief national affairs analyst. She joined CNN after more than eight years at NBC News where she was most recently anchor of Way Too Early and a regular contributor to Morning Joe. She anchored KasieDC on Sunday nights for four years while serving as NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent. She played a lead role in 2020 election night coverage for the network.
Kasie has covered insurgent and establishment candidates on both sides of the aisle during the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. She sat down with Donald Trump in Iowa back in 2013 — and was the first correspondent to interview him after he announced his presidential bid in 2015, where she pressed him in his Trump Tower office about his incendiary claims about Mexican immigrants bringing drugs and crime across the border. In 2020, she interviewed now-President Joe Biden live on the air from South Carolina at a critical moment in his bid to regain momentum and come back from behind to win the 2020 nomination.
In 2018, Kasie led the NBC News investigative team that was awarded the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for its reporting on sexual harassment allegations on Capitol Hill.
Hunt started her journalism career as a print reporter. She was the lead Associated Press reporter aboard Mitt Romney's campaign plane in 2012. She also worked for Politico, where she covered the 2010 midterm elections. Her work has also appeared in National Journal and USA Today.
She lives in the D.C. area with her husband, fellow journalist Matt Rivera, and one son.