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Phil Mattingly: Biography at a Glance

  • Phil Mattingly is CNN's Chief Domestic Correspondent delivering enterprise reporting across CNN’s platforms and providing coverage during the 2024 conventions and special political events.
  • He previously served as CNN's senior White House correspondent covering the Biden Administration.
  • Mattingly worked at Bloomberg Television in Washington, where he served most recently as a national political correspondent and before that, as the network's White House correspondent.
  • An award-winning journalist, Mattingly has also covered Congress, economics and finance policy, the Justice Department, and Washington's lobbying industry.
  • Mattingly graduated from the Ohio State University in 2006, where he was a scholar varsity athlete. He received his Master's Degree in journalism from Boston University in 2008.


Phil Mattingly is CNN’s Chief Domestic Correspondent and Anchor, appearing across CNN platforms and dayparts, delivering enterprise reporting and anchoring on a fill-in basis across CNN, as well as participating in political special coverage.

Mattingly previously co-anchored weekdays on CNN This Morning, where he lent his political expertise to numerous stories, breaking down complex policy for audiences and anchoring key moments including the network’s coverage of the unprecedented ouster of U.S. House Speaker McCarthy, painting a vivid picture of the fractures in the Republican congressional caucus. In the immediate aftermath of the horrors of October 7th, Mattingly also spoke with survivors and families, helping to put a human face on the attacks.

He also previously served as CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent covering the Biden Administration. In that position, he received the 2023 White House Correspondents’ Association Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure in Broadcast for being ahead of the competition and the official White House announcement in breaking news of the details of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s planned trip to the White House in December 2022. He led CNN’s coverage of every moment of Zelensky’s visit, including their joint press conference where he asked both leaders questions that elicited deeply personal and newsworthy responses at a critical inflection point for the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Mattingly was praised by the judges for his 16 live shots in a 24-hour period that “combined scoops, context and depth.”

Prior to that, Mattingly was CNN’s senior White House Correspondent covering the Biden administration where he reported in depth on the policy and personnel driving the administration’s first two years in office. Mattingly consistently broke important news around the administration, including the news that Biden would sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin, details on a new multinational coordinated effort to target Russian supply chains, important developments in Biden’s OPEC negotiations, and more.

Before moving to the White House beat in January 2021, Mattingly was a Congressional Correspondent. In that role, Mattingly was one of the lead reporters contributing to CNN’s extensive coverage of the Republican attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Capitol Hill spending and shutdown battles, as well as each step of the process to overhaul the U.S. tax system. As part of that effort, he secured an exclusive interview with Speaker Paul Ryan on the details of the GOP tax bill on the day it was first released.

Mattingly joined CNN in December 2015 as a New York-based correspondent and spent 2016 on the campaign trail covering Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Donald Trump, which included a series of investigative pieces into Trump’s business history, finances, and taxes. Previously, Mattingly worked at Bloomberg Television in Washington, where he served as a national political correspondent and before that, as the network’s White House correspondent. In that capacity, Mattingly covered all of the major presidential candidates and reported on the domestic and foreign policy actions of the Obama administration.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006, where he was a scholar varsity athlete. He received his Master’s Degree in journalism from Boston University in 2008.

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