Candy Crowley is an award-winning journalist and one of the smartest and most astute observers of politics of our time. She served as CNN’s chief political correspondent and the host of its Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley, a political hour of interviews and analysis of the week’s most important issues. She covered presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill for more than two decades, and the Los Angeles Times called her “no-nonsense” and a “straight shooter, characterizing her career as “sophisticated political observation, graceful writing, and determined fairness.” Crowley began her broadcast journalism career in Washington, DC, as a newsroom assistant for
Metromedia radio station WASH-FM. She served as an anchor for Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, as well as a general assignment and White House correspondent for the Associated Press, where she covered part of the Reagan era before moving on to NBC-TV to become a general assignment correspondent in NBC’s Washington bureau. Crowley joined CNN in 1987 and took the reigns as anchor of State of the Union in February 2010.