CNN's Abby Phillip has been missing from her usual role as political correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics.
While viewers might have been worried about her recent absence, they can breathe a sigh of relief knowing she is reportedly out on maternity leave.
Where is Abby Phillip?
Phillip is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her first child, daughter, Naomi Angelina Richardson.
She shared the arrival of her daughter on Instagram.
Phillip stepped into her role as a new mother in early August 2021 and is taking a break from journalism to enjoy some time with the family.
She first shared news of her pregnancy with The Cut back in March.
"The experience of pregnancy has only made me become more in awe of what we as women are able to endure. It was tough: battling morning sickness while balancing a demanding job with long, unpredictable hours," she said. "But it has been a reminder of what I am capable of — and what so many women do every day."
When will Abby Phillip return to CNN?
Phillip announced her maternity leave in July and reported that she will not return until later in the year.
John King, the weekday host of Inside Politics has taken over her Sunday slots at 8am until further notice.
Guest hosts of her one-hour Sunday show include Manu Raju, CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent.
Who is Abby Phillip?
Abigail Daniella Phillip, 33, is an American journalist for CNN.
She graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a B.A. in government. She joined the CNN team in 2017 where she primarily covered the Trump administration.
She has also appeared on Washington Week and C-SPAN and has previously worked for The Washington Post and ABC.
In January 2021, she replaced John King as an anchor on the Sunday morning edition of Inside Politics.
Phillip has been married to her husband, Marcus Richardson, since 2018.
What is Abby Phillip doing next?
Although Phillip is on leave until the end of the year, American University announced on December 1st, that she would be their Fall 2021 Commencement Speaker.
The commencement will take place on Sunday, December 19th.
According to American University's website, "she will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during AU’s 142nd commencement, in what will be the first fully traditional in-person ceremony since the onset of the global pandemic."
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