What Are Some Biographical Facts About Candy Crowley?


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Candy Crowley is a professional news anchor best known for a stint of almost three decades at CNN. She was CNN's chief political correspondent prior to her departure from the network in late 2014.

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Crowley is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, but grew up in Creve Couer, Missouri. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Women's College with a Bachelor's degree in English.

Crowley began working in television news with NBC in the 1980s. In 1987, she took a job with CNN and remained with the network for most of her career. During her term at CNN, she hosted "Inside Politics" and "State of the Union" and moderated a presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in October 2012. Her area of specialty was national and state elections. She won a number of awards for her work with CNN, including an Emmy in 2003 and Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005.

Crowley announced her decision to leave CNN in early December of 2014. Her final broadcast for the network was an episode of "State of the Union" that aired on December 21 of 2014. In an April 2015 interview with Michael Schulder, she stated that she is not retired and is considering job offers.

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