Political Correspondent Abby Phillip Announces She’s Expecting A Baby Girl


March 24, 2021

Congratulations are in order!

Political correspondent Abby Phillip just announced she is expecting a baby girl.


According to Blavity, Phillip announced during a recent interview with Gayle King for The Cut. King spoke to Phillip about her meteoric rise to the top and how she’s navigating it all. Phillip got her start at Politico before a stint as a fellow with ABC News. Eventually, she got hired at CNN, working as a political correspondent for The Washington Post. It was there she made a name for herself, covering former president 45. The 32-year-old has since risen through the ranks, recently presiding over the Democratic Presidential debate. She debuted the Kamala Harris: Making History documentary about the first Black woman VP and landed a new network show, Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip

The 32-year-old credits her ability to navigate the business to the support of her husband, Marcus Richardson, whom she has been with for nearly ten years. The two tying the knot back in May 2018. 

“Look, if you’re in this business, you can’t do it without someone who is flexible because your life is just a mess. It’s unpredictable; it’s busy, it’s ever-changing. And he’s just always like, ‘What do you need? How can I help you?’ I remember one of our first dates – we were supposed to meet up, and I left my wallet at home, and I was an hour and a half late. He just waited and wasn’t pissed off. I swear to God, I knew then,” Abby told King.


Phillip then revealed to King that the two were expecting a baby girl, admitting that the pregnancy has helped her realize her strength. 

“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. But it has been a reminder of what I am capable of – and what so many women do every day,” she said. 

The Maryland native took to social media to share the good news, captioning a picture of her on the cover of The Cut, saying, “[We] are having a baby girl this summer! I shot this cover when I was 4 months pregnant, and I can’t wait to be able to tell my baby girl that she was on the cover of a magazine…there are just no words.” 





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Congratulations Abby! We are so happy for you!

Photo Courtesy of Alexander Saladrigas/The Cut


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