Candy Crowley Biography


Candy Crowley

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Birth Name: Candy Crowley
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 69 Years
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American anchor and broadcast journalist, Candy Alt Crowley is currently the chief political correspondent for CNN. Besides this, she is known for being the anchor of her own show, State of the Union with Candy Crowley. Born as Candy Alt Crowley in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America to Richard C. Alt and Jr., Nadine Leonard, Candy was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Regarding her ethnicity and nationality, Crowley is a white American corrospondant for CNN.

Candy was once married in her life, she married a TV producer at the age of 22, however, the name of her husband is not known. The couple was together for about six years. Crowley mothered two children with her producer husband who already had a daughter from his previous wedding. Her adopted daughter is already a Mom. Her eldest son Webster is a neurosurgeon, and her youngest son Jonathan works for a musical band Vinyette. The six years long marriage finally came to an end after her ex-husband was found to be cheating on her.

Candy is the graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She then joined WASH-FM and began working as a newsroom assistant. She also worked for NBC and then in 1987, she joined CNN as a show host for Inside Politics. There she was also honored with the Broadcasters’ Award. On 5th of December 2014, she revealed that she will be leaving CNN.

She is recently taking the needed time off from her journalism career and according to sources, The 2003's Emmy winner journalist may return to the TV screen after September 2017.

The actual figure about her annual salary is unknown, however, her current net worth is reported to be around to be around $ 3 million.

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Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan

1948 26th of December

Born as Candy Alt Crowley in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America to Richard C. Alt and Jr., Nadine Leonard, Candy was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. She is five feet and four inch tall.

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Graduated from The Principia School

1966

Since her childhood days, she was enrolled at The Principia School. She was also able to complete her high school graduation from there. Then she joined Randolph-Macon Woman's College and she also graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

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Joined CNN

1987

After she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, she then joined WASH FM and began working as a newsroom assistant. She also worked for NBC and then in 1987, she joined CNN and began hosting the show Inside Politics.

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Won Joan Shorenstein Barone Award

1997

She has also been honored with the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award twice. She won this award for the first time in 1997. She has also been honored with this award second time and that was in 2003.

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Won Dirksen Awards

1998

Till now she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won several of them. In 1998, she was honored with the Dirksen Awards. She won this award from the National Press Foundation. She also won this award second time in 2003.

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Won Emmy Award

2003

Emmy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the acting and news world. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2003 for her role in CNN Presents Enemy Within. The following year she was crowned with the Gracie Allen Award.

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Became an anchor of the show, State of the Union

2010 of February

She first joined CNN in 1987 and she became the host of the show, Inside Politics. However, few years later this show was replaced by the The Situation Room. With the start of 2010, she was made the new anchor of the show, State of the Union.

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Served as the mediator for the second presidential election debate

2012 16th of October

One of the notable works she is known for hosting during her stay in CNN is being the mediator for the second presidential election debate. This debate was mainly between President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney.

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Announced she will be leaving CNN

2014 5th of December

She has been working as an anchor and host of several shows in CNN since a long time but suddenly on 5th of December 2014, she revealed that she will be leaving CNN. It was shocking news for all her fans as it will be lonely without her viewing the CNN News.

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