Kaitlan Collins Biography
Kaitlan Collins is a media personality serving as the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN based in Washington, D.C. She joined the network in 2017. Previously, she was the White House correspondent for the website The Daily Caller.
Kaitlan Collins Age
She was born on April 7, 1992 in Prattville, Alabama, U.S.
Kaitlan Collins Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Kaitlan Collins Measurements
Collins hourglass body measures 32-26-30 inches.
Kaitlan Collins Nationality
Collins is an American national.
Kaitlan Collins Education
She attended Prattville High School. She later joined the University of Alabama, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science in May 2014. Initially she studied Chemistry before transitioning to Journalism and Political Science. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority.
Kaitlan Collins Parents
She is the daughter of Jeff Collins, a mortgage banker in Alabama.
Kaitlan Collins Siblings
Collins has three siblings; two brothers, Cole Collins and Brayden Collins and a sister, Lena Grace Collins.
Kaitlan Collins Husband
Kaitlan is not married. It is rumored that she is engaged to Will Douglas, a politician, Pharmacist and a small business owner. Will is an American national. They started dating in 2015. Though the two lover birds have kept their relationship out of the limelight they’ve been seen on several occasions together. On July 5, 2016, they were seen visiting the National Park, located in Ballpark in Washington, D.C. They were also spotted together watching a baseball match in Washington.
Will announced his candidacy for Texas’ 113th State House District under the Conservative Party in October 2019. On November 3, 2020, he lost in the election to Rhetta Andrews Bowers. He is the founder of Crimson Care Pharmacy and he graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 2013 with a Doctor degree in Pharmacy.
Kaitlan Collins CNN
Collins is the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN based in Washington, D.C. She joined the network in 2017. Since joining CNN she has broken several stories in her coverage of the Trump White House, including major staff departures and consequential policy decisions. In the past three years, she traveled with President Trump to at least half a dozen countries. Collins also reported extensively on the Senate special election in her home state of Alabama.
In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Collins was included in Mediaite’s list of the 50 Most Influential people in News Media. She was also named to Crain’s NewsPro’s 12 to Watch in TV News in January of 2019, as well as one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30: Media” in the same year.
Previously, she worked at The Daily Caller, where she served as the White House Correspondent covering the first few months of the Trump administration and the 2016 election.
Kaitlan Collins Promotion
On January 11, 2021, Collins was promoted to chief White House correspondent for the incoming Biden administration. At 28 years old, she was the youngest chief White House correspondent in CNN’s history, and one of the youngest chief correspondents for a major media network.
Kaitlan Collins Controversies
On July 25, 2018, Collins attended a photo op in the Oval Office as the day’s pool reporter. As the event concluded, Collins asked Trump a series of questions about Vladimir Putin and Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
“Did Michael Cohen betray you, Mr. President. Mr. President, did Michael Cohen betray you? Mr. President, are you worried about what Michael Cohen is going to say to prosecutors?”
She also asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who met with Trump in Helsinki, Finland and was in the process of being invited to Washington for a follow up meeting.
“Why has Vladimir Putin not accepted your invitation? Why has Vladimir Putin not accepted your invitation, Mr. President? Are you worried about what is on the other tapes, Mr. President?”
Trump ignored Collins’ questions. She was later barred from a Trump administration press conference in the White House Rose Garden that afternoon and was told by senior White House officials that such questions were “inappropriate for that venue.” Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders asserted that Collins had “shouted questions and refused to leave,” while Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway said that the action was about “being polite.”
In April 2020, Collins questioned the president about his claim of total authority to manage social distancing restrictions related to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. At a White House press briefing later in April, she was asked by a White House official to exchange her front-row seat in the White House press room with a different network’s reporter seated in the rear. Both Collins and the other reporter refused to comply with the request. The socially distanced seating plan for the briefing room had been managed by the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) and agreed to by White House officials the previous month. Collins’ refusal to comply with the order issued by the White House official prompted that official to suggest that Secret Service may be summoned, a development that ultimately did not unfold.
In November of 2020, Collins was in the news again after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to call on Collins, explaining “I don’t call on activists.”
Kaitlan Collins Salary
Her salary is under review.
Kaitlan Collins Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million as of 2020.
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