Phil Mattingly is CNN’s most important person in the US political reporting arena. He has been procuring, tracking, and delivering news in the political scenario that is vital from the national and international point of view. This great personality has much more goings-on in his life than what meets the eye.
Let us try to look into his life before CNN and also explore a bit into his personal and married life!
Phil Mattingly’s birth, age, childhood, and education
If we look into his biography, we see that Phil Mattingly is an Ohio native. He celebrates his birthday on 16 December. But his age is unknown as the birth year is unavailable. He was raised in Ohio and had graduated from the University of Ohio in 2006. He was a star athlete at his University. He later enrolled at Boston University and completed successfully his Master’s degree in Journalism from this University.
"I love my father and brother…But I am my own man – and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences." – @JebBush
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) February 18, 2015
He has not divulged details or information about his parents. But it is known that he loves his father and brother but has his own opinions and stands. This he had disclosed about in one of his tweets. There is also a feeling among his close friends that he is more influenced by his mother and thinks more like her.
Phil Mattingly’s career in reporting and news
Phil Mattingly started by joining Bloomberg News, Washington as a print reporter. He covered various financial, economic, and other policies of the Congress and also the happenings of the Justice Department and the lobbying industry of Washington.
Phil later switched to Bloomberg Television. He was first a White House Correspondent and later a national political correspondent. He had reported on the domestic and foreign policy of the Obama administration. He was the first to interview the then-Attorney General Eric Holder after Edward Snowden revelations. He has interviewed several political dignitaries.
He was in the race for the Scripps Howard Distinguished Service to the First Amendment Award. He also earned the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award.
He wrote regularly for the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. His writings were also featured in Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Times, New York Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
In December 2015, he joined CNN as a general assignment correspondent and was based in New York. Later he was shifted to Washington DC. CNN had released an official announcement at that time which read:
“We are thrilled to announce that Phil Mattingly will join CNN as a general assignment correspondent based in New York at the start of the new year. Phil will make a very strong addition to our seasoned team of reporters and we’re excited to welcome him aboard.”
Phil Mattingly’s personal life
Phil Mattingly is quite a private person not disclosing any information about his personal life. He was also not seen flaunting any girlfriend around. This fueled some rumors that he might be gay. But the fact is that Phil Mattingly is married to Chelsea Carter. Chelsea was his long-term girlfriend.
The wedding took place on 10 December 2011 in Washington. After 6 years of marriage, in July 2017, the couple became proud parents of a baby boy.
He is active on social media, mostly Twitter, where he has more than 61.5k followers. However, he seems to be absent from other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter.