Caitlin HUEY-BURNS is a political correspondent at CBS News. She was based in Washington D.C .
and was a key part of CBS News’ coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Interviews with all Democratic candidates for the presidency were secured, including a news-breaking interview with Kamala Harris as well as a sit-down interview featuring Joe Biden on Tuesday’s Super Tuesday sweep.
Huey–Burns anchored a series on voting rights and access that CBS News Streaming called “America’s Right to Vote.” She filed reports from across the country and hosted a special on voting rights from the campaign trail, which included interviews with key secretaries. She covered Election Night in Pennsylvania from the crucial battleground, reporting for a week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia while officials counted the votes. She has continued to report on voting access ever since, with sharp deep dives into the laws of each state.
Her reports for the broadcast have provided texture and context to politics, including how women lawmakers uniquely shaped the legislative response to the pandemic; how secretaries of state enlisted the help of sports teams and arenas for the 2020 elections; how “selfie lines” influenced the political campaigns; and the history and significance of presidential retreats.
Huey Burns was the first CBS journalist who filed for TikTok. She also produced behind-the scenes videos from the campaign trail. She also serves as a fill-in anchor on the CBS News Streaming political show “Red & Blue.”
Huey–Burns is a pioneer in reporting on the infant formula shortage, a key political issue, and the lack of resources for pregnant woman in states with the most restrictive abortion law.
Huey-Burns worked as a reporter at RealClearPolitics in the national politics and Capitol Hill. She was featured in a New York Times profile of millennial reporters covering the 2016 campaign, and the Huffington Post highlighted her campaign reporting as an example of ways young reporters can revitalize political journalism.
She graduated with a degree from John Carroll University in Political Science and English. She also earned a master’s from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, with her husband and their son.
The author of 5 books, 3 of which are New York Times bestsellers. I’ve been published in more than 100 newspapers and magazines and am a frequent commentator on NPR.