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Kaitlan CollinsBorn (1992-04-07) April 7, 1992 (age 26)Education Prattville High SchoolAlma mater University of AlabamaOccupation JournalistYears active 2014–presentWebsite Kaitlan Collins on Twitter

Kaitlan Collins (born April 7, 1992)[1] is an American journalist. She is a White House Correspondent for CNN.[2] Previously, Collins served as the White House Correspondent for the website The Daily Caller.[3]

Contents Biography Youth and education

Collins graduated from Prattville High School in Prattville, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama, where she originally studied chemistry and later transitioned to journalism, political science and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority.


After graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science in May 2014, Collins began working as a freelance writer and blogger.[4]

In June 2014, Collins was hired by The Daily Caller as an entertainment reporter; she became the website's White House correspondent in January 2017.[5] In 2017, Collins joined CNN as a White House correspondent.[2] She traveled with President Trump in Asia.[6]

Dispute with the White House

In July 2018, she was suspended from an official White House press conference for what she claimed was asking "inappropriate" questions. The officials, however, alleged that she "shouted questions and refused to leave despite repeatedly being asked to do so" [7][8] Jay Wallace, president of Fox News, issued a statement in support of Collins, saying that his organization " in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press."[8]

The White House said she was barred for her behaviour, not the questions she asked.[9] Collins had asked if President Donald Trump felt betrayed by Michael Cohen. The White House declined to use the word "banned" to describe the actions they took.[10]

Anti-homosexual slurs

On October 7, 2018, Collins issued a statement apologizing for her use of anti-homosexual slurs on Twitter while in college.[11][12][13]

  1. ^ "Kaitlan Collins Wikipedia, Bio, FOX News, Age, Daily Caller, Education". Marathi.TV. 2017-05-30. Retrieved cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ a b "Kaitlan Collins Joins CNN from The Daily Caller". Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  3. ^ "The Daily Caller". The Daily Caller. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  4. ^ "CNN Profiles – Kaitlan Collins – White House Correspondent". CNN. Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  5. ^ "Kaitlan Collins Joins CNN from The Daily Caller". Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  6. ^ "Kaitlan Collins official Biography at the CNN site". Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  7. ^ "Here's The REAL Reason The White House Barred That CNN Reporter". 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  8. ^ a b "Kaitlan Collins: Row over CNN reporter's White House ban". 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  9. ^ Pritha Paul (2018-07-26). "White House: Kaitlan Collins Was Barred For Her Behavior, Not Cohen Questions". Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  10. ^ Jordyn Phelps (2018-07-26). "White House disputes that CNN's Kaitlan Collins was 'banned'". Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  11. ^ Perez, Chris (October 7, 2018). "CNN reporter apologizes for old tweets with gay slurs". New York Post.
  12. ^ Fearnow, Benjamin (October 8, 2018). "CNN Reporter Apologizes For Homophobic Tweets". MSN News.
  13. ^ Riotta, Chris (October 8, 2018). "CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins 'regrets' tweeting anti-gay slurs in college". The Independent.
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