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Nia-Malika Henderson 

Senior Political Reporter  
CNN  
Washington, DC 

Nia-Malika Henderson is a senior political reporter for CNN where she reports for the network’s digital and television platforms and regularly appears as a panelist for CNN’s Inside Politics, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. She also often serves as fill-in anchor for Inside Politics. She joined the network in 2015 and has covered the 2016 presidential race, the political transition and the current presidency. Prior to joining CNN, Nia-Malika was a national political reporter for The Washington Post, where she covered the White House, the 2012 presidential campaign, and anchored the newspaper’s Election 2012 blog. She also covered the first two years of the Obama administration for Politico and was Newsday’s lead reported for the Obama 2008 campaign. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Literature from Duke University, Master of Arts in American Studies from Yale University, and Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. Nia-Malika is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.