ABC News Announces 2022 Midterm Campaign Embeds

By A.J. Katz 

ABC News has announced its 2022 midterm campaign reporters and producers. They are Libby Cathey, Miles Cohen, Abby Cruz, Hannah Demissie, Lalee Ibssa, Will McDuffie and Paulina Tam.

The aforementioned seven represent the first embed class at ABC News to cover the midterms—and they’ll provide research and reporting to all ABC News programs and platforms including broadcast, audio, digital and streaming, including Hulu.

“They are dogged, smart and innovative reporters who all share a love of political journalism,” said ABC News president Kim Godwin. “Over the next several months, they will work with our powerhouse political unit and political correspondents during what is sure to be a busy and crucial election season.”


These reporters and producers will be spread out across the country on national, state and local races— and provide important context about the issues on voters’ minds.

Cathey is a multimedia reporter for based in the Washington bureau, covering the White House, Capitol Hill and breaking political news. She started her ABC News career as a desk assistant in Washington.

Cohen is a New York-based producer working in GMA’s booking department and on cross-platform special projects.

Cruz is a D.C.-based producer/reporter for ABC News’ Race & Culture unit, producing and reporting for each ABC News platform.

Demissie is a digital journalist in the ABC News political unit, compiling and maintaining reporting and research about the midterms and important political developments.

Ibssa is a digital journalist with ABC News’ Pennsylvania Avenue team in D.C., where she reports and produces from Capitol Hill for multiplatforms.

McDuffie is digital news associate with the New York desk, where he covers breaking news. Will began at ABC as a member of the politics desk and reported on Florida in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Tam is a segment producer at Nightline in New York, who embedded with the Newark Police Department for an ABC News Soul of a Nation primetime segment on the future of policing. Previously, Tam was a PA at World News Tonight with David Muir.

Pictured from left: Libby Cathey, Miles Cohen, Abby Cruz, Hannah Demissie, Lalee Ibssa, Will McDuffie and Paulina Tam