CBS News Promotes Caitlin Huey-Burns From Political Reporter to Political Correspondent

By A.J. Katz 

CBS News has promoted Caitlin Huey-Burns from the role of political reporter to political correspondent. She’ll continue to be based in Washington, D.C.

Huey-Burns joined CBS News in 2018 as a political reporter for the streaming network, and played a key role in CBS News coverage of the 2020 presidential campaign. Throughout her campaign reporting, she secured interviews with every Democratic candidate running for president, including an interview with then-Senator/presidential candidate Kamala Harris and a sit-down interview with then-presidential candidate Joe Biden on the eve of his Super Tuesday sweep.

Huey-Burns led a series on voting rights and access for CBS News Streaming called “America’s Right to Vote,” filing reports from around the country and anchoring a voting rights special from the campaign trail that included interviews with key secretaries of state.


She covered 2020’s Election Night for CBS News from the critical battleground of Pennsylvania, reporting for a week outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia as officials counted votes. She has continued reporting on voting access since, with deep dives into states changing their election laws.

Huey-Burns has devoted much of her time recently to covering the infant formula shortage as a key political issue, and reporting on the lack of resources for pregnant women in states with the most restrictive abortion laws. With that in mind, she is formally adding a beat focus to covering the FDA.

She was the first CBS News journalist to file for TikTok and produced behind-the-scenes videos from the campaign trail, and is also a fill-in anchor on the weekday CBS News Streaming politics show Red & Blue.

Before joining CBS News, Huey-Burns was a reporter for RealClearPolitics, where she covered national politics and Capitol Hill.