CNN Strengthens its Roster of Commentators and Contributors

By A.J. Katz 

With a new administration set to take office at the end of the week, CNN is beefing up its roster of political commentators and contributors.

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold might be the most notable addition to the CNN team. Fahrenthold, who will receive the title of CNN contributor, was praised in 2016 for his coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his reporting on the Donald J. Trump Foundation as well as breaking the notorious Access Hollywood tape story last October.

Fahrenthold, like other cable news contributors who work at major newspapers, will continue to work at The Post full-time, but will join the table in daytime and prime time frequently throughout the year.


Other additions to the CNN team for 2017 include Senior Political Commentator Jennifer Granholm, former democratic governor of Michigan; Political Commentator Steve Israel, former New York Congressman; Contributor Wesley Lowery, Washington Post reporter; Political Analyst Abby Phillip, Washington Post reporter; Law Enforcement Analyst Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner and Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia; Senior Political Commentator Rick Santorum, Contributor JD Vance, bestselling author and contributor to the National Review and The New York Times; and Political Analyst Salena Zito, Washington Examiner reporter and New York Post contributor.