Inside Politics

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Inside Politics
Inside Politics Logo.png
GenreNews Program
Presented byCatherine Crier (1992)
Bernard Shaw (1992–2001)
Judy Woodruff (1993–2005)
John King (2014–present)
Abby Phillip (2021–present)
Country of originUnited States
Production locationsCNN Studios Washington, D.C.
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCNN
Original release1984–2005 (original)
2014 –
present (revived)
Related showsState of the Union
External links

Inside Politics is a political talk show, broadcast on CNN and hosted by John King (on weekdays) and Abby Phillip (on Sunday).

The show is broadcast weekdays noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time/noon to 11:00 am Central Time on CNN/US (often branded as CNN Newsroom), and Sundays 8:00 am to 9:00 am ET/7:00 am to 8:00 am CT on CNN and CNN International from CNN's studios in Washington D.C.

Original series[edit]

The show was originally broadcast for more than 20 years. From 1993 to its cancellation in June 2005, Judy Woodruff was the host. She did not renew her contract and joined the PBS NewsHour in 2006.[1]

2014: return[edit]

In January 2014, the network announced that Inside Politics would return beginning Sunday, February 2, 2014, hosted by CNN's chief national correspondent, John King.[2] According to the network, the 30-minute program features a rotation of reporters discussing the week's political news. "It's a fascinating time in American politics, in Washington and across the country, and we have a remarkable group of journalists committed to sharing their reporting and their insights each week,” King said in a statement.[3]

March 2020 to February 2021: pre-emption[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in 2020, Inside Politics was pre-empted by CNN Newsroom during the 12:00 p.m. hour. John King remained as the host for that block of CNN Newsroom.[4]

2021 anchor shift[edit]

In January 2021, CNN announced that Abby Phillip would take over as the host of the weekend edition of the show. John King remains as host of the weekday edition.[5]


  1. ^ "Judy Woodruff, 'Inside Politics' anchor, leaving CNN". USA Today. April 28, 2005. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Catherine Taibi (January 30, 2014). "CNN's John King To Host 'Inside Politics'". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "CNN Revives 'Inside Politics'". Thomson/Reuters. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
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  5. ^ Jensen, Erin. "CNN expands Tapper show, moves Blitzer; Fox News adds fourth opinion hour in revamp". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-01-11.

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Preceded by
New Day Weekend
CNN Sunday lineup
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Succeeded by
State of the Union