Kaitlan Collins is an American journalist who currently serves as anchor of The Source on CNN. Previously, she was the White House correspondent for the website The Daily Caller. In 2018, Collins was ranked as one of the 50 most influential people by Mediaite in the news media as well as in 2019, one of Forbes’ 30 under 30. She is the former co-anchor of CNN This Morning and also served as the network’s White House Correspondent until 2022. Also, she served as the White House reporter for the website, The Daily Caller. On May 25, 2023, Kaitlan departed from CNN This Morning with her role being filled by a rotating series of CNN anchors.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Kaitlan Collins was born on the 7th of April 1992, in Prattville, Alabama, United States.
She’s currently 31 years old.
Collins graduated from Prattville High School and went on to attend the University of Alabama. She initially chose to major in chemistry, like her sister, before majoring in journalism. In May of 2014, She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism.
- Father – Jeff Collins (Mortgage banker)
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Brayden Collins (Brother), Cole Collins (Brother), Lena Grace (Sister)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kaitlan Collins has dated –
- Will Douglas – Kaitlan is in a romantic relationship with Will Douglas. Will is the owner of Crimson Care Pharmacy Group which is situated in Sulpher Springs, Texas. Collins had posted pictures of the couple on Instagram. In 2016, the pair went on a holiday at Cancun, Quintana Roo alongside their close mates.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.70 m
- In Kilograms – 58 kg
- In Pounds – 128 lbs
- Measurements – 34-28-40
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 28 inches
- Hip – 40 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
Kaitlan became known for being the White House Correspondent for the popular news channel CNN. Popular for her attractive personality and bold interviewing style, Collins started out as a freelance blogger and writer. She then went on to serve as an entertainment reporter and eventually the White House Correspondent for the news and opinion website ‘The Daily Caller’. Today, she has emerged as one of the top young journalists in the country.
In June 2014, Collins was hired by the website The Daily Caller as an entertainment reporter. After covering the 2016 presidential election, the Daily Caller named her its White House correspondent in January 2017, and she began covering the Trump administration. In July 2017, Collins was hired by CNN as part of the team covering presidential news. As a member of the press corps, Collins reported on at least half a dozen of Trump’s international presidential trips.
On July 25, 2018, Kaitlan was involved in a notable incident with the Trump administration when she attended a photo op in the Oval Office as the day’s pool reporter. Collins served as the CNN White House correspondent for a large part of the written and televised live coverage of the 2020 United States presidential election, and on January 11, 2021, was subsequently promoted to chief White House correspondent for the incoming Biden administration. At 28 years old, she was the youngest chief White House correspondent in CNN’s history, and one of the youngest chief correspondents for a major media network.
On September 15, 2022, CNN announced that Collins would move to co-anchoring a revamped CNN morning show with Don Lemon and Poppy Harlow, ending her tenure as chief White House correspondent. On October 12, 2022, CNN announced that the morning show would be named CNN This Morning. on May 10, 2023 Collins moderated a town hall event with Donald Trump. The event included questions from Republican primary voters in New Hampshire. Toward the end of the event, the former president said to her, “You’re a nasty person.” On May 17, 2023, Collins was named CNN’s new 9 p.m. ET host, with her program scheduled to begin in June.
White House Press Conference Suspension
In July 2018, Collins was suspended from an executive White House press conference. The officials of the White house later claimed that the journalist shouted questions and refused to leave the conference despite repeatedly being asked to do so. However, the American news networks, including the conservative news channels, stood in support of Collins on the issue.
Kaitlan Collins Net worth
Kaitlan Collins has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2023.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Kaitlan Collins
- Kaitlan was born in Prattville, Alabama. She was raised in Alabama alongside her three siblings.
- Collins has described her upbringing as apolitical, and has stated that she does not recall her parents voting or expressing strong opinions about political candidates.
- She was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
- After graduating from college, Collins moved to Washington, D.C. In June 2014, she was hired by the website The Daily Caller as an entertainment reporter.
- Collins began working as a freelance blogger and writer. She worked for different journals and newspapers.
- After joining the news website, she covered the 2016 presidential campaign and influenced many.
- In 2017, Kaitlan was advanced as the White House reporter for the Tucker Carlson- owned site. Nevertheless, the reporter did not go further for her job.
- In June 2017, she joined CNN being a White House journalist. The 25 years old reputed personality busted many stories in her coverage of the Trump White House.
- Moreover, she traveled with Donald Trump in Asia and covered news as a chief White House journalist.
- Collins was recognized as Mediaite’s number 50 Most Influential person in News Media.
- In January 2019, she has been famed as Crain’s NewsPro’s 12 to Watch in TV News.
- On July 5, 2023, it was announced that Collins’ new 9 p.m. program would be titled The Source with Kaitlan Collins. She has been hosting this prime time hourly show on weekdays between Anderson Cooper 360° and CNN Tonight.