Kate Bolduan

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Kate Bolduan
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Born Katherine Jean Bolduan
July 28, 1983 (1983-07-28) (age 34)
Goshen, Indiana, U.S.
Education George Washington University
Occupation Broadcast Journalist
Title CNN Anchor
Spouse(s) Michael David Gershenson
Children 1
Parent(s) Jeffrey and Nadine Bolduan

Katherine Jean "Kate" Bolduan[1][2][3] ( /ˈbɔːldwɪn/; born July 28, 1983) is an American broadcast journalist. She is the anchor of At This Hour with Kate Bolduan.[4] Bolduan also anchors State of America with Kate Bolduan weekdays at 2:30 p.m. eastern time on CNN International. She was previously a co-anchor for the CNN program New Day,[5] with co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Michaela Pereira, based in CNN's New York bureau. Before venturing out to New York, Bolduan anchored The Situation Room alongside fellow CNN broadcast journalist Wolf Blitzer. She provides feature stories and breaking news reports as well as custom live reports. Previously, she served as congressional correspondent based in Washington, D.C. as well as a general assignment correspondent for the network.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Goshen in Indiana,[6] she is the third of four children (all daughters) born to Dr. Jeffrey and Nadine Bolduan, a nurse.[7] She was educated at Goshen High School, a public high school in her home city, followed by George Washington University, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2005,[8] with a bachelor's degree in journalism.[5] During her time at the university, she walked on to the women's volleyball team[9] and acted with the student theatre organization.[10]

Career prior to CNN[edit]

Prior to joining CNN Newsource, Bolduan was a general assignment reporter for WTVD-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her television career as a production assistant for NBC News and MSNBC in Washington D.C. [11] She has worked at House & Garden magazine, Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.

Career at CNN[edit]

CNN Newsource[edit]

Bolduan began her tenure at CNN as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource. She provided breaking news coverage and feature reports for a large number of CNN Newsource affiliates. During her time there, she most notably covered the 2008 United States presidential election and traveled throughout the United States covering other news making headlines including the Minneapolis Bridge collapse, the O.J. Simpson armed robbery case, and the retiring NASA Space Shuttle fleet.

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer[edit]

Kate Bolduan was previously co-anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer before moving to New York. Alongside Wolf Blitzer, she provided current events, breaking news, political headlines, and reports within lively discussions during the two-hour program.

New Day[edit]

New Day is a weekday morning television show on CNN. It premiered on June 17, 2013 and airs from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET, originating from CNN's Time Warner Center studios in New York City. New Day replaced Starting Point, formerly anchored by Soledad O'Brien, which had aired since January 2, 2012.

At This Hour with Kate Bolduan[edit]

Bolduan joined CNN's new morning show, At This Hour, which premiered on January 26, 2015, alongside John Berman. At This Hour covers various news stories of the day with co-hosts Kate Bolduan and John Berman. At This Hour airs weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon ET, and is broadcast live from CNN's New York Studios in Manhattan. On February 6, 2017, Berman moved to 9 a.m. to co-host CNN Newsroom and Bolduan took over as the sole host of At This Hour.

State of America with Kate Bolduan[edit]

Bolduan was named anchor of her own CNN International program covering the 2016 U.S. Presidential race for a global audience. Following the election, the program was renamed and pivoted to focusing on U.S. news and affairs. The show airs weekdays at 2:30 p.m. ET, live from CNN's New York Studios in Manhattan.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2010, Bolduan married Michael Gershenson, who works for The Carlyle Group.[12][13] Bolduan has converted to Judaism.[14] They moved from the Washington D.C. area to New York in early 2013 after Bolduan accepted the anchor position at CNN's morning lineup.

Her daughter Cecelia Eve Gershenson was born in September 2014. In July 2017, Bolduan announced that she was expecting her second child.[15]


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