Rachel Smolkin

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Rachel Smolkin
EducationB.A. Brown University
Alma materColumbia University
Parent(s)Mitchell T. and Laura B. Smolkin

Rachel Smolkin is an American journalist who works as the Vice President and Executive Editor of CNN Politics for CNN where she oversees all of CNN's political coverage.[1]


Smolkin is the daughter of Mitchell T. and Laura B. Smolkin.[2] She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and is a graduate of the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University.[1] She then worked as an editor at USA Today; managing editor of American Journalism Review magazine; and the managing editor at Politico.[1] In August 2014,[3] she was hired as the Executive Editor of CNN Politics where she built their digital team which consists of over 50 reporters, editors and social producers

Personal life[edit]

Smolkin lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Rachel Smolkin - Vice President and Executive Editor, CNN Politics". CNN.
  2. ^ "Smolkin, Samuel". The Washington Post. November 10, 2005.
  3. ^ Grinapol, Corinne (November 12, 2015). "Rachel Smolkin Describes How CNN Politics Became a Digital Force". Adweek.

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