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Kaitlan Collins is not a new face to people who are familiar with major media outlets such as CNN.
However, for those who are unfamiliar with her, Kaitlan Collins is a CNN Correspondent at the White House.
She began her work as a blogger and freelance writer, but over time, she rose up the ranks to become one of the White House’s youngest reporters.
Collins has achieved a lot in her chosen job despite her young age and has worked with reporters and journalists such as Erin Burnet, Anderson Cooper, Ben Shapiro, and Brian Williams.
Below are the details we were able to dig about her
Birth name: Kaitlan Collins
Date of birth: April 7, 1992
Age: 29 years
Place of birth: Alabama, United States Zodiac sign: Aries
Weight: 58 kgs
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Education: The University of Alabama, Prattville High School
Current position: CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent
Current location: Washington, D.C.
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Brown
Kaitlan Collins’ Biography
According to records, Kaitlan was born on April 7th, 1992, in Prattville, Alabama, in the United States of America.
While there are no much details about her parents, the record available showed her father, Jeff Collins, is a mortgage banker.
She has three siblings; two brothers named Cole and Brayden and a sister called Lena Grace.
She attended Prattville High School after she enrolled at the University of Alabama, where she originally studied chemistry and subsequently transitioned to journalism and political science. Collins went on to graduate from the university in May 2014.
After graduation, she started as a blogger and freelance writer. The Daily Caller, however, hired her as their entertainment reporter in 2014. After three years with the media outfit, she was promoted to the post of White House Correspondent in 2017.
In June 2017, she joined CNN, where she retained her previous position as the White House Correspondent.
She was one of the prominent journalists at the White House during the regime of former President Donald Trump.
Collins, in 2018 was added to Mediaite’s list of the 50 Most Influential People in News Media.
In 2019, the 29-year-old was also named Crain’s NewsPro’s 12 to Watch in TV News. That same year, she was also named as one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30: Media”
Despite her impressive career, she was caught up in some controversies, and some of them included;
In 2018, some people dug out several homophobic tweets that Kaitlan wrote while she was in college, however, she apologised.
She was also caught up in a controversy in July 2018 when White House officials banned her from attending a press event at the White House Rose Garden. They claimed that she was shouting at a press conference with President Trump.
Collins would later say she didn’t shout at Trump but was banned because she asked him some questions he didn’t want respond to.
Is Kaitlan Collins married?
The journalist is not married yet however, there are rumours about her being engaged to a man named Will Douglas.
According to the reports, she and Douglas, who is an entrepreneur started dating in 2015.
Collins is reportedly worth around $1 million
While Collins’ pay is unknown, a White House Correspondent receives an average income of close to $100,000, according to ArticleBio. In instance, the monthly salary of a White House correspondent ranges from $83k to $112k. The highest-earning employee makes more than $129k.