- Full Name Arlette Saenz
- Occupation Journalist, Correspondent
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Texas, USA
- Birth Date Apr 22, 1983
- Age 38 Years, 5 Months
Arlette Saenz | BiographySaenz also covered 2016 US Presidential Election as the White House Reporter and Producer of the ABC News
Arlette Saenz joined CNN as the White House Correspondent from Washington, D.C., in 2018. At CNN, she covered the presidential campaigns of the Democratic Party's primary candidate Joe Biden. Also, she followed with Trump's international request to other governments for a formal investigation on Biden, his son Hunter, and Biden's response to Trump's statements.
Arlette Saenz is a White House Correspondent for CNN.
Who is Arlette Saenz?
Saenz interned at a couple of networking channels during her college, including the ABC News Nightline in 2005, which sparked her interest in journalism. She also worked as a summer director in a non-profit organization called National Student Partnerships.
After graduating in 2007, Saenz rejoined ABC News as a senior desk assistant. In 2010, she became a digital journalist and closely covered the 2012 presidential elections along with other political news. In 2015, she was made the White House reporter and producer of the network, and she extensively reported and produced the 2016 elections and Presidential visits.
Subsequently, in 2018, Saenz started at CNN as the White House Correspondent and began to report the 2020 presidential elections and the general elections. She is currently responsible for the political news and the administrative decisions of the White House.
Early Bio and Education
Arlette Saenz was born on 22 April 1983 in Brownsville, Texas. She completed her college degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indian, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Hesburgh Program of Public Service in 2007.
While in college in 2005, Saenz briefly worked at the non-profit organization National Student Partnerships as a summer director and interned at the ABC News Nightline.
In 2006, she interned at the WOAI-TV and the University of Notre Dame Office of News and Information.
After graduating from college in 2007, Saenz returned to ABC News as a senior desk assistant. She worked in the position until 2010, before she got promoted to the position of a digital journalist.
As a Digital Journalist, Saenz was responsible for reporting news related to the senate and politics. During the 2012 elections, she was one of the network's off-air political correspondents and the embed reporter for Biden, Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and their election campaigns.
She also covered the 2013 government shutdown and the 2014 mid-term elections.
In 2015, Saenz became the White House Reporter and Producer and prominently contributed to the network's 2016 presidential campaigns and elections.
She covered the elemental primary and caucus states, primary and general election debates, and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Saenz also traveled with the former US President Barack Obama during his landmark visits to Cuba, Hiroshima, and Kenya, among others from the United States and foreign nations. During the visits, she also reported on the then-Vice President Joe Biden's 2016 decision-making process. Her reporting on the primaries of the Democratic Party was featured on ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.
Arlette Saenz contributed to ABC shows, namely World News Now, America This Morning, and the ABC News Digital on the former President Donald Trump's administration, decisions from Capitol Hill, and general news on national politics.
Subsequently, in 2018, Saenz began working for CNN News as the White House Correspondent from Washington, D.C.
At CNN, she covered the presidential campaigns of the Democratic Party's primary candidate Joe Biden. Also, she followed with Trump's international request to other governments for a formal investigation on Biden, his son Hunter, and Biden's response to Trump's statements.
She also covered Biden's general election campaigns of 2020 and his administration's response to the pandemic right after settling into the White House.
In 2021, CNN came up with an updated list of White House Correspondents. According to the report, the White House Correspondents team will have Arlette Saenz, Jeremy Diamond, John Harwood, MJ Lee, and Kate Bennett with new Correspondents Kevin Liptak and James Wright.
Kaitlin Collins, previously the White House Correspondent, was promoted to the Chief Correspondent for the White House. And Phil Mattingly, who served as CNN's Congressional Correspondent, was promoted as the Senior Correspondent of the White House Correspondent team.