Journalist Abby Phillip, who was born to Trinidadian parents, has been recognised by TIME Magazine as an emerging leader who is shaping the future of the world.
Today, TIME revealed the 2021 TIME Next 100 list, an expansion of its flagship TIME100 franchise that recognises 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, health, politics, business and more.
TIME Magazine listed Phillip as a Phenom.
“The shining lights of this moment heralding the achievements of Black women working in the political sphere have allowed us to watch the thoughtful and studied approach of Abby Phillip,” the TIME Magazine stated.
Phillip “offers a calm assurance in the midst of historic divides” the TIME Magazine write-up penned by author April Ryan stated.
“She is a fresh face, but not new to this game. She has learned that covering the White House is very D.C.-focused. However, she is keenly aware that in covering any beat, you need input from the rest of the country and the world. She understands you have to hear and see the people to hear and see the story as it is really happening,” TIME Magazine stated.
Phillip was born in Virginia to parents June and Dr Carlos Phillip.
Phillip’s parents are originally from Sangre Grande.
Her parents migrated to the US in 1985 and returned to Trinidad and Tobago in 1988 when she was a few months old.
She returned to the US when she was eight.
Phillip was lauded for her professionalism during the 2020 US presidential election.
Last month she was named CNN’s Senior Political Correspondent.
In addition to her new portfolio, CNN announced that she will become the anchor of Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip, from 8-9 a.m. ET on Sundays.