Caitlin HUEY-BURNS is a CBS News political correspondent based in Washington D.C .
. She joined CBS News as a journalist for its streaming channel in 2018 and was a major contributor to the network’s coverage on the 2020 presidential election. Interviews with all Democratic candidates for the presidency were secured, including one with Kamala Harris. She also had a sit down interview with Joe Biden.
Huey–Burns anchored a series about voting rights and access on CBS News Streaming, called “America’s Right to Vote.” She filed reports from across the country and hosted a special voting rights from the campaign trail with interviews with state secretaries. Reporting for one week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia during the count of votes, she covered Election Night. She has been reporting on voter access ever since with sharp, in-depth dives into the laws of each state.
Her reports for the broadcast have provided texture and context to politics, including how women lawmakers uniquely shaped the legislative response to the pandemic; how secretaries of state enlisted the help of sports teams and arenas for the 2020 elections; how “selfie lines” influenced the political campaigns; and the history and significance of presidential retreats.
Huey Burns was the original CBS journalist to apply for TikTok. She also produced behind-the scenes video from the campaign trail. Her role as a fill in anchor on the CBS News Streaming political show, “Red & Blue” is hers.
Huey–Burns is a pioneer in reporting on infant formula shortages as key political issues and the scarcity of resources for women pregnant in the states that have the strictest abortion laws.
Prior to joining CBS News Huey Burns worked as a journalist for RealClearPolitics covering national politics and Capitol Hill. She was featured in a New York Times profile of millennial reporters covering the 2016 campaign, and the Huffington Post highlighted her campaign reporting as an example of ways young reporters can revitalize political journalism.
She received a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Political Science, English, and a master’s from Georgetown University. With her husband, she lives in Washington.