Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress
Candy Crowley 2003
CNNCandy Crowley is CNN's award-winning senior political correspondent based in the network's Washington, D.C., bureau. In this position, Crowley covers a broad range of stories, including presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill. Previously, Crowley was a congressional correspondent for the network. Crowley was a congressional correspondent for the network. Crowley is also a rotating panelist on CNN's On the Story, the network's weekly current events program hosted by CNN's female anchors and correspondents. She came to CNN from NBC News in 1987.
Crowley's assignments have taken her to all 50 states and around the world. She has covered the presidential campaigns of Pat Buchanan, George W. Bush, George W. Bush, Sr. Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jesse Jackson, Edward Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Paul Tsongas, among others. Since the presidential nomination of Jimmy Carter, she has covered all but one of the national political conventions.
In 2003, Crowley won an Emmy for her work on CNN Presents Enemy Within. She won the 1999 DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Award for her coverage of the impeachment and trial of President Bill Clinton. She won the 1998 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting on Congress from the National Press Foundation and the 1997 Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for Excellence in Journalism for her coverage of Bob Dole's campaign for the presidency. She received the Associated Press Broadcasters' Award for spot news reporting for her coverage of the Reagan campaign. Her reporting on more than a dozen 1992 U.S. Senate campaigns was runner-up for the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for Outstanding Journalism. Crowley also won the Columbia University's Armstrong Award for Freedom is My Woman, a documentary on a prison cellblock takeover.
Crowley earned a bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon Women's College.