Dana Bash 2019
Dana Bash of CNN was the winner of the 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.
The NPF judges praised Bash for representing the fundamental values of journalism and her reputation for reporting excellence and fairness — as evidence, they pointed to her previous three congressional reporting awards from NPF.
Dana Bash is CNN’s chief political correspondent based in Washington, D.C., serving as the network’s lead reporter covering campaigns and Congress. She regularly serves as a moderator for CNN’s political town hall specials and debates, including for CNN’s first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit. In 2016, Bash conducted sit-down interviews with majority of the candidates including Donald Trump, Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sanders, and Governors Jeb Bush and John Kasich. In addition, Bash secured several extensive interviews with the candidates’ families and spouses.
Prior to covering Congress and presidential campaigns, Bash was CNN’s White House correspondent during the George W. Bush administration and served as editor in CNN’s Washington bureau, where she helped plan and coordinate the network’s coverage of Capitol Hill, the State Department and key issues such as Medicare and Social Security.