Who is Phil Mattingly?
Phil Mattingly was born on 16 December most probably in 1984, in Toledo, Ohio, USA, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for his work as a news correspondent for Cable News Network (CNN). Prior to that position, he worked for Bloomberg News and has done a lot of coverage regarding the political sphere, particularly occurrences from within the White House.
The Net Worth of Phil Mattingly
How rich is Phil Mattingly? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in television broadcasting. He reportedly earns over $500,000 annually as a part of his contract with CNN with other contracts or side projects potentially increasing his income. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is very little known about Phil’s life before his rise to fame as a journalist, as he hasn’t shared a lot of information regarding his childhood and family. It is not known if he intended to become a broadcaster at a young age, as all signs point to his interest in sports during this period.
After matriculating from high school in Toledo, Philwas offered an athletic scholarship at Ohio State University (OSU) which he took. The public university was founded in 1870 and is the ninth university in Ohio. It initially focused on agricultural and mechanical disciplines, later diversifying into a more comprehensive university. The main campus is located in Columbus and now boasts of being the third largest university campus in the country, operating regional campuses nearby as well. They have over 1,000 in student organizations consisting of student media, recreational sports, clubs, intercollegiate organizations, fraternities, sororities, and student governments.
Further Studies and Career Beginnings
After completing his bachelor’s degree, Mattingly furthered his studies by enrolling at Boston University (BU) to complete a master’s degree in journalism. It is a private non-sectarian university, although historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university is one of Boston’s largest employers, offering numerous programs through 18 schools, and is ranked 46th among global universities according to US News & World Report. The school has had numerous notable alumni, including Academy Award winners, Tony Award winners, Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Sloan Fellows, and many more.
After completing his master’s degree, he then forayed towards finding work in the industry. One of his first jobs was with the daily newspaper “The Cape Cod Times” for which he worked as a staff writer. He stayed there until he got an opportunity to become a staff writer for “Congressional Quarterly” a publication which mainly does coverage of the US Congress. He stayed with the publication for three years, and developed a strong interest towards politics during his time there. His writing and reporting skills developed and this would land him his next big opportunity.
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Bloomberg and CNJN
Phil then landed a job with Bloomberg News; the international news agency is located in New York, and produces content through numerous branches including television, radio, “Businessweek”, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Terminals. He initially served as an economics and finance reporter, before moving to Justice Department reporter in 2012. The following year, he became the company’s White House correspondent, joining numerous journalists from various agencies who often spend time at the White House to cover the latest news.
During his time there, his fame increased significantly with his coverage of the Obama administration. He covered the domestic and foreign policy of the administration, and also covered the Edward Snowden scandal, interviewing General Eric Holder who was a key figure during this period. His work led him to win a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award. While with Bloomberg, he also wrote articles for the “New York Times”, “Chicago Tribute”, and “New York Post”. In 2015, he decided to move to CNN which is also based in New York, and is the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and also the first all-news television channel in the US.
If Roy Moore wins this evening, Phil Mattingly says the Senate GOP will meet Wednesday morning to discuss – amongst other things – "can they afford to cast aside a Republican vote, when they already have such a razor-thin majority." http://cnn.it/2BZEbIh
Posted by Erin Burnett OutFront on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Mattingly married longtime girlfriend Chelsea Carter in 2015, and they have a child together. Prior to his marriage, there was a lot of speculation regarding his sexual orientation, but only because of lack of any information regarding his relationships, as he managed to keep Carter away from the spotlight for most of his career. Even after their marriage, the couple remain private, and he rarely discusses anything about his family. He is very passionate about politics though prefers to keep his professional life separate from everything else.
Similar to numerous television broadcast journalists, he is active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Twitter on which he has over 69,000 followers, using the platform to post the latest news from the White House and the US political sphere. He often tweets several times a day, providing breaking news to followers, while also giving updates about some of his upcoming events. Another account he has is on Facebook on which he has over 400 followers, but the account is inactive, last posting during mid-2018. Prior to its inactivity, it served a similar purpose as his Twitter account, posting the latest news and some of his coverage of them.