• Cassie Spodak is a video producer for CNN covering national politics. In the run-up to the 2016 election Spodak traveled around the country covering candidates, and the voters they courted, in the race for the White House.

    She started at CNN on the New York Assignment Desk before moving to the Washington, DC bureau to cover politics. She has produced for all of CNN's DC based shows and helped launch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in 2013.

    Spodak graduated from Barnard College in New York City where she studied Anthropology. She is a true local of DC, where she was born and raised.