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Kasie Hunt

Kasie Hunt is an NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent, covering Congress across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms including “Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” and NBCNews.com. She also hosts MSNBC's "Way Too Early" at 5 a.m. on weekdays.

On the Hill, her hard-hitting exchanges – with senators like John McCain and Elizabeth Warren and committee chairmen Jason Chaffetz and Devin Nunes – drive headlines on the Trump administration's relationship with legislators.

Over the last decade, Hunt’s coverage of the major players in Washington D.C. has earned her a reputation for adding fresh angles to the political news cycle.

Hunt previously reported for MSNBC as the network’s political correspondent, where she covered the 2016 election and reported on several candidates, including Donald Trump, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former State Sec. Hillary Clinton. She scored the first interview with then-candidate Trump on the day he announced he was running for office.

During the 2014 midterm elections, Hunt interviewed congressional candidates in almost every key 2014 battleground state for MSNBC’s "States of Play” election series.

Before joining NBC News, Hunt covered the 2012 presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for the Associated Press and the 2010 midterm elections for Politico. She also worked as a health policy reporter for National Journal, where she covered the writing and passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Hunt holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master's degree in sociology from the University of Cambridge, where she was a member of St John's College.

Hunt is on Twitter at .

Most Recent Appearances

  • May 14, 2021
    Fully vaccinated Americans can now go maskless, according to new CDC guidelines. The panel also discussed House Republicans’ removal of Rep. Liz Cheney and President Biden’s response to the mounting crisis in the Middle East.
  • April 16, 2021
    President Joe Biden announced a historic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as protests erupt over the killing of Daunte Wright. The panel discussed the president’s foreign policy and the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • June 26, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in many states, with more than 40,000 new cases on Thursday alone, and spikes in Florida, Texas, and California.