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Nia-Malika Henderson

Nia-Malika Henderson is senior political reporter for CNN.  

She previously was a national political reporter for The Washington Post. She has covered the 2012 presidential campaign, the 2010 mid-term elections and also anchored The Post's widely read Election 2012 blog, covering breaking news stories and writing political analysis.

Previously, Henderson covered the White House for Politico, reporting on the first two years of the Obama administration. Prior to joining Politico's White House team, she was the lead reporter covering Obama's 2008 campaign, the Democratic primary race and the Democratic National Convention for Newsday. Before joining Newsday's national staff, she wrote for The Baltimore Sun. 

Henderson is a frequent political commentator, appearing on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN, and FOX. She graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in literature and cultural anthropology and earned an M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She also attended Yale University where she graduated with an M.A. in America Studies.

Most Recent Appearances

  • September 28, 2012
    Special Washington Week from St. Louis, Missouri; what to expect in the upcoming debates
  • June 24, 2011
    Obama's troop withdrawal plan, SCOTUS Wal-Mart ruling & a new face in the 2012 GOP field.