Kate Bolduan

Published : Sep 4 2013 | Modified : Mar 27 2016

Kate Bolduan, 29 is a news anchor at CNN.  She is the co-host of the morning show, New Day along with Michaela Pereira and Chris Cuomo. She was earlier in the co-anchor post of The Situation Room alongside Wolf Blitzer. Bolduan is also CNN’s congressional correspondent covering the Senate and U.S. House. She reports on congressional events, legislative process, and other related events in her position as member of Capitol Hill unit of CNN.

Personal Life

Bolduan spent her childhood in Goshen area. Her father was a surgeon and Nadine, her mother was a former nurse. She has three siblings and showed interest in dancing, sports and was a cheerleader. She won the Junior Miss 2000 title in Goshen, singing show tunes in the talent search part of the competition. She was a high school salutatorian. She graduated from the George Washington University in the year 2005 in Journalism. She also indulged in stage acting and volleyball during her university studies. Bolduan is married to Michael David Gershenson. They reside in Washington D.C. now. Bolduan converted to Judaism before her marriage.


Kate Bolduan began her career in television journalism, when she joined as production assistant in NBC News and MSNBC in Washington D.C. She later served as general assignment reporter at WTVD-TV situated in Raleigh. She started her career at CNN in the year 2007. She was 24 years old when she was made the national correspondent at CNN Newsource that provides breaking news reports and other feature stories for over 800 CNN Newsource affiliates. She was later made congressional correspondent and the co-anchor of the show ‘The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer’.  She is at present part of the three hour show New Day.


During her career, Bolduan was involved in the controversy concerning the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care overhaul. Blitzer had on the basis of the reporting done by her, announced that the law was ousted, but the court mandate did not disturb the law and it stayed intact. CNN had amended its reporting immediately. In the year 1994, her mother was indicted in the case of reckless homicide after she killed a 9 year old girl and injured a 10 year old kid, while riding on a Jet Ski on Indiana Lake. The Bolduans had to pay over $ 1 million in settlements.

Kate Bolduan had covered all the major news events from the second trial of O.J. Simpson to the negotiations involving debt ceiling. Her anchoring job with Wolf Blitzer has further enhanced her talent. Her rise right from her graduation day to her present job at CNN has been meteoric. Her mentor at WRC Pat Collins maintains that she is highly talented and deserves her present position.

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