February 6th, 2010
09:37 AM ET
13 years ago

Crowley: What you should expect of us

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/06/art.crowley.gi.jpg caption="Crowley takes the reins of CNN's State of the Union Sunday."]On CNN's "State of the Union," host and CNN senior political correspondent Candy Crowley talks to newsmakers and analyzes the week's most important issues. As she prepares to host her first show, Crowley writes on what viewers should expect.

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- I've been asked a lot of questions since the announcement that I will take over as anchor of CNN's "State of the Union."

Q: How did you manage a career while raising two boys as a single mother?

I did it like millions and millions of other parents who play the minute-by-minute juggling act: not perfectly, but I loved them above all else and did the best I knew how.

Q: Where did you grow up?

Michigan and Missouri.

Q: Will you miss the political campaign trail?

No, because I am a reporter through and through. I'll be on the campaign trail. You can anchor and be on the road at the same time, especially if your children are all grown up.

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  1. GI Joe

    I hope she's more middle of the road that the republican that had that show for a year. I quit watching.

    I understand he will now take the 7 pm republican gossip spot, just ahead of the 8 pm gossip spot. Those people would be better suited on Faux Gossip Channel.

    February 6, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  2. historian

    Congratulations Candy! Please, please don 't report silliness on Palin or Beck. We know we can rely on good, honest reliable news from CNN on things that really matter.

    February 6, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. chris l

    Someone should aske her how it feels working for the Communist News Network?

    February 6, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  4. Jane

    Candy will do a phenomenal job. What an excellent choice! I can't wait to watch!!

    February 6, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  5. candy wilson

    I just want to Congratulate you on this position.. Wishing you the best of luck.. I know you will do a fine and FAIR job. you have always been my hero.. sincerely, Candy Wilson

    February 6, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  6. Death Assurance Companies

    Candy has a long way to go in hiding her partisanship.I used to like her more,but she is better than John "i want to be King".

    February 6, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. csh

    Best wishes to Candy in her new role. She is first rate – there is simply nobody better.

    February 6, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  8. tony

    Cant wait, good luck Candy

    February 6, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  9. Ruth

    I like this gal. A class act. Knows how to keep her "nose clean.

    February 6, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. Mia

    I wish you the absolute best. The part I enjoyed most was you saying you are going to try and get them off their talking points. Good luck with that. I also hope that you will not allow them to push obvious BS and get away with it. Challenge them when they are telling bold-face lies. It is the medias responsibility to present the facts, not both sides but the FACTS! I hope you will do that.

    February 6, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. Steve0

    I think I'm going to BARF!

    February 6, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  12. Irma in North Carolina

    She will be very good at running this program. You could always tell John King was in the tank with the Party of no. Wish her the best of luck in her new endavor.

    February 6, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  13. GuyInVA

    I'm very conservative, and I've found CNN to lean pretty far left for my taste(with a little more balance recently, to be honest), but Candy Crowley has always struck me as an honest, quality journalist. I look forward to her show.

    February 6, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  14. David

    I hope Ms. Crowley will not be as Conservative leaning as John King. She has already shown to take a conservative viewpoint. I am speaking as a young Republican who is feeling the alienation by CNN and the Tea Party whom I believe has treated President Obama different from other presidents. I know that race has something to do with it and I believe it will eventually backfire. Please do not take young Americans for granted!

    February 6, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  15. Donkey Party

    I think we'll see more of CNN trying to lure more Fox News cultists.

    February 6, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. Meka

    Good decision!

    February 6, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. valwayne

    I like Candy Crowley, but its been very very obvious that she drinks a lot of Obama Kool-Aide!!! Lets hope she'll leave the Kool-Aide behind and be a responible skeptical journalist again!

    February 6, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  18. B

    Maybe she will be- less Partisan- then John King.

    He would do well on Fox..

    February 6, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  19. SC-Pub "no" more


    Do us all a favor and keep "plastic" Matilin and her raging geezer husband Carville off this show. Their "divisive" tag team offers NOTHING of substance. Anyone who has ever seen them before could write their speech for them. I don't think Matilin's face can stand any more plastic surgery. She is starting to look like Joan Rivers.

    Good luck on the show.

    February 6, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. dchat

    Good luck!

    I've always enjoyed your reporting over the years as you don't tend (at least in my opinion) to "reveal" your political direction.

    I liked the comment about not accepting just talking points. These politicians work for us, not the other way around. And I hope you really drill down on their statements, not just gloss over and get simple answers. Make 'em squirm, not in an adversarial way, but when they're done with any of your interviews, I hope they can say it was fair, tough, and made me have more than just the normal rambling answer. Looking forward to watching.

    February 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Congratulations to you Candy! Looking forward to see your personalised version of State of the Union just as I'm looking forward to see the new show from John who has provided great insights and in-dept reporting. We the public benefit greatly from both your professionalism and personality!:) All my Best Wishes in your new journey! Take care and God Bless! Diane Dagenais Turbide

    February 6, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. Patsy, Texas

    Candy Crowley certainly deserves this job. She is a great lady and
    I am proud of CNN for recognizing this and giving her this
    opportunity. (No we are not related), I just like the way she
    presents herself. No yelling, no name calling, no obnoxious
    behavior, just common sense. You go girl!!!

    February 6, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. Michael from Ventura

    Congrats Candy! You are awesome and deserve this position!

    February 6, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  24. D. Bunker

    Isn't she the crazy lady who said a journalist's job ISN'T pointing out when an inteviewee is lying? Oh year, this should work out real well.

    February 6, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |