CNN Profiles - S.E. Cupp - Political Commentator | CNN (2024)

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S.E. Cupp is a CNN political commentator and practical conservative with a searing honesty who brings her distinct outlook to CNN programming and special political coverage.

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• Video 3:26 Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images Georgia DA asks for FBI help after Trump speech (2022) 3:26 Jul 21, 2023 Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney Fani Willis is asking for the FBI’s help in providing security for buildings and staff one day after former President Donald Trump called prosecutors investigating him “racists.” Trump also said his supporters should hold “the biggest protests we have ever had” in cities like Atlanta if the prosecutors “do anything wrong or illegal.”
• Video 3:50 CNN SE Cupp: The reemerging threat in the 2024 GOP primary 3:50 Jun 8, 2023 In this week’s episode of “Unfiltered,” SE Cupp argues that as more and more Republicans enter the 2024 presidential primary, they help pave the way for former President Donald Trump to win the nomination – again – calling into question their true motivations for running.
• Video 3:23 CNN SE Cupp: If you’re feeling anxious, sad, lonely or hopeless, you’re not alone 3:23 May 4, 2023 In this week’s episode of “Unfiltered,” SE Cupp says it’s time we all talk candidly about anxiety. When we do, we take mental health out of the shadows and remove the stigma surrounding it.
• Video 2:00 Getty Images/CNN SE Cupp: Palin followed fame but Alaskans were turned off (September 2022) 2:00 Nov 24, 2022 Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election to fill Alaska’s House seat for the remainder of 2022, according to unofficial results released by the Alaska Division of Elections, thwarting former Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid at a political comeback. CNN political commentators S.E. Cupp and Errol Louis discuss.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images Opinion: Obama’s stunning blind spot on Russia Apr 8, 2022 In 2012, when then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney referred to Russia as “our No. 1 geopolitical foe,” then President Barack Obama joked that the 1980s were calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Now it feels more like a gut punch, writes SE Cupp.
• Video 5:44 SE Cupp: How do you solve a problem like … Sinema? 5:44 Sep 29, 2021 In this week’s episode of Unfiltered, SE Cupp gives her take on how Democrats should approach Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has vocally opposed her party’s $3.5 trillion budget bill.
• Video 4:53 SE Cupp: Marjorie Taylor Greene is a problem for the GOP 4:53 Jan 28, 2021 CNN’s SE Cupp takes a closer look at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and what, if anything, the GOP is going to do about her incendiary remarks in recent years.
• Video 1:32 NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Critics: Obama ‘divisive,’ ‘disappointing’ in town hall 1:32 Jan 8, 2016 Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt and CNN political commentator S.E. Cupp panned President Obama’s performance in a CNN town hall on gun control.


S.E. Cupp is a CNN political commentator and practical conservative with a searing honesty who brings her distinct outlook to CNN programming and special political coverage. Cupp most recently hosted CNN’s SE Cupp Unfiltered, a weekly program covering the white-hot intersection of politics and media. Prior to that she led a panel-driven show on HLN that debated contemporary issues impacting the country. She joined CNN as a contributor in 2013 and HLN as a host in 2017.

Leading up to her move to CNN and HLN, Cupp was the host of S.E. Cupp’s Outside With Insiders, a digital series on where she took political insiders to the great outdoors. Past guests included Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) among others. From 2013 to 2014, Cupp co-hosted “Crossfire” on CNN, the relaunched political debate program with panelists Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones. Before joining CNN as a host and political commentator, Cupp co-hosted MSNBC’s roundtable show, The Cycle.

Cupp continues to be a nationally syndicated political columnist, culture critic, author and consultant. She regularly writes for the New York Daily News, Glamour and Cupp penned “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity” and co-authored “Why You’re Wrong About the Right” with Brett Joshpe. She was previously a consultant for Apple TV+’s The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell and HBO’s hit series, The Newsroom. She has been a contributor to TheBlaze’s Real News and contributing editor for Townhall Magazine.

A native of Massachusetts, Cupp relocated from Washington, D.C. to Connecticut and works out of the CNN New York bureau. She is a graduate of Cornell University where she serves as an advisory member for their Institute of Politics and Global Affairs and earned a master’s degree from New York University. In her free time, Cupp enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with her family. She is married with one son.

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