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Manu Raju To Anchor CNN’s ‘Inside Politics’

Manu Raju To Anchor CNN’s ‘Inside Politics’

India-West News Desk

NEW YORK, NY – In its broad programming schedule changes that include new anchors for the morning, dayside, primetime, and weekend dayparts, CNN announced that Manu Raju, the network’s current Chief Congressional Correspondent will anchor their popular ‘Inside Politics.’

CNN said Raju will continue to cover Capitol Hill while also anchoring the Sunday edition of Inside Politics, building on his decades of experience reporting from around Washington.

Raju has developed a reputation for asking tough and pointed questions to leaders of Congress:

In 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi grew testy during a one-on-one interview that focused largely on the issue of impeaching then-President Donald Trump.

After Trump told a group of minority lawmakers to “go back” to their countries, Senator McConnell dodged Raju’s question about whether it’s racist for anyone to tell his immigrant wife, Elaine Chao, to go back to her country.

On Jan. 6, 2021, Raju was broadcasting inside the U.S. Capitol during the attack on the building, reporting in real-time events as they were unfolding nearby him.

Raju grew up in Darien, Illinois, the son of Dr. Tonse N. K. Raju and Vidya Raju who migrated from Karnataka in the 1970s and both later worked at the National Institutes of Health.

His father, Tonse Raju, is a neonatologist and formerly a professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His grandfather Gopalakrishna Adiga was a poet from India who wrote in Kannada.

Raju attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, graduating in 2002 with a degree in business administration. During college, Raju worked as the sports editor for The Badger Herald student newspaper.

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