About 

  • Kaylee Hartung is a CNN news correspondent based in Atlanta. She reports across all of CNN's television and digital platforms.

    During her time at CNN, Hartung has traveled across the southeast covering the active hurricane season of 2017, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Nate. In 2017 she also reported on the riots in Charlottesville, Va., the Solar Eclipse from Isle of Palms, SC., the tragic shooting of church parishioners in Sutherland Springs, TX and the critical Alabama senate race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.

    Prior to joining CNN, Hartung was a sports reporter for ESPN, where she worked live events, regularly appeared on SportsCenter and contributed to the network's coverage of the College Football Playoffs, the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments and the College World Series. In 2016, she reported on the death of Vanderbilt University baseball pitcher Donny Everett and the flooding of her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her five years with ESPN, she also hosted and reported for SEC Network and Longhorn Network.

    Before ESPN, Hartung spent five years in the CBS News Washington bureau. She produced, photographed and edited her own reports for CBSNews.com. She also worked as an associate producer for Face the Nation and assistant to the program's then-host Bob Schieffer, preparing research for Schieffer's 2008 presidential debate and campaign coverage in 2008 and 2012.

    Hartung earned two Lone Star EMMYs for a feature on University of Texas super fan Brandon Puente and for hosting a women's history month edition of Longhorn Extra.

    Hartung graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and politics.