Kaanita Iyer is an Associate Writer covering breaking news for CNN Politics in Washington, DC.
Iyer previously served as an associate producer where she focused on elevating the CNN Politics digital report and bringing unique elements to political stories to enhance the audience experience.
Iyer joined CNN in 2021 as a news associate in the Washington DC bureau, where she assisted in newsgathering efforts and worked with show teams. She previously interned with the CNN Politics team in 2019 and helped cover the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump.
Iyer graduated in 2021 from the University of Maryland, where she studied Journalism with a concentration in International Relations.