Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Ashley Killough is a reporter-producer for CNN covering Congress and based in the network’s Washington Bureau. Prior to reporting from Capitol Hill, she covered the field of Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race as an embed producer for two years, ending on Donald Trump’s campaign.
Since joining CNN in 2011, Killough has held a variety of reporting and producing roles covering politics across multiple platforms. From Plano, Texas, Killough is graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Baylor University and spent a year in Armenia on a Fulbright grant working on journalistic projects. At Baylor, she participated in the BIC program and majored in international studies and journalism. Ten years later, she is still catching up on her sleep, but she might have chosen the wrong career for that goal.
Ashley got her start in journalism while working at The Baylor Lariat, where she covered the Baylor administration as well as the 2008 presidential election when candidates came through Central Texas. The political bug never quite left her after that.