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Erin McPike

Director of Communications

Erin McPike is the director of communications at 1776 and a member of its senior leadership team.

Prior to this role, she spent a decade as a journalist in Washington covering national politics. She was a correspondent for CNN and covered the White House, the Boston Marathon bombings and the bridge scandal affecting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration. She also provided reports on the business sector specialized for The Lead with Jake Tapper.

McPike joined CNN in 2013 from RealClearPolitics, where she covered the 2012 presidential campaign, breaking news and writing major enterprise pieces as a national political reporter. She appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, FOX News, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. While with RealClearPolitics, she also reported on the Obama administration, and she wrote several long-form pieces about the potential closure of one of only two uranium enrichment plants in the United States. In the 2010 campaign cycle, she reported on the Capitol Hill political landscape and congressional campaigns as a political reporter for National Journal.

McPike graduated magna cum laude from American University. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.