Host of CNN & Co.
Mary Tillotson is the host of CNN & Co, a half-hour talk show featuring a panel of female policy experts hotly debating top news stories of the day. It airs weekdays from 11:30 - 12 p.m. (ET). She is based in Atlanta. Prior to this assignment, she was based in Washington, DC, as a White House correspondent responsible for reporting on presidential activities and covering the 1992 presidential campaign.
Tillotson also covered the 1988 presidential election and worked as a floor reporter for both the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Throughout the 1984 presidential campaign, Tillotson contributed regular reports for CNN's Election Watch and served as a field correspondent during the San Francisco Democratic National Convention.
Tillotson joined CNN in 1981 and served as a CNN White House correspondent from 1985 - 1988, covering President Reagan and his administration. From 1988-1991, she was a Capitol Hill correspondent reporting on the activities of the United States Senate. From 1991-1992, she served a second stint as White House Correspondent covering the Bush White House. Tillotson has also covered two Reagan/Gorbachev summits in Washington and Moscow.
Before joining CNN, Tillotson worked as a news anchor for Mutual Radio Network, a congressional reporter for Independent Television News Association, a reporter/anchor for WTTG-TV and a news anchor for WMAL-Radio, all in Washington, D.C. She has also worked as an anchor for WSB Radio in Atlanta. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.