Candy Crowley

  • American journalist
  • Born December 26, 1948

Candy Alt Crowley (born December 26, 1948) is an American news anchor who was employed as CNN's chief political correspondent, specializing in USA national and state elections. She was based in CNN's Washington bureau and was the anchor of their Sunday morning talk show State of the Union. She has covered elections for over two decades.

I still get mad. I still get upset. But I let it go more quickly.

Don't plan too hard, because something much better might be out there.

I feel great physically. I feel really good.

I'd love to have William Faulkner, Beethoven and Bach over. I want to find out what makes those guys tick!

People always used to say to me, 'Don't you want your own show? That'd be so cool if you had your own show.' I said, 'You know, it's not gonna happen. So - no.'

It's important to know what motivates you, not what motivates somebody else.

I'm a vegetarian who doesn't like eggplant parmesan. Isn't that awful? I'm also sick of portobello mushrooms. People are like, 'A vegetarian's coming to dinner,' so they serve those.

I'm a mac and cheese freak. Homemade or from the blue box, I'm not picky!

Usually you kind of give the President a pass on leaking confidential stuff.

As someone who is in awe and grateful every day to be in a country where freedom of the press, free speech and free elections are a way of life, I am wowed, amazed and excited by the opportunity to moderate a 2012 presidential debate.

Have I ever made a mistake? I am sure. Do I think I can stand on my record? I do.

I think whenever you see what may be the seeds of a third party, you need to be very skeptical because there's not a very good track record for third parties.

I sometimes look around that studio in the middle of commercials and think, 'Really?'

I am a hard-news journalist. That is what I do.

I mean, if a camera's on you all the time, you don't get real moments.

I'm lighter now in a lot of ways.

I was born in the Midwest, where 'salad' was cherry Jell-O with bananas in it. Now children are more aware of healthy foods.