|Born||Katharine Julia Harlow
May 2, 1982
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Education||Blake School, Minneapolis|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Occupation||Anchor, CNN Newsroom (Weekend evenings)|
Katharine Julia "Poppy" Harlow (born May 2, 1982) is an American journalist, best known for her reporting at CNN and Forbes.com. She is a weekend anchor of CNN Newsroom, and is based out of CNN's New York news bureau. She was previously a business correspondent at CNN, CNN International and HLN, an anchor for CNNMoney.com, and a Forbes.com Video Network anchor, reporter and producer.
Harlow was educated at Blake School, a private co-educational college preparatory school in Minneapolis, from which she graduated in 2001, followed by Columbia University, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and Middle Eastern studies.
After interning at CBS while still in college, Harlow continued working for CBS MarketWatch and as an assistant producer for CBS Newspath after graduation. Harlow then became an anchor and reporter for NY1 News' Local Edition. While at NY1, Harlow's news beat covered Staten Island and New Jersey, including reports on local politics, the economy, and local cultural events.
In September 2007, Harlow was hired by Forbes.com Video Network, where her area of coverage expanded to fashion, entertainment and business topics.
Harlow was named a New York-based CNN correspondent in April 2012. She joined CNN in 2008 and served as the anchor for CNNMoney.com and reported for CNN, CNN International and HLN. Harlow fills in for Richard Quest on CNN International.
On December 28, 2015, Harlow passed out briefly while live on the air from the anchor desk. She soon reappeared on air and said she had gotten a little hot and was fine. She later tweeted from the hospital that she and her unborn daughter were well.
In 2013, while reporting on the conviction of two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players for the rape of a 16-year-old, Harlow stated that it was "Incredibly difficult, even for an outsider like me, to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believed their lives fell apart ... when that sentence came down, [Ma'lik] collapsed in the arms of his attorney. ... He said to him, 'My life is over. No one is going to want me now.'" This apparent expression of sympathy for the rapists provoked widespread criticism. A petition requesting that CNN apologize on the air for sympathizing with the Steubenville rapists received over 250,000 signatures within two days of CNN's report.
The CNN news anchor welcomed her first child, daughter Sienna, with husband Sinisa Babcic on Monday, April 11 (her due date!), she announced on social media.