S.E. Cupp is a CNN political commentator and practical conservative with a searing honesty who brings her distinct outlook to CNN programming and special political coverage. Cupp most recently hosted CNN’s SE Cupp Unfiltered, a weekly program covering the white-hot intersection of politics and media. Prior to that she led a panel-driven show on HLN that debated contemporary issues impacting the country. She joined CNN as a contributor in 2013 and HLN as a host in 2017.
Leading up to her move to CNN and HLN, Cupp was the host of S.E. Cupp’s Outside With Insiders, a digital series on CNN.com where she took political insiders to the great outdoors. From 2013 to 2014, Cupp co-hosted “Crossfire” on CNN, the relaunched political debate program with panelists Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones. Before joining CNN as a host and political commentator, Cupp co-hosted MSNBC’s roundtable show, The Cycle.
Cupp continues to be a nationally syndicated political columnist, culture critic, author and consultant. She regularly writes for the New York Daily News, Glamour and CNN.com. Cupp penned “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity” and co-authored “Why You’re Wrong About the Right” with Brett Joshpe. She was previously a consultant for Apple TV+’s The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell and HBO’s hit series, The Newsroom. She has been a contributor to TheBlaze’s Real News and contributing editor for Townhall Magazine.
She is a graduate of Cornell University where she serves as an advisory member for their Institute of Politics and Global Affairs and earned a master’s degree from New York University.
This is part of the speaker series on The Future of American Conservatism and the Republican Party. Hosted by Professor Brian Rosenwald in conjunction with the SNF Paideia designated course American Conservatism from Taft to Trump.