Adrienne was an intern with CNN Politics, covering the 2016 election season from Washington, D.C. During the summer of 2016, she was also a digital social intern at CNN, based out of the company's New York City bureau. Below are a selection of articles written during her two internships with the company. 


Wall Street Journal columnist endorses Clinton

September 30, 2016

One of the nation's more-conservative publications threw its support behind Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, making headlines a month before Election Day. 

Sen. Tim Scott criticizes stop-and-frisk policing

September 22, 2016

Republican Senator Tim Scott responded to Donald Trump's proposal to bring stop-and-frisk policing to Chicago in an interview with CNN.

Refugees become first-time voters

August 4, 2016

Introduced the story of two refugees who fled bloodshed and political unrest in their home nations and started afresh in the United States. Both will be first-time voters come November's general election. 

Donald Trump's Jewish son-in-law comes to his defense

July 6, 2016

Kushner first made headlines in early July for publishing an op-ed responding to criticism over his father-in-law's alleged anti-Semitic tweet, featuring a six-pointed star. Reported on the fallout of this controversy ahead of Trump's official nomination as the GOP candidate. 

President Barack Obama: The Feminist

August 4, 2016

Story I pitched to CNN Politics: In the final months of his presidency, Pres. Obama penned an essay in Glamour magazine, expounding the idea that all men should be feminists, while at the same time noting the potential dangers of rigid gender stereotypes.

First openly gay Miss America contestant makes history

July 1, 2016

Erin O'Flaherty became the first ever openly gay Miss America contestant, representing her home state of Missouri. She spoke about working in tandem with LGBT activists, and wants to utilize her newfound fame to bring greater attention to mental health and suicide awareness.