CNN Books Hillary Clinton's First Big TV Appearance of Presidential Campaign

Hillary Clinton - H 2015
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Hillary Clinton - H 2015

The Democratic frontrunner will sit down with Brianna Keilar on July 7.

Following rumblings that she would make herself more available to the media, Hillary Clinton has picked CNN to host the first of several planned national TV interviews as the 2016 presidential campaign heats up.

The cable news network announced Monday morning that CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar would be the first to have a televised sit-down with Clinton since the former secretary of state and New York senator officially threw her hat in the ring back in April.

Though she has been making the rounds, particularly in early-voting states, Clinton's time with the press has largely been relegated to local news outlets and answering occasional one-off questions from reporters. Keilar will meet with Clinton on Tuesday, July 7, in Iowa City.

Keilar teased the interview on-air on Monday morning, noting rising polls for Clinton's lone Democratic challenger of note, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The interview is set to air soon after its taping on Tuesday's episode of The Situation Room (5 p.m. ET), with a repeat planned to air in primetime during the 8 p.m. ET broadcast of Anderson Cooper 360.

Clinton's first big TV appearance of the campaign comes at a time when media chatter about the presidential election has been almost completely hijacked by Republican candidate and reality TV personality Donald Trump. The entrepreneur's incendiary comments about Mexico have already dismantled his professional relationship with NBC.