Jessica Yellin is a political journalist whose award-winning career includes reporting for CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. She covered Capitol Hill, domestic politics and the White House for CNN where her work was featured prominently throughout the last three campaign cycles.
As CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent she interviewed President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and has also conducted interviews with Presidents Bill Clinton, George H. W.Bush and first lady Laura Bush. Yellin provided extensive coverage from the battleground states during the 2008 and 2010 elections and she has reported from around the globe, including Russia, China, Europe, Latin America and Mongolia. In Washington, Yellin has covered significant policy debates including the push to reform the financial regulatory system. In 2010 she won a Gracie Award for her reporting on the intersection of women and politics.
Prior to CNN, Yellin was a White House correspondent for ABC News and an overnight anchor and correspondent for MSNBC. She covered the 2000 recount in Florida as a general assignment reporter at WTVT-TV in Tampa.She began her broadcast career in 1998 as a general assignment reporter for Orlando’s 24-hour cable news channel, Central Florida News 13. In 1999, she was named morning anchor.
Yellin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and graduated from the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. She currently has no pets, but is definitively a dog person. You can follow her on Twitter @JessicaYellin.