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Jessica Yellin        

Founder of #NewsNotNoise; Former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN

Jessica Yellin is the founder of #NewsNotNoise, a fresh voice in media that provides daily news reports on Instagram. The mission: to provide a news-wary audience of women and millennials information that leaves them feeling confident, informed and ready to engage.

Yellin is a Peabody, Gracie and Emmy award-winning political journalist. She is the past Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. She has reported for CNN, ABC, and MSNBC. At CNN she covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and domestic politics. Her debut novel, Savage News, was published in 2019.

As CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Yellin interviewed

President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and has conducted interviews with Presidents Bill Clinton, George H. W.Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. Yellin has covered multiple presidential campaigns and has reported from Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. In Washington, Yellin covered significant policy debates including the push to reform the financial regulatory system.

Prior to CNN, Yellin was a White House correspondent at ABC News and an overnight anchor and correspondent at MSNBC. As a general assignment reporter for WTVT-TV she reported on the 2000 Florida recount in Tallahassee. 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.

Her written work has appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Atlantic.

Yellin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and graduated from the Westlake School for Girls. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

Yellin’s work has been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Details and Entertainment Weekly. She was a Los Angeles-based reporter for George Magazine. Prior to that, she served as an editor at Los Angeles Magazine, where she contributed and edited stories on politics, Hollywood and cultural issues.

Yellin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and is from Los Angeles.

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Experienced Moderator/Interviewer

Whether interviewing a world leader or moderating a panel discussing geopolitics, the economy or the next election, Jessica Yellin brings her vast experience, curiosity and warmth to your event. She will elevate the discussion focusing on the right questions to keep the presentation relevant, the participants engaged, and the energy high. As CNN’s chief White House correspondent, she interviewed President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and First Lady Michelle Obama, and has also conducted interviews with Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Women and Leadership

Jessica Yellin was one of the few women ever to earn the title chief White House correspondent, and throughout her career has often been the only woman in a room. She shares lessons from her own experiences as a professional woman in Washington, research about what women can do to improve each other’s work experiences, and insight into how the political media covers women in power.

Behind the Lines at the White House: War Stories from the Political Front

Jessica Yellin has interviewed three Presidents, three first ladies, and many of the possible contenders for the 2016 presidential race, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She offers insights into the personalities that will drive our politics for the next decade, and shares personal stories from behind the scenes on Air Force One, the West Wing and more.

The 2016 Race for the White House

How will the battle shape up for the White House in 2016? What can political outsiders do to help break Washington gridlock? Jessica Yellin offers analysis and insight into the people and issues that will dominate the upcoming Presidential election.

California Jewish girl goes East and her days on local news in Orlando and Tampa

Inspirational and Funny stories

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Making it even when they tell you, you won't

Covering President Obama and Hillary Clinton

President Obama: what he's like (covered him for 5 years)

Being a woman in the business and women in politics

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Longtime White House correspondent recently moved to domestic affairs.

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