Jessica Yellin

Award-winning Journalist and Former CNN Chief White House Correspondent

Jessica Yellin is a top politcal keynote speaker and the former CNN Chief White House Correspondent. An astute political journalist, Jessica Yellin gives audiences an inside look at the issues and personalities shaping current events. Yellin has earned a reputation as an incisive and entertaining analyst of the politics and personalities that drive today’s news in Washington and beyond.

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

      Jessica Yellin has interviewed three Presidents, three first ladies, Hillary Clinton and many those who vied for the nomination in the 2016 presidential race. She offers insights into the personalities that will drive our politics for the next decade, and shares personal ...

      Jessica Yellin has interviewed three Presidents, three first ladies, Hillary Clinton and many those who vied for the nomination in the 2016 presidential race. 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.

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      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 ...

      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.

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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 ...

      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.

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      About Keynote Speaker Jessica Yellin

      Jessica Yellin is the Emmy and Gracie award-winning former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. She has interviewed Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George HW Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Michelle Obama, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and more. Yellin began covering then-Senator Obama during his Iowa campaign in 2008 and in 2012 helmed a documentary on President Obama’s first term. Yellin has covered Capitol Hill, domestic politics, state and national elections, the culture wars, and issues facing women in the workplace. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, DetailsEntertainment Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times.

      She is Entrepreneur in Residence at AlphaEdison, a Los Angeles-based VC fund focused on technology-based innovation, and serves as a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. She sits on the Center for Public Integrity Board of Directors and works with women’s groups on issues of media and diversity. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, California.

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