Jessica Yellin

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Date of Birth February 25, 1971
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California
Age 49 years old
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Jessica Yellin

Jessica Sage Yellin is an American journalist. Focused primarily on politics, she was the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN in Washington, D.C.from 2011 to 2013. Described as "one of the most influential women in Washington," Yellin began reporting for CNN as the network's senior political correspondent in 2007, covering Capitol Hill, domestic politics and the White House. Her debut novel, Savage News, was published in April 2019.

Born: Jessica Sage Yellin, Feb 25, 1971, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education: Harvard University
Occupation: Broadcast journalist
Parent(s): Adele Adest Yellin, Ira Edward Yellin
Awards: Emmy Award (Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story), Gracie Award (Outstanding Hard News Feature), Peabody Award (Best Political Team on Television)

About Jessica Yellin

Journalist primarily focused on politics. She served as CNN's Chief White House Correspondent from 2011 to 2013 and has been a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Integrity.

Before Fame

She graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude where she was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She began her broadcast career in 1998 as a general assignment reporter for Orlando's 24-hour cable news channel, Central Florida News 13 and then moved on to subsequent positions at MSNBC, ABC News and finally, CNN.


Prior to working as the White House correspondent, she covered Capitol Hill for CNN starting in 2007.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to Jewish parents Ira and Adele Yellin. Her father was a prominent real estate developer and former president of the American Jewish Committee.


She's interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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