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Jessica Yellin

Award-winning Journalist and 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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet Jessica Yellin

An astute political journalist, Jessica Yellin gives audiences an inside look at the issues and personalities shaping current events.

Jessica 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. As former chief White House correspondent for CNN, campaign reporter covering candidates Clinton and Obama in 2008, and a reporter on Capitol Hill and at the Bush White House, she specialized in explaining beltway dynamics in ways that make Washington feel more accessible to outsiders.  Yellin keeps audiences engaged – whether interviewing Presidents, first ladies, CEOs or celebrities, she has a knack for easily moving between thought-provoking-issue debates and more personal, revealing discussions.

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