Jessica Yellin Biography
Jessica 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. She began reporting for CNN as the network’s senior political correspondent in 2007. Her debut novel, Savage News, was published in April 2019.
Jessica Yellin Age
She was born on February 25, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jessica Yellin Height
She is five feet nine inches tall.
Jessica Yellin Education
Jessica attended St. Augustine-by-the-Sea elementary school (now named Crossroads Elementary, of the Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences) in Santa Monica, California. She was president of her high school graduating class at The Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. She also graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Jessica Yellin Parents
She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to Jewish parents Ira Edward Yellin and Adele Marilyn. Her late father, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was a prominent real estate developer and former president of the American Jewish Committee. Her mother (now retired) worked as the head of Grand Central Market, a historic food hall in downtown L.A.
Jessica Yellin Siblings
She has one brother, Seth.
Jessica Yellin Husband
Information about her partner is undisclosed.
Jessica Yellin Kids
She doesn’t have kids.
Jessica Yellin CNN
Jessica is CNN’s chief White House correspondent based in the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau. She was named to the position in June 2011.
Prior to her current position, she served as national political correspondent starting in January 2009. She covered vital stories on politics, policy and culture across CNN programs. In 2010, she won a Gracie Award for her reporting on the intersection of women and politics.
She joined CNN as a Capitol Hill correspondent in August 2007. Prior to CNN, she was a White House correspondent for ABC News. She began with ABC in July 2003 and reported on politics and culture for such programs as World News, Good Morning America and Nightline.
Prior to joining ABC News, Yellin was 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.
Jessica Yellin Savage News
Yellin’s debut novel, Savage News, takes place in a strangely glossy Washington, DC, similar to the one we saw on “The West Wing.” Like the TV show, the book hints at the problems of today, but without the angry bite of terror that is our current reality.
Instead of Martin Sheen, the president in Savage News is a former governor of Colorado, an educated and thoughtful oil tycoon. His wife is a former Miss Venezuela with an engineering degree — a character detail that makes her feel like a cross between Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.
Savage News tells the story of Natalie Savage, a young, attractive TV reporter caught between ethics and good ratings when she’s given a chance of a lifetime to work as a temporary White House correspondent. The plot centers around Natalie desperately trying to please her network (whose standards are The Devil Wears Prada outrageous) while tracking down the first lady, who has gone missing.
Jessica Yellin Net Worth
Her net worth is under review.
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