Jessica Yellin Biography
Jessica Yellin is a veteran American journalist who is best known for her service as the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN in Washington, D.C. from 2011 to 2013. She started reporting fr CNN as the network’s senior political correspondent in 2007, covering the White House, Capitol Hill, and domestic politics. In addition, Yellin authored a book titled ‘Savage News’ which was published in 2019.
During her service as the Chief White House Correspondent, Jessica was dubbed as “one of the most powerful women in Washington”. After her main course of work, Yellin founded a media platform named #NewsNotNoise which shares its daily news reports on Instagram under the account @JessicaYellin. Notably, Yellin reported on politics for ABC News, CNN as a White House correspondent, and MSNBC as a correspondent and overnight anchor.
Jessica Yellin Age
How old is Jessica Yellin? Yellin is 52 years old as of 2023. She was born Jessica Sage Yellin, on February 25, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on February 25th every year.
Jessica Yellin Family
Yellin is the firstborn daughter of Ira Yellin and Marilyn Yellin. Ira was a renowned real estate developer in Los Angeles who used to restore older homes as well as neighborhoods. He was also a past president of the American Jewish Committee. In addition, she has one sibling brother named Seth Yellin.
Jessica Yellin Husband
Yellin is currently single. She has not yet revealed any details about her love affairs. We promise to update this section once the information is available in the public domain.
Jessica Yellin Education
Yellin attended St. Augustine-by-the-Sea elementary school(currently the Crossroads Elementary, of the Crossroads Schools for the Arts and Sciences) in Santa Monica, California. She later joined The Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles where she served as the school president. After successfully completing high school, Yellin graduated from Havard College magna cum laude where she was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Jessica Yellin CNN
Yellin joined CNN in August 2007, first serving as the Capitol Hill correspondent. As Chief White House Correspondent, Yellin conducted an in-depth interview with President Barack Obama, an interview that aired throughout the Democratic Convention, helping in shaping the network’s coverage.
Moreover, she provided breaking news and analysis on President Obama’s administration, State Secretary Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, House Speaker John Boehner, and former top economist Larry Summers.
Before she assumed this position, Yellin served as National Political Correspondent at CNN where she traveled the country covering hotly contested races during the network’s 2008 and 2012 ‘America Votes’ election coverage. In addition, she also covered significant policy debates in Washington, including the push to reform the financial regulatory system.
Prior to joining CNN, Yellin worked with ABC in July 2003 and focused on politics and culture for programs such as World News, Nightline, and Good Morning America.
Before her job at ABC, Jessica was a night reporter and MSNBC correspondent. At the station, she covered the 2000 recount in Florida as a general assignment reporter for WTVT-TV in Tampa. This was after starting her career as a general assignment reporter for Orlando’s 24-hour cable news station, Central Florida News 13, in 1998. A year after, she was promoted to serve as a morning anchor.
She is also an established writer. Her writing was published in The New York Times, Information and Entertainment Monthly, and The Los Angeles Times. She also worked as a writer for George Magazine based in Los Angeles.
Jessica Yellin Net Worth
Yellin has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a journalist.
Why did Jessica Yellin leave CNN?
Yellin was reportedly unhappy with her shift of roles in the network. Starting in August 2013, she was made the Chief Internal Relations Officer while also working as a fill-in anchor, a move that made her quit in October 2013.