Edvige Jean-François

DHi External Advisor, CNN

Edvige Jean-François received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Hamilton College. She also studied Art History and Literature in Madrid, Spain and earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. She is a producer at CNN International’s Special Projects Unit, where she produces news features and specials. She is based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta. A native of Haiti, she was part of the award-winning CNN news team that covered the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her language skills and familiarity with the country contributed significantly to the network’s coverage. She has continued to cover developments in Haiti, including the displaced communities and efforts to rebuild the country. Previously, she was based at CNN Washington, covering domestic news and politics. She regularly produced reports for “American Morning” and “The Situation Room.” She was a contributor to CNN’s George Foster Peabody award for coverage of the 2008 presidential primary campaigns & debates. Before joining CNN, she was a White House producer for Associated Press Television News. She began her journalism career at ABC News in New York.