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Jennifer Avellino


Jennifer joined CNN in 1990 after working as a local radio reporter in Vermont. She initially worked for three years in the network’s New York bureau as a producer of "Sonya Live!" and subsequently produced many of CNN’s Washington-based political talk shows, including "Crossfire," "Inside Politics Weekend," "Late Edition" and "Evans & Novak." From 1998 to 2006, she was the senior producer of "Reliable Sources," CNN’s media criticism program, hosted by Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz. During her tenure at CNN she also covered every presidential campaign and almost all of the national political conventions.