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Jessica Stone is a full-time Washington Correspondent for CGTN America (formerly CCTV America) who covers US economic & foreign policy from the White House.  Since joining, she has contributed to Global Business America, the World Today and the magazine show, America's Now. In 2013, she released her first documentary: Oil Sands at a Crossroads about Canada's oil sands production, and the U.S. president's role in deciding whether one of a series of controversial oil pipelines should be built.  In 2012, Jessica was the lead political reporter for CCTV America during the U.S. presidential race.  She also co-anchored coverage of the historic 2016 presidential race.  Jessica broke a series of reports on the death of Private Danny Chen, a Chinese-American soldier who was so badly hazed, he committed suicide.

Before that, she was a freelance multimedia correspondent. In 2011, she provided live coverage of the debt ceiling deal on Capitol Hill for the nation's CBS affiliates and the surprising Casey Anthony verdict for the nation's FOX affiliates.  In March 2011, she accompanied President Barack Obama on his trip to Brazil for CCTV. She also led the network's coverage of Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit in January 2011.

Jessica's political coverage includes the 2016 and 2012 presidential races, the 2014 midterm race for Senator Mitch McConnell, a 2010 interview with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the 3-way 2010 US Senate Race which resulted in the first write-in win in the US Senate since 1954 by Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Jessica also traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to cover the military commission trial of Ibrahim Al-Qosi, an associate of Osama Bin Laden. In March 2010, she spent one week in Haiti, offering live radio coverage of the UN donor conference after the January earthquake & shooting a C-SPAN documentary.

After working as a local television reporter, Jessica branched out in 2009 with a two-month trip to Afghanistan to cover the security buildup and the national presidential elections as an independent stringer for a variety of print, radio and television outlets.  She is fluent in French and a proud member of IRE.

 

Reader Comments (5)

Hi Jessica,

Nice webside. Did you survived your trip home?

Gr

Jack

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJvH

Your Web site is really cool. You are an amazing gal! Don't let them get you down.

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpenny starr

thank you so much, Jessica. Capt. Kurth is my son-in-law and I have met Hughes at Walter Reed. You have really done justice in this article and I thank you so very very much. More of these stories need to be told.

March 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Cottle

Awesome portrait.

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoZ

Great website and portrait Jess!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRudolf Arada

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