Jill Dougherty

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Jill Dougherty is an American reporter and journalist who worked as an anchor and foreign affairs correspondent for CNN.[1] She was part of the CNN team that won the 1993 American Journalism Review Award for Best White House Coverage. She was born in 1949. She began her career as a Russian-language broadcaster and writer for Voice of America, U.S.S.R. Division. She was a Benton Fellow in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago and studied at Leningrad State University, U.S.S.R. She holds a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.[2] After 30 years at CNN, she left in in 2013,[3] but remains a foreign affairs correspondent. Based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau, Dougherty covers U.S. foreign policy.[4] She is currently a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Dougherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 at age 50.[6]


  1. ^ "CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters". CNN. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Anchor reporter
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/dougherty.jill.html
  5. ^ Harvard faculty
  6. ^ Krinsky, Alissa (September 5, 2009). "Jill Dougherty Says Cancer Taught Her "What Really Mattered"". MediaBistro - TVNewser. Retrieved 26 December 2012.