Jessica Yellin is the founder of News Not Noise, a social media platform aimed at delivering the news in a calm, unbiased, factual manner that won’t leave you feeling yelled at and anxious but rather more informed and able to form intelligent opinions.
In this SheSez podcast episode, the award-winning journalist shares with Linda how she worked in news for 17 years, paying her dues at the local level and then at several national cable outlets. She felt like she’d reached the top when she became chief White House correspondent for CNN. But in 2018, after 8 years at CNN, Jessica was dissatisfied at the way the media delivered the news, focusing on the conflict—rarely providing backstory or context.
She left the network in 2018, wrote a book (Savage News), and then founded News Not Noise. After a shout out from celebrities like Jennifer Garner and Amy Schumer, News Not Noise got on the map and currently Jessica has a dedicated audience of 800,000. To put this in perspective: more people watch her today than when she was at CNN.
Follow Jessica on Insta and FB @jessicayellin or go to newsnotnoise.com
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