Jessica Yellin is a graduate of Harvard University. She is the former Chief White House correspondent for CNN and an Emmy and Gracie award winning political journalist reporting for CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC. She has interviewed Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George HW Bush; First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush; and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Hive, The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly and The Los Angeles Times. She is founder of NewsNotNoise.org, a seed-stage multi-platform media brand that will bring news from women for everyone. Yellin is a fellow with the USC Annenberg Center on Communications Leadership and Policy and sits on the board of the Center for Public Integrity. Yellin lives in Los Angeles.
About the Book:
It is not fake news that the world of journalism has changed radically—due both to outside forces and to pressures from within. Jessica Yellin, the Emmy Award-winning political journalist and former chief White House Correspondent for CNN has witnessed it all firsthand. And as Page Six has said, "She clearly knows where many bodies are buried." In her first novel, Savage News, the seasoned reporter unearths some of those bodies in a often hilarious, sometimes disturbing cautionary tale about the state of the media today and one undaunted woman reporter's determination to rise above the swamp and report the news.
After toiling in the journalistic trenches for more than a decade, Natalie Savage has the chance to become the White House Correspondent for the underdog news network ATN. But new management cares only about ratings and comes up with the idea of pitting Natalie and her competition—an inexperienced pretty boy—against each other to gain the viewers' affections. Winner takes all—the prized White House gig. It is not long before N