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Joe Johns

Political News Correspondent (CNN)

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 Joe Johns Biography

Joe Johns is CNN's senior Washington correspondent, responsible for covering a wide range of political and breaking news stories for the network. Prior to his current role, Johns served as a justice correspondent, covering the Supreme Court, legal and crime issues. With his judicial expertise, Johns contributed to the network's breaking news coverage surrounding the Affordable Care Act as well as the controversy involving electronic monitoring and surveillance involving the National Security Agency. He is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.

Known nationally for his crime and law enforcement reporting, Johns previously served as senior correspondent covering current news events and political events across the network's programming. He contributed to the network's America's Choice 2012 election coverage, reporting at political events throughout the campaign season. He was also instrumental in the network's Emmy award-winning election coverage. Johns joined CNN as a congressional correspondent in January 2004.

Prior to joining CNN, Johns covered events on Capitol Hill, at the White House and at the Pentagon for more than 10 years with NBC News. He covered numerous breaking news and political stories at NBC, including the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, the entire ""Beltway Sniper"" saga and the Sago Mine disaster in January 2006. He also broke the story of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's first indictment on conspiracy charges and he traveled to Haiti with Marines ordered by Clinton to assist in that country's transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. He was among the NBC Nightly News team to receive an Edward R. Murrow Award for his ""Beltway Sniper"" reporting.

Johns first came to Washington, D.C., in 1983 when he joined WRC-TV, an NBC affiliate. There, he won an Emmy for his reporting on the violent tactics used by the Nation of Islam to rid a district neighborhood of drugs. Before joining WRC-TV, Johns was a reporter at WSOC-TV, in Charlotte, N.C. He began his TV career as a reporter and anchor in 1980 at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, W.Va.

His reporting contributed to two 2011 Emmy Awards for Anderson Cooper 360°'s Haiti earthquake coverage. Johns is the recipient of two National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence awards. He was honored first in 2005 for a profile on lynching survivor James Cameron and then again in 2007 for a series of pieces on environmental injustice. He contributed to CNN's Emmy award-winning Election Night coverage in 2012 and 2006 and he was a member of the Peabody Award-winning Best Political Team on Television throughout the America Votes 2008 election coverage. He has also reported and narrated documentaries for CNN on the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, and on allegations of voter suppression and fraud in national elections.

Johns is a former chairman of the executive committee of Correspondents of the Congressional Radio and Television Galleries and president of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association. He is also a former member of the board of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Marshall University in Huntington and a law degree from American University.

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Speaking Topics
  • How to make it in the world when you don't come from money, power, or fame.

    This is an inspirational speech. Its not always easy to find your place in the world, especially if you had a modest start. Growing up in the Midwest, I wasn't lucky enough to have wealthy parents. They couldn't afford an Ivy League education for me. But with a combination of hard work, some good books, and a little bit of luck, I ended up in a fascinating career, watching history, and sharing what I saw with millions of viewers all over the world. The key? Positive thinking and never giving up.

  • The Scandals

    From Jim and Tammi Bakker, to the Iran Contra Affair, to Marion Barry, Monica Lewinsky, Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton's Emails, and Russian interference in the last election, there are some common threads that run through the great American scandals of our generation --even beyond sex, power, greed and hubris. I was present for many of these, a ringside seat. There are many things to learn from these. One thing that's always true: the news stories we cant stop watching tell us as much about the consumers of news as about the characters involved in the drama.

  • Q & A on the last election and the current administration

    What on earth is happening in Washington and why doesn't it make any sense?

  • Diversity in a center-right America

    Does it even matter to have multiple cultural viewpoints anymore in a country that seems inclined to look inward?

  • Social Media and National Politics

    In the course of one generation social media has launched an enormous shift in politics here and overseas. Instead of angry letters between envoys, allies and adversaries express their national interests on Twitter. Political movements communicate their goals and plans on of Facebook. American decision makers reach out to their grassroots supporters and communicate their policy goals to other government leaders using social media long before they submit any formal proposals. In the nineties, political negotiation via cable news was a real thing. But social media has inserted an entirely new dynamic: Negotiation in 140 characters or less

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  • HOW TO BOOK Joe Johns?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Johns for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Johns, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Johns or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Joe Johns?

    Booking fees for Joe Johns, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Johns, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Joe Johns?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Johns for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Johns for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Johns or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Johns or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Joe Johns

Political News Correspondent (CNN)

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Joe Johns Biography

Joe Johns is CNN's senior Washington correspondent, responsible for covering a wide range of political and breaking news stories for the network. Prior to his current role, Johns served as a justice correspondent, covering the Supreme Court, legal and crime issues. With his judicial expertise, Johns contributed to the network's breaking news coverage surrounding the Affordable Care Act as well as the controversy involving electronic monitoring and surveillance involving the National Security Agency. He is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.

Known nationally for his crime and law enforcement reporting, Johns previously served as senior correspondent covering current news events and political events across the network's programming. He contributed to the network's America's Choice 2012 election coverage, reporting at political events throughout the campaign season. He was also instrumental in the network's Emmy award-winning election coverage. Johns joined CNN as a congressional correspondent in January 2004.

Prior to joining CNN, Johns covered events on Capitol Hill, at the White House and at the Pentagon for more than 10 years with NBC News. He covered numerous breaking news and political stories at NBC, including the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, the entire ""Beltway Sniper"" saga and the Sago Mine disaster in January 2006. He also broke the story of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's first indictment on conspiracy charges and he traveled to Haiti with Marines ordered by Clinton to assist in that country's transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. He was among the NBC Nightly News team to receive an Edward R. Murrow Award for his ""Beltway Sniper"" reporting.

Johns first came to Washington, D.C., in 1983 when he joined WRC-TV, an NBC affiliate. There, he won an Emmy for his reporting on the violent tactics used by the Nation of Islam to rid a district neighborhood of drugs. Before joining WRC-TV, Johns was a reporter at WSOC-TV, in Charlotte, N.C. He began his TV career as a reporter and anchor in 1980 at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, W.Va.

His reporting contributed to two 2011 Emmy Awards for Anderson Cooper 360°'s Haiti earthquake coverage. Johns is the recipient of two National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence awards. He was honored first in 2005 for a profile on lynching survivor James Cameron and then again in 2007 for a series of pieces on environmental injustice. He contributed to CNN's Emmy award-winning Election Night coverage in 2012 and 2006 and he was a member of the Peabody Award-winning Best Political Team on Television throughout the America Votes 2008 election coverage. He has also reported and narrated documentaries for CNN on the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, and on allegations of voter suppression and fraud in national elections.

Johns is a former chairman of the executive committee of Correspondents of the Congressional Radio and Television Galleries and president of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association. He is also a former member of the board of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Marshall University in Huntington and a law degree from American University.

Joe Johns Videos

  • Joe Johns Teen Violence
  • CNN's Joe Johns Reports On Mitt Romney's Problem
  • CNN Correspondent Joe Johns Interview - YouTube

Joe Johns Speaking Topics

  • How to make it in the world when you don't come from money, power, or fame.

    This is an inspirational speech. Its not always easy to find your place in the world, especially if you had a modest start. Growing up in the Midwest, I wasn't lucky enough to have wealthy parents. They couldn't afford an Ivy League education for me. But with a combination of hard work, some good books, and a little bit of luck, I ended up in a fascinating career, watching history, and sharing what I saw with millions of viewers all over the world. The key? Positive thinking and never giving up.

  • The Scandals

    From Jim and Tammi Bakker, to the Iran Contra Affair, to Marion Barry, Monica Lewinsky, Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton's Emails, and Russian interference in the last election, there are some common threads that run through the great American scandals of our generation --even beyond sex, power, greed and hubris. I was present for many of these, a ringside seat. There are many things to learn from these. One thing that's always true: the news stories we cant stop watching tell us as much about the consumers of news as about the characters involved in the drama.

  • Q & A on the last election and the current administration

    What on earth is happening in Washington and why doesn't it make any sense?

  • Diversity in a center-right America

    Does it even matter to have multiple cultural viewpoints anymore in a country that seems inclined to look inward?

  • Social Media and National Politics

    In the course of one generation social media has launched an enormous shift in politics here and overseas. Instead of angry letters between envoys, allies and adversaries express their national interests on Twitter. Political movements communicate their goals and plans on of Facebook. American decision makers reach out to their grassroots supporters and communicate their policy goals to other government leaders using social media long before they submit any formal proposals. In the nineties, political negotiation via cable news was a real thing. But social media has inserted an entirely new dynamic: Negotiation in 140 characters or less

FAQs on booking Joe Johns

  • How to book Joe Johns?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Johns for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Johns, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Johns or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joe Johns?

    Booking fees for Joe Johns, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Johns, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joe Johns?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Johns for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Johns for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Johns or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Johns or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joe Johns is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joe Johns for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Joe Johns generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Gloria Borger, Angela Rye, April Ryan and Joy-Ann Reid. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joe Johns for an upcoming event.

Joe Johns Speaker Videos

  • Joe Johns Teen Violence
    CNN's Joe Johns Reports On Mitt Romney's Problem
  • CNN Correspondent Joe Johns Interview - YouTube
    CNN'S JOE JOHNS: 'NOT CLEAR' HOW MANY TIMES OBAMA ...

Joe Johns Speaking Topics

  • How to make it in the world when you don't come from money, power, or fame.

    This is an inspirational speech. Its not always easy to find your place in the world, especially if you had a modest start. Growing up in the Midwest, I wasn't lucky enough to have wealthy parents. They couldn't afford an Ivy League education for me. But with a combination of hard work, some good books, and a little bit of luck, I ended up in a fascinating career, watching history, and sharing what I saw with millions of viewers all over the world. The key? Positive thinking and never giving up.

  • The Scandals

    From Jim and Tammi Bakker, to the Iran Contra Affair, to Marion Barry, Monica Lewinsky, Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton's Emails, and Russian interference in the last election, there are some common threads that run through the great American scandals of our generation --even beyond sex, power, greed and hubris. I was present for many of these, a ringside seat. There are many things to learn from these. One thing that's always true: the news stories we cant stop watching tell us as much about the consumers of news as about the characters involved in the drama.

  • Q & A on the last election and the current administration

    What on earth is happening in Washington and why doesn't it make any sense?

  • Diversity in a center-right America

    Does it even matter to have multiple cultural viewpoints anymore in a country that seems inclined to look inward?

  • Social Media and National Politics

    In the course of one generation social media has launched an enormous shift in politics here and overseas. Instead of angry letters between envoys, allies and adversaries express their national interests on Twitter. Political movements communicate their goals and plans on of Facebook. American decision makers reach out to their grassroots supporters and communicate their policy goals to other government leaders using social media long before they submit any formal proposals. In the nineties, political negotiation via cable news was a real thing. But social media has inserted an entirely new dynamic: Negotiation in 140 characters or less

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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