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Joie Chen

Joie Chen (BSJ82, MSJ83) was named the host of "America Tonight," Al Jazeera America's daily prime time news and current affairs magazine program in July 2013. She is also principal for Way Forward Media, a media and branding consulting company. Before that, she was Executive Vice President for Branded News Worldwide, which created online platforms for organizations and industries to deliver news and information to niche audiences. She is responsible for helping to develop news and programming models for clients, building and staffing newsrooms, and creating new lines of business. She joined Branded News after 25 years as an internationally recognized television journalist. Prior to that, she was a CBS News correspondent based in Washington, D.C., covering the White House and Capitol Hill and a frequent contributor to the network’s long-form news program, CBS Sunday Morning. Prior to her work at CBS News, Chen was a long-time anchor and correspondent for CNN and CNN International. She anchored the network’s flagship program, The World Today, and created the network’s first interactive news program, NewsSite with Joie Chen. She has been honored with two national Emmy awards; the Gerald Loeb awards in financial journalism awards recognized her for business reporting, and she has received numerous other awards for journalism and leadership in the industry. She lives near Washington, D.C.