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Joie Chen

Joie Chen (BSJ82, MSJ83) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997.

Chen is a veteran network news journalist. She previously hosted "America Tonight," Al Jazeera America's daily prime time news and current affairs magazine program for three years.

She also is 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.

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, and the Gerald Loeb awards in financial journalism have honored her for business reporting.