Executive producer Education: Georgetown University, BS in International Diplomacy from the School of Foreign Service; Georgetown University, MA in Communications, Culture and Technology
Michelle Jaconi runs the Creative Video team at The Washington Post, which creates video programming for on site and OTT platforms.
Prior to The Post, Jaconi served as executive editor at the Independent Journal Review (IJR). In that role for the 2016 election, Jaconi created signature videos for one of America’s largest mobile audiences, partnered with ABC news for a presidential debate, pitched and executed video series for both Rock the Vote and YouTube and launched a national newsletter.
Prior to IJR, Jaconi founded CNN’s Cross Platform Programming unit, which led breaking news and political coverage across CNN’s television networks, digital properties and mobile apps. In that role, Jaconi executed editorial partnerships with companies such as Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter and produced live programming specials on CNN’s television networks, website and social channels.
In her six years at CNN, Jaconi launched and led programs in every television day part, most recently with the rebirth of “Inside Politics.” As an executive producer, she ran control rooms and hired teams for both television and digital arms of CNN. She also co-wrote a daily political newsletter during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Jaconi’s proudest journalistic achievements at CNN were serving on the presidential debate team and creating CNN’s “State of the Union” program, where she pitched, sold and executed a 50 state tour of America during the first year of the Obama administration.
Prior to joining CNN, Jaconi spent 12 years at NBC’s “Meet the Press with Tim Russert,” which earned numerous awards including the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Media for the “Meet the Press Senate Debate Series.”
Honors & Awards:
National Emmy Award, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Event, Election night 2008 (NBC), Election night 2012 (CNN).
Peabody Award, CNN's Coverage of the Arab Spring.
Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Media, Meet the Press (Repeat Winner).
Professional Affiliations: Advisory Board, Georgetown University, Institute of Politics and Public Service; National Advisory Board, the Poynter Institute (2008-9) Foreign languages spoken: Spanish