Jill Dougherty is a White House correspondent for CNN. She is responsible for reporting on presidential activities both at home and abroad. She has reported on major world events, including the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Moscow Coup, and national stories such as the 1992 campaign.
Jill Dougherty joined the CNN Washington, D.C. bureau in August of 1991. She was assigned to the White House, covering both the Bush and Clinton presidencies. Previously, Dougherty worked in CNN's Chicago bureau from 1983 - 1985. She worked subsequently as a freelance correspondent for CNN in Chicago, Washington, Moscow and Miami.
In addition to her work for CNN, Dougherty has been a correspondent for WMAQ-TV in Chicago and has done freelance assignments for Fox Television, National Public Radio, Entertainment Tonight and Disney Productions. She began her career as a Russian-language broadcaster and writer for Voice of America, U.S.S.R. Division.
Dougherty was a Benton Fellow in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago. She studied at Leningrad State University, U.S.S.R. She holds a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.