Anchors & Reporters
Sohn Jie-Ae

Sohn Jie-Ae is CNN's correspondent based in Seoul, named to this position in 1995. Sohn joined the network in 1994, serving as CNN's part-time Seoul correspondent until May 1995.

She has covered numerous events for CNN from Korea, including the recent South Korean elections; the fatal collapse of a Sampoong department store, Korea's worst peacetime disaster; and the arrest of former Korean Presidents Roh Tae-Woo and Chun Doo-Hwan for securing secret political funds and for their involvement in halting the 1980 pro-democracy movement in Kwangju. She also has provided continuous reports on the Korean peninsula's North-South border tensions, including intrusions into the de-militarized zone.

Before joining CNN, she was a New York Times correspondent for three years. She reported on Korea's developing economy for the English-language magazine Business Korea and also has been published in leading international publications, including U.S. News and World Report, Fortune and The Times. Sohn is fluent in Korean.

 

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