CNN Politics Polling Director
Jennifer Agiesta is Director of Polling and Election Analytics at CNN.
Jennifer Agiesta is Director of Polling and Election Analytics at CNN. Named to the position in January 2015, Agiesta produces all the network's polling and leads its Election Night decision team, while guiding CNN's reporting on the use of polls. She works out of CNN's Washington DC bureau.
Prior to joining CNN, Agiesta served as director of polling at The Associated Press. There, she ran a two-person polling unit, conducting domestic and international survey research for the news cooperative and leading its election night exit poll coverage. She has also covered polling at The Washington Post, launching the site's polling blog Behind the Numbers, and helped build the National Election Pool exit poll operation at Edison Research. Prior to her media work, Agiesta worked on messaging research with DC firms Belden, Russonello and Stewart and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.
Agiesta holds a bachelors degree from Washington and Lee University, and is a native of Long Island.