Joe Sutton is an overnight news editor at CNN, and tackles newsgathering across the U.S. and Canada. An Atlanta native, Joe is an avid entertainment news consumer known for his keen sense of men's fashion.
Joe began his career at age 15 as a volunteer meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia. A year later, he joined CNN, where he has worked in various capacities, including serving as a producer for CNN Newsroom live broadcasts (weekdays and weekends) and CNN International live broadcasts.
He served as an intern for NBC, where he covered the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He has also briefly worked for U.S. Congressman David Scott in his Atlanta area district offices. He has been part of CNN teams that have won two Peabody Awards: for coverage of the Gulf oil spill in 2010 and the Arab Spring uprising in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011.
Joe plays a leading role in covering major U.S. and international news events across CNN platforms on a daily basis. Among the most notable stories he's worked on in recent years are the death of "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker; the Ebola scare in the U.S.; the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; actor Tracy Morgan's near fatal car accident; Superstorm Sandy; the Colorado movie theater shooting; the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting; the extramarital affair of Gen. David Petraeus; the fall of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong; the Boston Marathon bombings; the downfall of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the involvement of Alex Rodriguez and other Major League Baseball players in performance-enhancing drugs.
He was involved in covering the 2013 Academy Awards for CNN in Los Angeles. He has also interviewed many celebrities and other entertainment figures for news stories.
He shares this experience as a motivational speaker, aiming to inspire and teach young people how to achieve success in corporate America. He graduated from Oglethorpe University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Political Science.