Vanessa Yurkevich is a digital correspondent for CNNMoney who covers travel and real estate. Yurkevich established this new beat and creates original video content for all of CNN's platforms with a focus on American business.

    She's exclusively interviewed Richard Branson about his new Virgin Hotel chain. She's interviewed billionaires Tommy Hilfiger about his new hotel and Related CEO Stephen Ross about and the Hudson Yards development for the real estate franchise Behind these Walls. And she sat down with Compton's Mayor Aja Brown about gang prevention initiatives, which develops relationships with gang members in order to revitalize one of the most dangerous cities in America.

    Yurkevich is the correspondent for CNNMoney franchises including, A Gentleman's Guide, and World's Coolest Unknown Places where she's traveled across the US to a mirconation in Nevada, an underground zipline in Kentucky, and an English castle in Seattle. She also anchors for CNN Newsource live from the NASDAQ market site.

    Before coming to CNN, Yurkevich helped launch the digital team at Blouin Artinfo where she reported on art, luxury, and travel.

    Yurkevich is fluent in Spanish and worked at NY1 News and NY1 Noticias where she covered immigration, politics, and travel. She's also reported for BBC, The New York Times -- The Local, and Associated Press Television in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    She received the Scripps Howard Immigration Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists and the Knight Foundation's US - Russia Young Media Professionals Fellowship where she spent a month in Russia reporting for Russia's TV3.

    Yurkevich received her bachelor's degree from Fordham University in communications and Spanish. She also holds a certificate for Polish language from Hunter College.