Brynn Gingras is a New York City based correspondent covering major breaking news events for the network.
Since joining CNN in March 2016, she’s led the network’s coverage in major stories like the college admissions scandal, Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her reporting also covers domestic terrorist attacks, protests against police brutality, extreme weather events and law enforcement.
The Connecticut native comes to the network from NBC’s New York affiliate where she reported live in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Brynn captured the first pictures of the iconic boardwalk roller coaster floating in the ocean which earned her recognition from Twitter as a “2012 Top Tweet”. Brynn was also on the front lines during the Newtown massacre and the Boston Marathon bombings. Her investigative reporting includes exposing the fraudulent practices of a gay former Marine turned waitress who claimed a New Jersey family didn’t tip because of her sexuality. The exclusive interview with the deceived family gained international exposure. Brynn’s coverage over her career has earned her an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Emmy and three regional Emmys.
Brynn also reported for affiliate stations WVIT in Hartford, Connecticut and anchored for the CNN affiliate KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri. She covered the trials and sentencing for Cheshire home invasion suspects Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, Hurricane Irene and the appeals of Ryan Ferguson. Brynn began her career with CBS News’ documentaries division in New York City. There, she contributed to pieces on the Iraq War, Michael Jackson trial, Hurricane Katrina and the BTK arrest.
Brynn graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a concentration in Sociology. She spent much of her four years on the basketball court as the starting point guard for the Bulldogs and served as captain her senior year. Now, she volunteer coaches with an inner city AAU program. Follow Brynn on social media: @BrynnCNN