• Federico Quadrani is the Executive Producer of The Lead with Jake Tapper, which airs weekdays from 4-6pm ET from CNN's Washington bureau. Launching the program in 2013, Quadrani led the The Lead's coverage through crucial news stories, from the Boston Marathon Bombings to the Paris Terror Attacks, the impeachment trials of President Trump and the CoVid pandemic. Throughout, he has worked closely with Jake Tapper on specials, prime time documentaries and contributed to CNN's signature town halls, debates and election coverage.

      Before joining CNN, Quadrani was the Executive Producer of The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd on MSNBC and prior to that, Supervising Producer at NBC's Today Show. He began his news career at ABC News' Good Morning America, where he was in the control room during the 9/11 Terror Attack. Quadrani is the recipient of four Emmy Awards and a Peabody, among other honors.

      Quadrani earned his bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University and was a directing fellow at The American Film Institute.