About 

  • Felicia Patinkin is Senior Producer for CNN Audio where she oversees editorial direction and day-to-day operations of several CNN podcasts and manages a talented team of correspondents and audio producers. Since joining CNN in April 2020, she has led the production of CNN's award winning daily podcast series Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (now known as Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta). She also developed and launched Silence is Not an Option with Don Lemon in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

    Patinkin has extensive experience in the field and in the newsroom. Before joining CNN, she produced a series of documentaries on the climate and immigration crises. At ABC News, she worked as a Producer and Senior Producer for broadcasts including Good Morning America, World News Tonight and 20/20. Prior to that, she was a show producer for NBC Nightly News and an NBC News off-air reporter for multiple political campaigns. Her work includes investigations of unscrupulous egg producers and campaign donors, profiles of celebrities and everyday people making a difference. She also has a deep appreciation for pop culture, especially 1980's teen movies. She began her career working an overnight shift as a PA for NBC's Today Show and moonlighting on weekends as a script runner for NBC Sports.

    Over the course of her career, Patinkin has been honored with several awards including News and Documentary Emmys, a Peabody, Alfred I. duPont and Edward R. Murrow Awards.

    Patinkin graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School with a Bachelor of Arts in Television, Radio, Film and Political Science. She lives in New York with her family.