About 

  • Jamie Gangel, an award-winning veteran correspondent, joined CNN in August 2015.

    Prior to that, Gangel had been at NBC News since 1983 and spent nearly two decades as National Correspondent for TODAY, covering a variety of issues, from popular culture to hard news.

    As TODAY National Correspondent, Gangel has become well known for her long-format features and interviews, profiling everyone from presidents and celebrities to ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Among her many exclusives, Gangel has profiled presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, as well as dozens of prominent newsmakers including Vice President Dick Cheney, first lady Laura Bush, first lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Chris Christie and Donald Trump.

    Over her career Gangel made headlines with many other exclusive interviews, such as radio host Rush Limbaugh, Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist, the first interview with Linda Tripp, legendary American artist Andrew Wyeth, the only television interview with actor Robert Downey Jr. while he was in California State prison, Florida Governor Jeb Bush on his daughter Noelle's battle with drug addiction, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and businessman Ross Perot.

    In the arts, Gangel has interviewed rock legends Eric Clapton and Keith Richards as well as ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov, cellist Yo Yo Ma, Arthur Miller, George Lucas, Quincy Jones, and the legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. She has also profiled man