About 

  • Jessica Schneider is a justice correspondent based in Washington, D.C. In addition to being an award-winning journalist, she is also an attorney.

    Schneider was one of the first on the ground to cover the Orlando Nightclub Shooting, and reported extensively on the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla incident, and its potential legal implications.

    Prior to joining CNN, Schneider worked as a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City where she covered legal issues and law enforcement. Schneider was one block from the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013, celebrating her brother's completion of the race, when the bombs went off. She reported from the scene all week, and went back to Boston for the one-year anniversary of the attack. Schneider's legal expertise was at the forefront during WCBS' continuing coverage of the Etan Patz murder trial in New York City; she live tweeted the courtroom proceedings where cameras weren't allowed, and walked vie