About 

  • Julia Jones is an award-winning journalist based out of CNN's New York Bureau, covering stories that touch the northeast of the United States and eastern Canada.

    Since joining CNN in 2015, she's covered hurricanes Maria and Irma, presidential trips, terror attacks, plane crashes and the investigation into President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen.

    Jones was part of the CNN team nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award for the coverage of Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, and who won the Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of Hurricane Maria's devastating impact in Puerto Rico in 2018.

    Prior to the New York Bureau, Jones was an assignment editor at the International Desk in Atlanta, where she led editorial efforts on the LaMia plane crash and the ensuing Chapecoense tragedy, the food shortages and political crisis in Venezuela, the ousting of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, among other Latin American stories. She also traveled to cover President Barack Obama's last trip in office, to Peru, and the countdown to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Jones played an integral role in CNN Money's investigation into one of the world's longest-running scams, the five-part Maria Duval series.

    Before CNN, Jones was a radio producer in Montreal, Canada, where she covered everything from riots to provincial elections and snowstorms. Born and raised in Brazil, she speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and French. Follow her on Twitter @juliatjones.