Krista Bo, CNN Audio Producer & Co-Host of CNN 5 Things
Krista Bo is a Producer and Co-Host for CNN Audio. Based in New York City, she writes and voices episodes weekly for the CNN 5 Things podcast, bringing listeners the latest headlines and key developments on the biggest stories in the US and around the world in under 5 minutes.
Bo also produces the CNN Political Briefing podcast, where episodes focus largely on elections, the current administration and its policies, and federal and state investigations into political figures.
Bo first joined CNN in 2017. Prior to working with CNN's audio team, she was a CNN Production Assistant cutting tape and producing graphics before quickly becoming a Segment Producer writing anchor scripts and commentaries. She worked predominately with CNN's weekend TV programming teams -- including SE Cupp Unfiltered, Smerconish, Newsroom and New Day -- covering topics from US politics, to global affairs, to entertainment news.
Bo has also worked on various CNN special event productions -- namely the CNN & Sesame Street town halls produced in 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis.
Bo grew up in New Jersey as the oldest daughter of four and as a CODA -- child of a deaf adult. She is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and studied Journalism and Media Studies.