About 

  • Vanessa Yurkevich is a business and politics reporter for CNN, covering the intersection of business and politics across CNN's television and digital platforms.

    In this role, Yurkevich covered the historic government shutdown -- traveling across the country speaking to impacted workers. She also covered the historic flooding in the Midwest and its impact on farmers there. She regularly travels to the heartland to speak to voters to get the pulse of the people.

    Yurkevich has also interviewed 2020 presidential candidates including Beto O'Rourke, Governor Jay Inslee, and perspective candidate Howard Schultz.

    She has also reported extensively on immigration and has spent time reporting from the US-Mexico border. Yurkevich got rare access to the US Border Patrol Academy and produced a three part series called 'The Green Wall' after spending months imbedded with three border patrol agents.

    Yurkevich also embarked on a one-month road trip for CNN's award-winning #MyVote Campaign Camper tour, traveling the country in the final weeks of the 2016 election, speaking with Americans about the issues that matter to them. She spent Election Night 2016 anchoring CNN's digital coverage from the Empire State Building which won an Edward R. Murrow, Webby and PROMAXBDA award.

    She's also exclusively interviewed Richard Branson about his new Virgin Hotel chain, along with billionaires Tommy Hilfiger and Related CEO, Stephen Ross. She's sat down with Arianna Huffington, singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, and Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.

    Before joining CNN, Yurkevich worked for Blouin Artinfo, NY1 News and NY1 Noticias, BBC, The New York Times -- The Local, and Associated Press Television in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    She received the Scripps Howard Immigration Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists and the Knight Foundation's US - Russia Young Media Professionals Fellowship.

    Yurkevich is fluent in Spanish and received her bachelor's degree from Fordham University in Communications and Spanish. She also holds a certificate for Polish language from Hunter College.