Eason Jordan

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1960 –

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Who is Eason Jordan?

Eason T. Jordan is the general manager of NowThis News, an upstart video news network distributed primarily via mobile devices and social networks.The New York-based company debuted in the fall of 2012. Its primary audience is the digital generation, millennials. In its first months since launch, NowThis News garnered viewers in 216 nations and territories.

From 2005 until 2012, Jordan was an entrepreneur who launched and led several small companies, including Poll Position, Headline Apps, and Praedict.

Prior to that, he worked for 23 years at CNN, where he served as the network's chief news executive and president of newsgathering and international networks. He is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and the DuPont-Columbia Award. At the age of 31, he received the Livingston Award's "Special Citation For Outstanding Achievement" for coverage of the Gulf War, the Soviet crisis, and the African famine. The Livingston Awards for excellence by professionals under the age of 35 are the largest all-media, general reporting prizes in American journalism. He studied journalism at Georgia State University.

Jordan serves on the leadership council of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the North America board of the International News Safety Institute, the board of directors of the Fugees Family, and the advisory board of Peacetree Productions. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the ONE Campaign.

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Born
Oct 16, 1960

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on July 23, 2013

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