Jessica Stone is a Washington Correspondent for CGTN America, focusing on American politics, trade, and economics coverage.
Before coming to CGTN America as a staff correspondent, she worked as a freelance correspondent for CGTN America in Washington.
Jessica has been a freelance multimedia correspondent in the nation´s capitol since 2007, working for CBS News and FOX News, among others. In 2011, she provided live coverage of the debt ceiling deal on Capitol Hill to the nation´s CBS affiliates. She also had a front-row seat at the Casey Anthony trial verdict in Orlando, Fla. as a correspondent for the nation´s FOX affiliates.
In March, 2011, she accompanied President Barack Obama on his trip to Brazil for CGTN America. She also led the network´s coverage of Chinese President Hu Jintao´s state visit in January 2011, offering hourly live reports from the White House and Chicago.
She has interviewed former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former presidential-candidates, including John Kerry, John Edwards, and John McCain. She has reported from the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the 2010 earthquake aftermath in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and spent two months covering the war in Afghanistan in 2009. She is fluent in French.
Follow Jessica on Twitter: @JessicaWStone