Jill Dougherty

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Dougherty (right) at the University of Scranton in 2010.

Jill Dougherty (born 1949) is an American journalist who has worked as a correspondent for CNN for more than 30 years.[1] She served as White House Correspondent, Foreign Affairs correspondent covering the US State Department, US Affairs Editor, Managing Editor for CNN Asia/Pacific, and for almost a decade, as Moscow Bureau Chief.

Dougherty began her career as a Russian-language broadcaster and writer for Voice of America, USSR Division. After three decades at CNN, she left in 2013,[2] but continues to report on Russia as an analyst and independent consultant.[3]


Dougherty received her bachelor's degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and her master's from Georgetown University, where she researched Russia’s soft power diplomacy.[4] She was a Benton Fellow in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago, as well as a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government [5] and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. As an undergraduate Dougherty also studied at Leningrad State University in the Soviet Union. She teaches US foreign policy at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Personal life[edit]

Dougherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 at age 50.[6]


  1. ^ "CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters". CNN. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ Video on YouTube
  3. ^ http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/dougherty.jill.html
  4. ^ Jill Dougherty, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Retrieved: 29 January 2017
  5. ^ Harvard faculty
  6. ^ Krinsky, Alissa (September 5, 2009). "Jill Dougherty Says Cancer Taught Her "What Really Mattered"". MediaBistro - TVNewser. Retrieved 26 December 2012.

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