Eason Jordan is the director of special projects at the Malala Fund, the education-focused foundation launched by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Previously, Jordan served as the upstart organization's director of operations and communications.
Before joining the Malala Fund, Jordan helped launch and lead NowThis, a mobile, social digital video news network where he served as general manager.
Prior to that, he served as the CEO of Poll Position, a hybrid news, market research and social media company. Jordan conceived and launched Poll Position in 2010 and led it for two years.
From 2005 until 2010, he was the CEO of Praedict, an international risk assessment and safety-focused information services company he co-founded.
Jordan worked for 23 years at CNN, where he rose through the ranks to become the network's chief news executive and president of newsgathering and international networks.
His journalistic honors include Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, Headliner Awards, ACE Awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Vanguard Award, the Livingston Award, and the first Charles Weltner Freedom of Information Award.
Jordan attended Georgia State University and DeKalb College.
He serves on the board of directors of the Fugees Family and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the ONE Campaign.
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