Women's Forum Global Meeting 2022


Suzanne Malveaux


National correspondent


Award-winning journalist Suzanne Malveaux serves as the network's national correspondent, covering national, international news and cultural events. She joined CNN in 2002. Most recently, Malveaux covered the Russian invasion of Ukraine from on the ground in Lviv where she focused on stories of resilience, including a woman's desperate efforts to keep in contact with her husband who was taken into Russian custody, mental health specialists who are now teaching Ukrainian families how to cope with trauma, and the resilience of Ukrainians struggling to save their communities. Malveaux is also instrumental in the network's coverage of the funerals of former top U.S. officials including General Colin Powell, Secretary Madeleine Albright, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. Malveaux covered Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama and has interviewed 5 living presidents, and several first ladies. In September 2011, Malveaux embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 where she led breaking news coverage of the Taliban's terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy there. In September 2005, Malveaux returned to her family's hometown of New Orleans where she reported on the devastation and recovery following Hurricane Katrina. She was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a Peabody Award for its Katrina reporting and a duPont Award for CNN's coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. Before joining the network, Malveaux was a correspondent for NBC News where she covered the Pentagon, politics, the 2000 presidential ballot recount, and Clinton's impeachment trial. Malveaux serves as co-chair of the board of directors for the International Women's Media Foundation and has previously been named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow, an Aspen Global Leadership Network fellow, an Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and holds 3 honorary bachelor's degrees. Malveaux was awarded with a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in May for her 2013 ALS series. She has also been recognized as "One of America's Most Powerful Players Under 40" by Black Enterprise, Ebony's ''Outstanding Women in Marketing & Communications", The Root.com 100's "Most Influential Young African Americans", and Essence Magazine's "2009 Journalist of the Year". Malveaux is personally dedicated to promoting awareness and research for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Malveaux chronicled her mother's battle against the disease in a series of CNN reports in 2013 ('My Mother's Journey with ALS'). Malveaux earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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