Women's Forum Global Meeting 2023


Kathryn (Kitty) Pilgrim

Kitty Pilgrim Media



KATHRYN (KITTY) PILGRIM Kathryn Pilgrim (known professionally as Kitty Pilgrim) is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist and thought leader on how media shapes global affairs in an increasingly interconnected world. A pioneer in cable news, she played a key role in helping build CNN into a global news powerhouse through her work as a domestic and international correspondent, as well prime time news anchor. During her twenty-seven year tenure with the network, Pilgrim provided in-depth geopolitical and economic analysis, and became known as one of the top voices in television, covering foreign affairs and economic change. She has traveled the world and reported on economics, politics, global climate issues, pandemics, social movements, military affairs, international conflict, genocide, revolution, international terrorism and war, interviewing countless world leaders and public figures. Along with her team at CNN, she has won multiple industry awards including an Emmy and several Overseas Press Club awards and citations, and a New York Society of Black Journalists Award. A lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Kathryn Pilgrim currently works in the field of Women Peace and Security, lecturing internationally and writing for international organizations and think tanks. Her mission is to promote women's voices in film, broadcast and in international settings, and highlight the role of women journalists in advancing Women Peace and Security. She was a fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu Hawaii for Asian economic and security issues and was a Hong-Kong journalism fellow at that same institution, as well as a fellow in the Korean Studies program. Pilgrim was a fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria, in a program on Asian-Pacific security. She served on the U. S. Board of Directors of the Paris-based organization Reporters Without Borders. She has served as a featured speaker in The New York Times TEDx talk series. She has a BA from Manhattanville College, where she now teaches Women Peace and Security as an adjunct professor. She has a master’s degree in international Affairs from Columbia University, and Harriman Institute, and is currently enrolled at Harvard University pursuing a Graduate Certificate in International Security.