Van Jones
Van Jones

CNN host founder

Van Jones is a CNN host, political commentator, Emmy Award-winning producer, and author of three New York Times best-selling books: “The Green Collar Economy” (2008), “Rebuild the Dream” (2012) and “Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How we Come Together” (2017).

Van is also a successful social entrepreneur. He is the first recipient of Jeff Bezos’ Courage & Civility Award, and has founded and led many thriving enterprises including the REFORM Alliance, Color of Change, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and, which works to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity in the green and tech economies.