Host, CNN; Founder, Dream Corps
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 has also found success as a social entrepreneur, having founded and led many thriving enterprises including the REFORM Alliance, Color of Change, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Dream Corps, which works to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity in the green and tech economies.
In 2009, as the Green Jobs Advisor to the Obama White House, Jones oversaw an $80 billion investment in clean energy jobs. Jones is a Yale-educated attorney and has won numerous awards, including TIME’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in the World.”