Political Commentator Van Jones to Launch His Own Show on CNN
According to The Hollywood Reporter, political commentator Van Jones will serve as host of his own, twice-a month show for CNN. THE VAN JONES SHOW is set to in January 2018.While CNN is not sharing details on the show, it is expected to be filmed before a live studio audience and will run for one hour in primetime. The network also announced that it will team with Jones' production company for the development of a new original series.
In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to President Barack Obama. In this role, he helped to lead the inter-agency process that oversaw the multi-billion dollar investment in skills training and jobs development within the environmental and green energy sectors.
He has also been honored with numerous awards and spotlighted on several lists of high achievers, including: the World Economic Forum's "Young Global Leader" designation; Rolling Stone's 2012 "12 Leaders Who Get Things Done"; TIME's 2009 "100 Most Influential People in The World"; and the Root's 2013 "The Root 100." He became well known for his commentary following the election of Donald Trump, which he referred to as a "whitelash."
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