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Van Jones

Van Jones

CNN Political Contributor; Champion of Social and Environmental Justice
FEE RANGE: $75,000–$100,000 [FEE NOTE]
TRAVELS FROM: California
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor, regularly appearing across the network’s programming and special political coverage. Jones has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times best sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives in 2012 and beyond. In 2009, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending .While best known as a pioneer in the environmental movement, Van has been hard at work in social justice for nearly two decades, fashioning solutions to some of urban America’s toughest problems. He is the co-founder of social justice organizations which include the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change.

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