Kristine Coratti Kelly is Executive Vice President & Head of Global Communications for CNN Worldwide, reporting to Chairman and CEO Chris Licht. Kelly, who began her career at CNN in 2000, joined CNN in August 2022 and leads the company’s brand strategy and teams, including media relations and publicity, creative marketing, events and brand initiatives, as well as employee and external communications.
Kelly was previously at The Washington Post, where she served as Chief Communications Officer and General Manager of Washington Post Live. At The Post, she led corporate communications, brand strategy, and marketing. She also developed and ran the publication’s live interview platform — Washington Post Live, and spearheaded The Post’s strategy to expand into film and television.
Kelly was responsible for creating and launching The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership in the wake of columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in 2018; and in 2014 developed The Washington Post Helping Hand to raise money for Washington, DC-area nonprofits that support efforts to end hunger, homelessness and poverty. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Media Foundation. Kelly is based out of CNN’s New York bureau.