Jan Hopkins is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning journalist and former anchor & correspondent at CNN with two decades of experience in business news and network television production. She covered Wall Street from the bull market to the crash in the 1980s and the business world from dot com boom to bust in the 90s. She has interviewed guests from heads of state to heads of companies to shareholders, workers and men and women on the street. Prior to CNN she worked for ABC World News Tonight, CBS network television news, plus for radio and television stations in Ohio.
After leaving CNN she became Managing Director and Head of Client Communications at Citigroup Private Bank where she developed strategy and programs to communicate Citigroup's best ideas to high-net-worth clients around the world.
In 2005, she founded The Jan Hopkins Group, a communications and media strategy consulting company that specializes in connecting clients more effectively with their audience and offers media training and video production services.
In 2007, Jan became the President of the Economic Club of New York, the first woman to fill this post. The Economic Club of New York is one of the oldest and preeminent speaker's platforms for major global business, financial and political figures in the country.
She is an independent director of Franklin Templeton Mutual Shares and Alternative Investments. She is a member of the nominating committee. In 2011, she was selected as a "Director to Watch" by Directors and Boards Magazine.
Jan Hopkins serves on the Advisory Board of Houlihan Lokey, the investment bank, and on the Knight Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University School of Journalism. As a Bagehot Fellow she studied at Columbia University School of Business.