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John D. Sutter

John D. Sutter

John D. Sutter is an American journalist based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an award-winning reporter in CNN's investigative unit, where he focuses primarily on climate change, social justice issues and crowdsourced reporting projects. [1] [undefined] [undefined]


Sutter graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in the class of 2001. He went on to attend Emory University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in International studies and journalism. [undefined]


Prior to joining CNN in 2009, he was a staff writer at The Oklahoman. He was the creator of CNN's "2 degrees" project, which aimed to involve readers in climate change coverage. He led the award-winning CNN Digital series, "Vanishing," which focused on the global extinction crisis. That series was nominated for an Emmy Award and won Editor & Publisher's EPPY Award for best online investigative/enterprise feature story. [1]

Sutter also spearheaded CNN's "Change the List" project, which asked the network's digital audience commission story topics in online polls, and involved them in pushing for change.


In 2015, a portfolio of Sutter's work for CNN Digital won the Batten Medal for public service journalism from the American Society of News Editors. His 2012 online documentary on modern slavery in Mauritania won a Livingston Award for Young Journalists, an award he shared with videographer Edythe McNamee. [1]


His work has been honored by the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, and the Foreign Press Association, among others. In 2014, he won the Al Neuharth Award for innovation in investigative reporting for an online series on LGBT life in Mississippi. [1]

In 2011, he was part of a team that won a Peabody Award for coverage of the Gulf oil spill. [1]


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