John D. Sutter is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker who focuses on the climate crisis. He is a National Geographic Explorer and CNN climate analyst. . His work has won the Livingston Award, IRE Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, Peabody Award and has received two EMMY nominations. At CNN, he created and directed several of the network’s award-winning projects, including TWO DEGREES, on the climate crisis; VANISHING, a CNN International documentary on extinction; and CHANGE THE LIST, which asked CNN’s digital audience to commission stories on social justice. His documentary SLAVERY’s LAST STRONGHOLD, with Edythe McNamee, aired on CNN International and received an EMMY nomination for new approaches to documentary. Sutter led CNN’s investigative reporting on Hurricane Maria, breaking the story of uncounted storm deaths. He was a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard and is a visiting instructor at The Poynter Institute. He lives in Salt Lake City.
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