Assistant Managing Editor, CNN Investigates
Jan Winburn edits in-depth, cross-platform work for CNN Digital. She has helped make CNN an online destination for award-winning long-form storytelling.
Jan Winburn edits in-depth, cross-platform work for CNN Digital. She has helped make CNN an online destination for award-winning long-form storytelling as well as breaking news.
Since joining CNN in 2009, Winburn has worked with reporters to capture awards that include a Peabody, the Batten Medal for public service journalism, National Headliner Awards for Online Writing, the Al Neuharth Award for investigative journalism and the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
Before coming to CNN, Winburn was the editor of Lisa Pollak's 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. She was a longform editor at The Baltimore Sun, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Dart Society recognized her career work with its 2009 Mimi Award given to editors "who encourage journalistic excellence." She is an Editing Fellow at the Poynter Institute and has taught narrative journalism at conferences and in newsrooms around the world.
Winburn earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She is the author of "Shop Talk and War Stories: Journalists Examine Their Profession" and co-author of two e-books, "Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism 2013" and 2014.