Jeanne Meserve is CNN's Homeland Security Correspondent. Since the terror attacks of September 11th she has covered a broad array of terrorism, law enforcement, security, and preparedness stories. She was at the forefront of CNN's coverage of the cargo plane toner cartridge plot, the attempted Times Square bombing, and was among those nominated for an Emmy for CNN's coverage of the 2009 attempt to bring down an airliner on Christmas Day.
On the ground in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Meserve was the first to provide reports on the devastating flooding. CNN's coverage of the storm and its aftermath won a Peabody Award. Judges for the 2005 David Bloom Award gave Meserve special recognition, saying her coverage revealed "extraordinary composure and compassion as well as her unwavering respect for the facts."
Previously, Meserve was an anchor for CNN. She won a New York Festivals Gold Medal Award for her anchoring of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and an Emmy for her anchoring of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta in 1996. She also anchored CNN's award-winning coverage of the death of Princess Diana.
Among the breaking news stories Meserve has covered for the network are the Virginia Tech shootings, the Beltway sniper, and the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping. She was part of the CNN team which won the Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of Elian Gonzales. Meserve also covered numerous presidential campaigns, including the 2000 election recount. She also was a floor reporter at the 1996 and 2000 national political conventions.
Before joining CNN, Meserve worked for ABC News where she spent three years as a State Department correspondent, reporting from China, Israel, and other global hotspots. She has also worked in Richmond, VA; Syracuse, NY; and Bangor, Maine.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and is a recipient of the Middlebury Alumni Achievement Award.