• John D. Sutter is an award-winning reporter in CNN's investigative unit, where he focuses primarily on climate change, social justice issues and crowdsourced reporting projects.

    He was the creator of the network'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. And he 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 the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists, an award he shared with videographer Edythe McNamee. Sutter's work has been honored by the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and 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. In 2011, he was part of a team that won a Peabody Award for coverage of the Gulf oil spill.

    Sutter joined CNN in 2009. Previously, he was a staff writer at The Oklahoman. He earned a bachelor's degree in international studies and journalism from Emory University in 2005.

    Email him at john.sutter@cnn.com.