RELEASE: Veteran Journalist Jodi Enda Named New Editor in Chief of ThinkProgress

Washington, D.C. — Veteran journalist Jodi Enda has been named the new editor in chief of ThinkProgress, the Center for American Progress Action Fund announced today. Enda is the third editor in chief in ThinkProgress’ 14-year history and its first female editor in chief. Most recently, Enda worked at CNN, where she was assistant managing editor for special projects and led the team that produced “Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything,” the network’s book on the 2016 campaign.

“I am excited to join ThinkProgress at such a critical point in our nation’s history,” Enda said. “There never has been a more important time for journalism, in general, and for progressive journalism, in particular. The journalists at ThinkProgress have done a fantastic job transforming the site from a blog to a vibrant news outlet. Now we will work to elevate our journalism further, to produce stories that you won’t find anywhere else, and to shed light on issues in a way that will make a difference in people’s lives.”

Prior to joining CNN, Enda served as a White House, political, and congressional correspondent for Knight Ridder; as a national correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer; and as a senior contributing writer at American Journalism Review. She is a two-time winner of the Merriman Smith Award for White House coverage and has won multiple accolades for her investigative reporting and media coverage.

ThinkProgress is a news site dedicated to providing readers with rigorous reporting and analysis on issues important to a progressive audience. Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Since its founding, ThinkProgress has grown from a three-person blog to a nearly 40-person newsroom that includes reporters, editors, video producers, and social media and graphic designer staff.

ThinkProgress reaches nearly 1.8 million followers on Facebook and more than 840,000 followers on Twitter. It has produced blockbuster stories, including its reporting on the organizations financing Renaissance Technologies hedge fund, which prompted Robert Mercer to resign from his role as its CEO, and on the corporations funding the NRA, which prompted dozens of them to cut ties from the NRA in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, massacre.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Allison Preiss at apreiss1@americanprogressaction.org or 202-478-6331.