Mitch Gelman

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Mitch Gelman has been the senior vice president and senior executive producer of CNN.com since January 2001. He oversees editorial operations for CNN.com, including coverage, production, programming and presentation of news and information. Gelman guided the recent relaunch of CNN.com, an evolution in online news that aims to be in an intuitive, enjoyable Web service integrating video, photos, text, audio and interactive graphics to create a fresh, unique storytelling experience. Based in CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, he reports to David Payne, senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com. Since 2001, CNN.com has been recognized for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, changes in the American cultural and political landscape, and Hurricane Katrina, with citations from the National Press Foundation, the Online News Association, and Radio-Television News Directors Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award. Previously, Gelman was executive editor of CNNSI.com. Before joining CNN in 1998, he was projects editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and from 1995 to 1997, he worked at Starwave Corp as editor-in-chief of ESPNET Sports Zone. Gelman reported on law enforcement, politics and immigration for New York Newsday from 1987 to 1995. He shared in a Pulitzer Prize awarded to the New York Newsday staff for spot news reporting in 1992. Gelman also worked for TIME magazine in London and New York. He has written one non-fiction book and seven books on sports for children. Gelman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and studied at the National University of Singapore.

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