Jessica Yellin (born February 25, 1971) is an American television journalist, currently serving as the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as a Capitol Hill and National Political Correspondent for CNN, and she frequently shares air time with Dana Bash and John King. Yellin was born in Los Angeles, California, the only daughter of Adele and Ira Yellin. She has one brother, Seth. Her father, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was a prominent real estate developer who focused on restoring older architectual gems and neighborhoods in Los Angeles. He also was a past president of the American Jewish Committee. She attended St.