Robert Yoon


Director of Political Research,  CNN (Washington, D.C.)

Revamping how news organizations collect and disseminate election results and data  Judge

Robert Yoon is CNN’s Director of Political Research. He has covered five presidential campaign cycles and helped prepare eight different moderators for 30 presidential debates. A political journalist specializing in elections, debates, campaign finance, voting procedures, and the presidential nomination process, his contributions to CNN's election coverage have earned him two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and a National Headliner Award. He also received a National Headliner Award for his work on CNN's investigation of the 9/11 terror plot. As a contributing reporter and analyst for Inside Elections (formerly the Rothenberg Political Report), he provides non-partisan analysis of national and state politics. Yoon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.