Van Jones Biography, Age, Wife, Cnn, Books, Shows And Interview

Van Jones is an American Attorney, commentator,and political activist. He is the president of the Dream Corps and is among activists featured in 13th.

Van Jones Biography

Van Jones born Anthony Kapel Jones is an American Attorney, commentator,and political activist. He studied at Jackson Central-Merry High School, a public high school in his hometown where he graduated in 1986. He received his B.S. in communication and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He moved to Connecticut to attend Yale Law School. In 1992, he was among the law students selected by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights to serve as legal observers in the trial of four officers charged with attacking Rodney King. In 1993, he graduated from law school with his Juris Doctor, also known as Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree, he moved to San Francisco and became a revolutionary.

He was President Barack Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs, as a co-host of CNN’s political debate show Crossfire and as a prominent visiting fellow at Princeton University. He is the president of the Dream Corps and is among activists featured in 13th.

He was recognized as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2004. He was ranked by the fast Company as one of the “12 Most Creative Minds in 2008”.In 2009, he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2010, he received the NAACP President’s award.

He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, like the Dream Corps. He is the author of Rebuild the Dream and The Green Collar Economy, both ranking as New York Times bestselling books. He is a regular CNN contributor and host of The Van Jones Show.

Van Jones Age

He was born on 20 September 1968 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. He is 50 years old as of 2018.

Van Jones Family

He is the son to The Messy Truth Loretta Jean, who was a high school teacher, and his father, Willie Anthony Jones, was a principal at a middle school. He has a twin sister Angela Jones.

Van Jones photo

Van Jones Wife

He is married to Jana Carter, an attorney. The couple married in 2005. and has two sons. In may 2018, it was said that, the couple separated and are Jane filed for a divorce in september 2018.

Van Jones Height

He stands at (6 feet 1 inches) 1.85 metres tall.

Van Jones Cnn

In June 2013 , he become a co-host of a re-boot of the CNN political debate show Crossfire, together with Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, and S.E. Cupp, the show was later canceled in October 2014 .

He become a regular CNN contributor, contributing to segments on a wide range of topics, including Obama administration policies, protests in Ferguson, Supreme Court decisions, Missouri after the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed young black man, and the Republican presidential primary in 2016. After the November 2016 election victory by Republican Donald Trump, he described the result as a “whitelash”.

In 2016 he launched a news feature documentary series “The Messy Truth,” and subsequent studio discussion series, The Messy Truth with Van Jones, which aired in 2017 on CNN. In 2018 he launched “The Van Jones Show” on CNN, with Jay-Z as his first guest.

Van Jones Book

  • Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
  • The Grinder’s Guidebook: To Significant and Sustainable Success
  • Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America
  • Rebuild the Dream
  • The Green Collar Economy
  • The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
  • Every Other Weekend

Van Jones Show

He has four tv programs listed as;

  • The Messy Truth
  • The Van Jones Show
  • Crossfire
  • The Messy Truth With Van Jones

He offers his unique take on the forces that elected Donald Trump on The Van Jones Show. He looks at the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement, and the future of both major parties.

Van Jones Salary|Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around$1.5 million at present.

Van Jones Twitter

Van Jones Instagram

Van Jones Interview

Dave Chappelle says Trump is ‘speaking to a very small choir’ in diverse America

Updated: October 12, 2018

(CNN)Comedian Dave Chappelle had harsh words about President Donald Trump on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show,” calling the rhetoric of his presidency “repugnant” and saying he doesn’t represent the majority of Americans.

Chappelle, who described himself as “a cynic when it comes to politics,” appeared on the show alongside Ben Jealous, a civil rights leader running for governor in Maryland, who he said is “like family” to him. Jealous is Chappelle’s father’s godson.
“It’s cynical out here. It’s polarizing the way that I’ve never seen it before. And I feel like Ben is a uniter,” he said. “As a policymaker, he’s imaginative and he understands people.”

Best known for starring in “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central, Chappelle took a long break from the spotlight after leaving the program in 2006. He slowly began re-entering the entertainment world in 2015, appearing in movies and comedy specials.
Jones’ interview with Chappelle is set to air at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on CNN.

Speaking on the program, the famously private entertainer acknowledged that his public role has traditionally had more to do with being a comic than a political commentator, but the current climate has moved him to speak out.
“Even a guy like me that’s just writing jokes, I have to listen more than I’ve ever had to listen ’cause the gripes is coming so fast and furious. And I’m not dismissive of people’s gripes. Might sound like it on stage, but I listen,” he said.
“As a president of a country that’s as eclectic as ours,” Chappelle said, “you look around your crowd and you see it’s like a patchwork of people. I just think that he’s speaking to a very small choir.”

Source: edition.cnn.com