EastWest Institute Announces Former CNN Anchor as Distinguished Fellow

News | February 08, 2017

The EastWest Institute (EWI) announced today that Kathryn (Kitty) Pilgrim has joined the institute as a Distinguished Fellow. Pilgrim is an award-winning broadcast journalist and thought leader on how media shapes global affairs. Ms. Pilgrim will continue to focus on this evolving area as part of her work with EWI. 

“We truly appreciate Kitty joining our growing team of fellows, where she will provide a unique perspective on the increasingly pivotal and impactful role media plays in global affairs,” said Maja Piscevic, EWI Vice President for Communications. “As a correspondent covering a range of issues across several continents, her unique perspectives regarding journalist’s expectations and the influence of digital platforms will add tremendous value to the institute’s programmatic work.”

Pilgrim is widely recognized for her 25-year tenure with CNN as an anchor and correspondent, where she provided in-depth geopolitical and economic analysis. Her broadcasts were viewed in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Her work as a journalist has taken her around world, reporting on economics, politics, global climate issues, pandemics, social movements, military affairs, international conflict, genocide, revolution, international terrorism and war. 

A graduate of Columbia University, Pilgrim is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, fellow in the Royal Geographical Society in London and a member of the Explorer's Club of New York City.