Van Jones, an American journalist, author and lawyer, is . Currently, he is a CNN contributor to politics, host of The Van Jones Show and The Redemption Project.
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What Van Jones
He graduated from Jackson Central Merriry High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in communication from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
He covered the 2016 presidential campaign in an unscripted style that told the truth and had a long history of building bridges across parties.
He was previously an intern at The Jackson Sun and Shreveport Times. Van was also a cofounder of many non-profit organizations, and served as President Barack Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs.
Van was also a co-founder of several non-profit organisations, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. He co-hosted CNN’s “Crossfire”, the “The Messy Truth”, and “The Van Jones Show with Van Jones”.
He is a three-time New York Times bestseller, a CNN contributor and host, and a recipient of the Emmy Award.
Van is also co-founder and CEO of Magic Labs Media LLC. He produces the WEBBY Award-winning Messy Truth series as well as The Messy Truth VR Experience, which Van Jones won Emmy Award.
He is an author and has written books like Beyond the Messy Truth, Rebuild the Dream, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. All three books are New York Times bestsellers.
He is a CNN contributor and host. In 2013, he was announced as the co-host of Crossfire, a relaunch of the CNN political debate program. Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter were also on board. Cupp, but the show was canceled in October 2014.
Jana Carter was his wife. They had two children, Mattai Jones and Cabral Jones. The couple filed for divorce last year after 13 years of marriage.
Jana and Van were engaged in 2005. In an Instagram post, Van revealed his impending divorce. #FamilyForever.”
Van also stated to PEOPLE that despite having ended their marriage, they still love one another very deeply. He added, “We will continue to raise our children together, run our businesses together, and support each other’s growth.” There’s no drama or beef – it’s just evolution.
Jana and Van work together. Jana is a producer and director at Magic Labs Media, a Jones’ production company.
Jana Carter, who is she?
She is the niece and nephew of Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States. She was born to Sybil Spires and Billy Carter.
Jana is the youngest of five siblings, which includes Kim, William Carter IV, Marle and Mandy Carter, as well as Earl. Jana is an attorney who graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law with her Juris Doctor.
Later she graduated from UC Santa Cruz in politics and is a Yale Law School graduate. She is also a non-practicing lawyer.
Jana Carter graduated from high school and worked at the Oakland Unified School District, among other law firms, before she married Van Jones.
Jana received a master’s from Bethany Theological Seminary, Indiana in 2016. She is also an active member in the Garden Church of California.
After a 4-month-long engagement, she filed for divorce against her 13-year-old husband Van Jones in September 2018. She is seeking joint legal and physical custody for their two children and spousal support.