Rosiland Jordan joined Al Jazeera English in 2008. As State and Specials Correspondent, Jordan covers US foreign policy, breaking news, and special events. In previous roles, Jordan has covered the United Nations, the Pentagon, US politics, and the occasional feature story. She is also one of the presenters for “Talk to Al Jazeera,” the network’s long-form interview program.
Prior to joining Al Jazeera English, Jordan was the senior reporter and weekend host for WAMU-FM (Washington), the weekend White House correspondent for NBC News, and the Washington correspondent for Tribune Broadcasting.
Jordan has had the honor of interviewing numerous political and diplomatic figures. They include UN Secretary-General António Guterres; presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle; former Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Kerry, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice; former Defense Secretaries Leon Panetta and Robert Gates; former US Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush; former Mexican president Vicente Fox; Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom; Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto; OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier; Republican and Democratic members of Congress; and many economic, political, and public policy experts.
Jordan graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe in 1988. She earned a master’s in journalism from Columbia University in 1990. She is a fellow of the British–American Project. In her spare time, she knits, writes fiction, takes photos, and chases her dog, Chocolat.