Who are the most influential women in Washington?
According to Elle, two of the 10 “luminaries” are journalists. In a feature, CNN’s Jessica Yellin and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell were honored by the glam mag for “crashing DC’s old boys club – with style.” As part of Elle’s ‘Power List,’ Yellin and Mitchell joined the likes of Dr. Jill Biden, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Google’s Susan Molinari, among others.
As the sole female Chief White House Correspondent in the Briefing Room, Yellin earned her spot on the list for also being the only reporter to interview both the President and his wife last year. Of Mitchell, Elle says she is the living, breathing embodiment of the plucky heroines and fearless investigators (Nancy Drew and Brenda Starr) she idolized as a girl.
In the spread, Yellin and Mitchell are asked to pick their favorite fashion designers. While Mitchell picks Dior, Chanel and Jason Wu, Yellin mentions Theory and Tahari.