Andrea Koppel, a former CNN correspondent, has joined Mercy Corps as VP of global engagement and policy.
Prior to joining the nonprofit, which helps local communities around the world cope with societal issues tied to hunger, climate change, and other problems, Koppel was the director of international communications at the American Red Cross. While there, she handled the comms strategy in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake. She also spent time as SVP of comms at M+R Strategic Services, a public affairs firm.
She was also a journalist for 20 years, covering the U.S. government and working as CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and Tokyo correspondent. She’s won both an Emmy and Peabody award.