Jenifer Fenton joined Demos in July 2018 as the associate director of media relations.
Before coming to Demos, Jenifer was awarded the only Poynter (Journalism) Fellow-in-Residence at Yale for the 2017-2018 academic year. Prior to Yale, she worked for the UN Refugee Agency as a senior press adviser covering information, reporting, advocacy and inter-agency UN coordination. She also worked for OCHA, the UN Coordination Office, in the occupied Palestinian territory.
For 15 years, Jenifer worked in the television news industry in the US, the UK and the Middle East. She has held a variety of senior positions for CNN and Al Jazeera, most recently as an executive producer. Her writings and work have appeared in the Financial Times, and other leading publications.
She’s won several major national awards including a Gracie, the National Association of Black Journalist Excellence Award, and two Peabody Awards.