Jason Bellini is a specials producer for CNBC who creates long-form documentaries for primetime.
In 2012, his multimedia report for The Wall Street Journal on the credit downgrade of the U.S. won a SABEW award.
Jason began covering business and economics in Singapore, where he worked for Bloomberg TV, covering emerging markets throughout SE Asia and India.
Prior to joining Bloomberg in September of 2009, he was a producer on Planet Forward, a PBS program about how to solve the climate-energy crisis. He also hosted and produced a half-hour show for Current TV’s Vanguard series on the U.S. Congress’s effort to pass a global warming bill.
From 2005 to 2009, Jason was the lead news anchor for CBS News on Logo. His assignments included coverage of the Iowa Caucus and other events in the 2008 presidential race, and interviewing candidate Hillary Clinton. He also made appearances on the CBS Early Show. In his final assignment for CBS News on Logo, he reported daily from Beijing Olympics.
Jason received the 2006 “Journalist of the Year” award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).
From 2000 to 2005, Jason worked as a CNN correspondent. There he covered the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and conflicts in Israel and Kashmir. Jason was CNN’s youngest embedded reporter during the Iraq invasion, and the first CNN correspondent to reach Baghdad.
While at CNN, Jason produced and anchored a half-hour show on the second Intifada, which won a gold medal in 2001 from the New York Festivals.
Jason helped pioneer a new method of news gathering: he went on assignment by himself with a hand-held digital camera and a laptop computer, which he used for editing. He helped pioneer “one-man band” reporting, filing stories he produced himself from start to finish.
Prior to joining CNN, Bellini covered the 2000 presidential race as a member of MTV’s Choose or Lose “Street Team”.
Bellini holds a bachelors degree in history from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.