Jennifer Westhoven covers the economy, business and money for HLN, with a focus on how these stories personally affect viewers. She has been part of the HLN Morning Show Morning Express with Robin Meade since 2006, and also appears regularly in the HLN weekend “Clark Howard” show. She is based out of CNN headquarters in Atlanta.
Westhoven joined CNN in May 2000, working for both CNN and CNNfn, CNN's former financial news network, covering many stories live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She has covered stories including the financial collapse in 2008, the jobs market, the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, the Enron scandal, and the rising Chinese economy. Her updates include the latest news from Corporate America, Wall Street and personal finance, and how they affect consumers personally.
Before CNN, Westhoven worked at the international news agency Reuters. She covered the stock market's ascent during the tech boom, interviewed top figures in the financial world including stock-market analyst Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs, Tyco's ex-CEO Dennis Kozlowski and Richard Grasso, the former head of the NYSE. Her stories have appeared in newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times of London.
Westhoven earned a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science from Bryn Mawr College and grew up in Cranford, NJ.