Andrea Koppel

Andrea Koppel is vice president of global affairs and policy at the global nongovernmental organization Mercy Corps, and is the head of the agency's Washington office.

Koppel is a 21-year veteran journalist with 14 years of experience working for CNN in Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. She is also a seasoned public relations and public affairs counselor having led strategic communications and media relations for M+R Strategic Services, a cause-oriented public affairs firm, and as the head of international communications for the American Red Cross following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. During her time with CNN, Koppel served as the network's Tokyo correspondent from 1993-1995 and as CNN's Beijing bureau chief and correspondent from 1995-1998. She returned to the U.S. in May 1998 to become CNN's State Department correspondent - a beat she covered for eight years and three secretaries of state. Koppel also reported on Congress as CNN's Capitol Hill correspondent, a position she held until she left journalism in August 2007.

Over the course of her journalism career, Koppel's reporting won some of America's highest journalism honors, including an Emmy, Gracie, DuPont and Peabody Awards.