John D. Sutter is a writer/producer for CNN Digital, where he writes for the CNN Tech section and also manages CNN’s What’s Next blog, which focuses on innovation in science, tech and arts. Based at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Sutter reports to Brandon Griggs, senior producer for CNN Tech.
Since joining CNN in 2009, Sutter has reported on a wide range of topics for the network, including the 2010 Gulf oil disaster, climate change in Alaska, locust swarms in Mauritania, oil sands in Canada and video-game addiction in South Korea. He has also received numerous awards, including the Online Journalism Award for technology writing; a Webby Award for the “Walk in our shoes” project with CNN iReport, which he co-managed; and the Society of Professional Journalist’s Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in feature writing, as well as a Peabody Award for the CNN’s coverage of the Gulf oil spill.
Previously, Sutter was a staff writer at The Oklahoman, where he covered politics, the environment, mental health and other topics. He also worked as a documentary film producer in Madagascar and a news intern in South Africa.
Sutter earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and journalism from Emory University in 2005.