Jennifer M. Adams




Jennifer M. Adams
BSTEL '97 |  Atlanta, GA


Jennifer Adams, BSTEL ’97, is the Vice President of CNN Sports Programming.  Based in Atlanta, Jennifer has worked at CNN for 24 years in a variety of roles across CNN, CNNi, HLN and truTV.  As VP of CNN Sports, Jen leads teams in London and Atlanta who are responsible for newsgathering and programming, serving a variety of platforms including CNN International, CNN, CNN Digital and HLN.  She works closely with Bleacher Report, Turner Sports and Discovery Sports around revenue driving opportunities.  Jen and the CNN Sports team cover major sporting events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments, NBA All-Star Game & Finals, The Masters Tournament and other golf majors, MLB World Series, NHL Stanley Cup, Olympics, the FIFA Men's & Women's World Cup, Formula 1 Racing, US Open and other tennis majors, Rugby World Cup and more.  

Outside of work, Jen is a busy mom to a 14-year old son and an 11-year old daughter. Living in a house divided and in an enemy state, Jen spends a lot of time sharing her love of the University of Florida and the wider Gator Nation with her kids, friends and colleagues. Her family welcomed their first pet during the pandemic...a mini goldendoodle named Nox. Nox with a N and not a K! Jen is active in her East Cobb community volunteering in schools, with youth sports teams, and as an advisory board member for the Kate's Club organization, in addition to her role with the UFAA Board of Directors. She is serving her third term on the UFAA Board of Directors; her current term expires on 6/30/2025.