Lisa Cohen is a senior supervising producer for CNN International Productions, where she manages various feature programs and specials, including The CNN Freedom Project, a multi-platform initiative that aims to expose the horrors of modern-day slavery and advocate for change. Started in March 2011, The CNN Freedom Project has generated hundreds of stories about human trafficking from all over the world. Cohen helped launch and develop the editorial mandate and mission that set the tone for this network-wide initiative. She has personally produced countless stories for The CNN Freedom Project, including the award-winning documentaries, “Operation Hope” and “Every Day in Cambodia.”
Prior to her assignment on The CNN Freedom Project, Cohen served as supervising producer for CNN International’s live news programming during the Asia prime hours. In that role she oversaw the launches of several news programs, including News Stream and World Business Today.
Cohen joined CNN in 1994 as a writer and producer. Prior to that, she worked for several years as a television news reporter and anchor in local news markets across the United States.
A native of Canada, Cohen is based in Atlanta where she is married and has two children.