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Kendall Trammell

Hey there. 👋🏾 I’m Kendall Trammell, and my pronouns are she, her and hers. Looking for my bio? You've come to the right place:


Kendall Trammell is a digital news leader focused on finding and cultivating audiences wherever they are on the internet. She is a senior producer at CNN where she leads weekend programming for CNN Digital. Based in Atlanta, Trammell coordinates with teams to create engaging frames into the day's top news through headlines, alerts and social posts that appear on and off CNN's platforms. Through collaborative product thinking and transparent feedback loops, she improves the ways journalists tell and deliver stories to audiences.


Trammell has guided teams of producers through some of the world’s most pivotal moments, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, the protests that followed George Floyd’s death and the global response to Covid-19. Her work in breaking news, audience development and content strategy led to CNN's audience records, including reaching highs on mobile. She guest hosts an entertainment digital show Pop Life Pop Off, launched CNN's first entertainment newsletter Pop Life Chronicles and has reported on both culture and news.


Trammell, a 2022 Gwen Ifill Fellow, is passionate about integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into a workplace’s culture. She speaks to universities, conferences and private organizations about journalism and its important intersection with DEI.


Trammell graduated from the University of Georgia in 2016 and joined CNN a year later from Cox Media Group, where she developed’ video distribution strategy and produced multimedia stories.

Education has always been a cornerstone in Trammell's life.


Trammell's mother taught her about her Vietnamese heritage. While she's not fluent in the language like her mother is, she's proud to celebrate the culture (and eat spring rolls) every day. Her father taught her the game of football. So in the fall, you can find Trammell cheering on the Dawgs and the first team she was taught to love, the Buffalo Bills. And her husband's background is in museums, which means every time they travel, they're on a cultural excursion learning all they can about the area's history.

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