Stephanie Gallman Jordan

Stephanie Gallman Jordan
Title: Writer
Education: University of Georgia
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Expertise: news, sports, culture

Stephanie has been a journalist for two decades, and prior to writing for Southern Living, she covered breaking news and culture for CNN and other outlets.

Stephanie was raised in South Carolina, attended the University of Georgia (go Dawgs!) and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, two children and black lab.


As a writer and producer, she has traveled the country and world covering presidential elections, inaugurations and breaking news stories like 2021's devastating tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky. She produced interviews with Congressman John Lewis, Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and the band Dead and Company. She covered the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland, the Trump-Kim Jung Un summit in Hanoi, Vietnam and President Biden's trip to the COP26 Climate Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland, among others.   

Her personal essay, ""An optimist's journey toward dropping the 'D-bomb'"" about being diagnosed with depression garnered worldwide attention and led to an appearance on Sanjay Gupta, MD.

As well as appearing on CNN, Stephanie has also appeared on the nationally syndicated Bert Show radio program. Her work has been featured in Reader's Digest, Atlanta Magazine, and Skirt! Magazine, among other various publications.  

Her work has contributed to several Emmy and Peabody wins for CNN, including in 2008 for the coverage of the 2008 presidential election and the oil spill. In 2017, she and her team won an Excellence in Innovation award for coverage of the solar eclipse in VR. 

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Stephanie wrote about her adventure doing one new thing every day (learning to play the banjo, skydiving, blind dating) ahead of her 30th birthday on her personal blog


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