CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux hosts a new Aspen Ideas Now series featuring mayors and governors facing tough decisions during the pandemic. In the first episode, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell weighs what’s at stake as her city’s economy reopens for business. From contact tracing to health care accessibility, what are her top priorities? How is Covid-19 disproportionately impacting African Americans? What disaster relief lessons from Katrina can the city draw from? What values drive the Mayor’s decisions, and how is her leadership development experience, informed by the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship, guiding her actions?
LaToya Cantrell made history in 2018 when she became New Orleans’ first woman mayor. She has presided over record-low homicide and other violent-crime rates while seeking innovative strategies to address the rising number of system-involved youth. She is a 2014 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Suzanne Malveaux is an award-winning journalist who serves as CNN’s national correspondent, covering politics, national news, international events and culture. Previously, she co-anchored CNN’s Around The World and co-anchored the network’s Emmy-winning coverage of the revolution in Egypt and the network’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Arab Spring. Suzanne has covered the White House for over 10 years as a White House correspondent and has interviewed all 5 living Presidents, and several First Ladies. She is a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.