Levine is a multilingual, award-winning broadcast. She currently is Executive Producer Multimedia for CQ Roll Call in Washington, DC. Joanne has spent her professional life traveling the globe to better understand the world and explain it to others. As a journalist she helped to launch Al Jazeera English in the United States as its founding head of programming for North and South America, where she was responsible for all documentary and current affairs output from those regions. Previously, Levine was an award-winning producer for ABC NEWS for its premiere news programs NIGHTLINE with Ted Koppel, and ABC News World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
Shortly after 9/11 Levine went to Amman, Jordan on a Knight International fellowship to train Arab female journalists and met her husband along the way. Levine has garnered myriad awards including Emmys for her work in Iraq, and a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her reporting on rape as a weapon of war during the Rwandan genocide.
Levine was a Senior Advisor for Media (2010- 2013) at the State Department where she worked on freedom of expression, human rights and gender, among other issues.
As a consultant, her clients include NPR, AJAM, International Center for Journalists, PBS, Committee to Protect Journalists, the United Nations, the World Bank among others. She is also an adjunct at Georgetown University.
Levine began her journalism career in Moscow, where she was a founding reporter for the Moscow Times, Russia’s first English language daily newspaper. Levine received her M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.