Maria Ressa

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor, Rappler.com

Graduate, Princeton University; 1986, Fulbright Fellowship, graduate school studies, University of the Philippines. Formerly, almost 20 years with CNN including: 1988, Manila Bureau Chief; 1995, Jakarta Bureau Chief; reported from South-East Asia, India, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the US; lead investigative reporter in Asia, specializing in investigating terrorist networks; with ABS-CBN, managed largest news gathering team in Philippines. Taught at University of the Philippines and Princeton University. Author: Seeds of Terror - An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda's Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia (2003) & From Bin Laden to Facebook (2012).

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