Judy Fortin


Judy brings over 20 years in national media experience to Winship Cancer Institute. Her focus is to position Winship as one of the elite cancer centers in the country.

Titles and Roles

Sr. Director of Communications and Media Relations
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


Judy Fortin is Sr. Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. In this role, Judy leads a team that is responsible for internal and external communications. Prior to joining Winship in 2013, Judy served as National Director of Media Relations for the American Cancer Society at the corporate center in Atlanta.

A veteran broadcast journalist, Judy is an award-winning former CNN Medical Correspondent and worked as a CNN Headline News anchor from 1990-2006.

Judy began her broadcast career in Plymouth, New Hampshire, where she started out as an announcer and then news director at WPNH AM/FM Radio. She then worked as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. Prior to joining CNN, she worked as a general assignment reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston.


She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and French from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.


Judy earned a number of awards while at CNN including an Excellence in Media Award in 2009 from the National Marrow Donor Program and a MORE Award for reporting excellence from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2008. She is the recipient of a national Emmy Award for CNN group coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

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