Joe Johns, Esq., recently became CNN’s congressional correspondent; he previously covered Capitol Hill for NBC News for over ten years. He has covered numerous debates about legislation, the impeachment of former President Clinton, the “Beltway Sniper” saga, and the anthrax mailings following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Johns attended the first boot camp for war correspondents at Quantico and Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. He won an Emmy for a spot news piece done for an NBC affiliate on the violent tactics of the Nation of Islam to rid a district neighborhood of drugs. He is a former chairman of the executive committee of Correspondents of the Congressional Radio and Television Galleries and president of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association. Johns holds a B.A. in Political Science from Marshall University and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law.