Evan Perez is a CNN justice correspondent based in the Washington, D.C. Bureau.
Evan Perez is a CNN justice correspondent based in the Washington, D.C. Bureau. In his current role, he regularly writes for CNN.com and appears across the network's programs to report on his findings.
Prior to coming to CNN, Perez covered justice, crime and national security at the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal. His team broke the news on the complaint that sparked the federal investigation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, and the subsequent removal of an FBI agent in the case. After the Boston bombings, Perez's team also broke news on important investigation developments, including the suspected source of explosives and materials used to make the bombs. Perez also covered the following beats while with the Wall Street Journal: real estate, airlines, cruise lines and the construction industry. His team was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the 2004 Florida hurricane season.
Prior to the joining the Wall Street Journal in 1998, Evan worked as a Miami reporter for the Associated Press. He was born in Belize City, Belize and studied journalism at the University of South Florida, Tampa.