When Weather Meets Fashion and Entertainment


Joe Sutton

Because he was fascinated with nature and the weather in his hometown of Atlanta, Joe Sutton started his career at the young age of 15, volunteering at the National Weather Service. He loved to watch local meteorologists, and was inspired by Glenn Burns of WSB-TV, who got his start at the age of 14 at the National Hurricane Center. He asked himself, “Why can’t I do the same thing?” and the rest was history.

Just one year later, Joe joined CNN, working as a media manager and international archivist. He made his way to CNN’s National Content Center, where he now performs many editorial duties, such as tackling newsgathering in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. He has received two Peabody Awards for CNN while covering the Arab Springs event in the Middle East and North Africa, and the Gulf Oil Spill.

Joe has covered the 2013 Academy Awards in Los Angeles for CNN. As a freelance style consultant and entertainment correspondent, he has interviewed many celebrities and other public figures, covering the latest stories in the fashion and entertainment world. 

He graduated from Oglethorpe University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Political Science, and is working with many corporations and foundations that are highly involved in the community. Joe is also a philanthropist who has been appointed to the boards supporting the Atlanta Central Library in Downtown Atlanta. He also supports the Friends of the Observatory, Oglethorpe University and The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, as well as the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.

Joe inspires young people by sharing his experiences, speaking about how to achieve success in corporate America. His mantra is: “Understand who you are, realize what your present situation is, get out a notepad, an iPad or laptop computer; whatever the case may be, and write. Write out everything. Write your story. Write the story out, and then go out and start to live your story, and make your dream come true.”

He recently formed Joe Sutton Enterprises and tells people there’s no such thing as luck. He believes that luck is the meeting point between opportunity and preparation. He encourages young people to start their lives and careers at an early age by seeking jobs and volunteer opportunities in the field they are interested in. He advises everyone to do their research, and then go for it.

This formula has certainly worked for Joe.

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Monica Davis

About Monica Davis

Monica Davis has been in the business of influencing people to change their lives and helping them to develop their professional and business objectives for over 20 years. Monica Davis is a bestselling business author, speaker, trainer, media coach, award-winning television host and producer, and the publisher of Exceptional People Magazine.

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