Jana Mila Juginovic is the Chief Communications and Strategy Officer at the Markle Foundation, and she also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Prior to her current role, Juginovic was Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. She joined the Department of Commerce from the Markle Foundation where she was Chief Communications Officer and Senior Advisor.
Juginovic joined the Markle Foundation from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) where she was Senior Director of Global Communications and Content. At ICANN, she led its global, multilingual content and social media strategy, and the user experience, taxonomy, and information architecture development for its web properties.
Juginovic began her career as a journalist with CTV News, Canada’s largest private sector news network. While there, she covered a wide array of national and international news events including the 9/11 terror attacks from New York City; the Iraq War from Doha, Qatar; and the 2006 Lebanon War from Beirut, Lebanon, and Cyprus. She was promoted to Director of News and Programming at Canada’s 24-hour news channel, CTV News Channel, and Executive Producer of CTV News Network specials. She led the branding, editorial, and programming transformation of CTV News Channel and oversaw all news specials on CTV’s main network.
During her journalism career, Juginovic was awarded the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Gord Sinclair Award for Best Special News Event, the RTNDA Gord Sinclair Award for Best Live Special, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Finalist for News and Current Events, and an Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Gemini Award Nomination for Best News Information Series.
Juginovic received a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC). She was awarded a Nieman Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University, and she was a Cowan Scholar recipient at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.