Anthony 'Van' Jones is an environmental advocate and civil rights activist. He is a co-founder and President of the non-profit organization, Rebuild the Dream. A Yale-educated attorney, Jones is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Green Collar Economy, and Rebuild the Dream. In 2009, President Obama appointed Jones to the newly created position of Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Jones is currently a political commentator for CNN, and a host of the CNN television show, Crossfire.