CNN’s Capitol Hill reporter, Lisa Desjardins, has left CNN. She previously served as CNN Radio’s Capitol Hill correspondent, and then in July 2013, she joined CNN. Although she didn’t get much air-time, Lisa did a lot of off-air reporting as well as political reporting on CNN.com.
She announced the change a short while ago on Twitter:
Hi guys, I know this is a little bit Robert Irsay, but I’ve just changed my twitter handle. Gone is the “CNN”. Added is “News” @LisaDNews
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) August 28, 2014
Not wanting to immediately assume that meant she had left, I asked. She then confirmed that she had.
This may (or may not) be related to the story written by FTVLive earlier this week, saying fifteen positions were cut in DC.
UPDATE (8-29 11:30aET) — Lisa posted a goodbye video and confirms CNN let her go: