CNN has hired Nia-Malika Henderson as a senior political reporter for CNN Digital. Henderson often appears on John King’s Inside Politics.
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CNN has hired The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson to serve as a senior political reporter on its digital politics team, the latest in an ongoing hiring spree ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign season, the On Media blog has learned.
Henderson, already a CNN contributor, will now cover the 2016 campaign for CNN’s digital and television platforms. She will also cover identity politics for the network, focusing on demographics, race and religion.
“Nia brings great insight and authority to this coverage and will build on her work at the Post covering the intersection of politics with culture and demographics,” Rachel Smolkin, the executive editor of CNN Politics, wrote in a forthcoming memo.