CNN’s Kaylee Hartung joins ABC News

Kaylee Hartung, the ESPN reporter who had joined CNN over two and a half years ago as a news correspondent based out of Atlanta, is moving to ABC News.

Hartung hasn’t been on in the air for CNN in many months.

When CNN president Jeff Zucker had hired the new correspondent, he was said to be a big fan of her work over at ESPN.

ABC president James Goldston announced her hiring today in a memo to staff, The Big Lead reports. “Please welcome Kaylee Hartung, our new ABC News correspondent based in New York, who starts today.”

He went on to say, “She is a versatile and skilled journalist. Kaylee reported from the streets of Charlottesville when a white nationalist plowed through a crowd and killed Heather Heyer and returned a year later to interview her mother about the aftermath of the tragic events. She covered the developments of the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race and the 2017 United States Senate special election in Alabama, interviewed the grieving survivors of the Parkland and Sutherland Springs shootings and reported on extreme weather events including Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and wildfires in Malibu and Paradise, CA.”

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