VP of newsgathering for CNN/US Terence Burke announced a few bureau changes for CNN’s correspondents yesterday, along with the addition of a new correspondent.
Miami correspondent Alina Machado has left CNN. She has been with the network since 2013. In the internal memo, Burke commented on her departure. “I want to thank Alina Machado for her excellent work and her outstanding professionalism during her tenure at CNN. A few weeks ago Alina informed us that she would be leaving CNN at the end of her contract. We wish her all the best in her future pursuits.”
Effective April 11, Boris Sanchez, who joined last June, will be moving to the Miami bureau to fill Machado’s shoes. Sanchez will primarily cover Florida and the Southeast U.S.
Filing Sanchez’s role at the New York City bureau, Jessica Schneider will be joining CNN as a correspondent. Schneider will be joining CNN from WCBS on April 11. She will serve as a general assignment correspondent as well as a contributing correspondent to CNN’s crime and justice team.
New Day co-anchor Michaela Pereira is leaving the CNN morning show and the New York bureau altogether at the end of April.
She will be fronting a new three-hour long HLN show, reports the Los Angeles Times. CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz told the Times the format will be similar in style and tone to HLN’s current morning show, Morning Express With Robin Meade.
“It’s time for me to go home and be close to my family and my community and my loved ones. I’m excited about going back and getting to do what I love, which is a morning news show.”
Pereira’s new show, that doesn’t currently have a title or launch date, will originally from the network’s Hollywood studios.
Confirming reports from over the weekend, Terence Burke, vp of newsgathering announced Tuesday morning that Brynn Gingras would be joining the network as a correspondent, based out of the New York bureau.
She won’t have to travel far to her new gig — she joins CNN from NBC-owned WNBC in New York.
“She has spent the past four years…reporting a wide range of stories, including her award winning coverage of Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Bombings,” said Burke.
She begins at CNN March 7, reports TVNewser.
Alexandra Field has relocated from CNN’s New York bureau within the past few months to Hong Kong, on a year-long, temporary assignment.
Field joined the network as a correspondent appearing primarily on weekends back in August of 2014.
Presumably she is lending a helping hand while one of the network’s Hong Kong-based correspondents, Anna Coren, takes time off for her maternity leave with her newborn twins.
Bloomberg’s former White House correspondent Phil Mattingly will be joining CNN in January as a general assignment correspondent out of the New York bureau.
In an internal memo about his hiring, vice president of newsgathering Terence Burke said, “Phil will make a very strong addition to our seasoned team of reporters and we’re excited to welcome him aboard.”
On Sunday, hundreds of protesters amassed in front of CNN’s Manhattan headquarters to condemn biased coverage of the US media when reporting on terrorism, reports Tasnim News Agency.
The protesters reportedly held banners and chanted against the misuse of terrorism to spread “racism and war.”
Even though it was a small rally, a “significant number” of police were deployed to the scene, though no incidents were reported.
(H/t Johnny Dollar)
HLN anchor Robin Meade has been off the air so far this week, and has been in CNN’s New York bureau, prepping for the next edition of CNN’s Quiz Show, which she will be a part of.
This will be the first episode that CNN has included a contestant outside of the main CNN channel.
Meade will return to Morning Express on Thursday.
After CNN hired Boris Sanchez to work in the New York bureau, it was announced that correspondent Rosa Flores would be relocating from NYC to Chicago, where she would work with correspondent Ryan Young.
Today, the bureau threw her a going away party:
She is expected to continue reporting in Latin America as the need arises.