CNN announces promotions for Jake Tapper, Abby Phillip, Dana Bash, and others

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  2 weeks ago  •  18 comments

By:   Brian Stelter (MSN)

CNN announces promotions for Jake Tapper, Abby Phillip, Dana Bash, and others
Some of the most respected faces of CNN's marathon election coverage are being promoted to more prominent roles, according to a series of announcements made by the network on Monday morning.

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CNN announces promotions for Jake Tapper, Abby Phillip, Dana Bash, and others

Some of the most respected faces of CNN's marathon election coverage are being promoted to more prominent roles, according to a series of announcements made by the network on Monday morning.

Abby Phillip, Dana Bash, Pamela Brown and Jim Acosta are all being named to anchor positions. Kaitlan Collins is becoming the network's chief White House correspondent while Jeff Zeleny will be chief national affairs correspondent and Manu Raju will be CNN's chief Congressional correspondent.

The new assignments all point in a hard news direction as CNN transitions from the Trump years to the Biden years. All the major television networks typically make anchor and reporter changes around the time of a presidential transition.

On the air, viewers will start to notice the changes later this month, when Phillip becomes the anchor of "Inside Politics Sunday" on January 24. John King will continue to host the weekday edition of the iconic CNN program.

That same day, Bash will become co-anchor of "State of the Union," swapping Sundays with current anchor Jake Tapper.

Bash will remain the network's chief political correspondent "and will also host quarterly primetime interview specials," CNN announced.

Tapper's role is also expanding. In April he will become the network's "lead anchor for all major Washington events," CNN said, like election nights. This means, for example, that when it's time to project the winner of the 2024 presidential election, Tapper will break the news.

Also in April Tapper's weekday afternoon newscast "The Lead" will expand to a second hour, stretching from 4 until 6 p.m. Eastern.

Wolf Blitzer and "The Situation Room," described by CNN as "the network's signature evening newscast," will remain in place at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Blitzer, a CNN legend who joined the network 31 years ago, "will also have a principal anchor role for all major breaking news and continue to host CNN special reports," the network said.

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, in making the announcements Monday morning, told staffers that Blitzer will remain with CNN for a long time to come.

Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent during the Trump years and a frequent target of the outgoing president, will become chief domestic correspondent along with a weekend anchor role. His time slot will be announced soon, CNN said.

Brown, currently a senior White House correspondent, will anchor on the weekends from 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern, a key period for breaking news coverage and analysis. She will remain in D.C. and will be senior Washington correspondent.

All of Monday's announcements were about D.C. postings, and further announcements are expected about time slots and anchor roles in other cities.

Some Biden beat reporters will also move into new roles in Washington now that the former vice president's campaign is over.

Arlette Saenz will become a White House correspondent alongside Jeremy Diamond, John Harwood, MJ Lee and Kate Bennett. Jasmine Wright will become a White House reporter alongside Kevin Liptak. And Jessica Dean and Ryan Nobles, two veterans of the campaign trail, will move to Capitol Hill alongside Raju, Lauren Fox, and Daniella Diaz.

Congressional correspondent Phil Mattingly will become a senior White House correspondent. "The Hill will always be my home and my love for the Capitol has only grown in the last 5 days," Mattingly tweeted, referencing last week's riot, which he covered live. "But stoked to move back down the street and work with these folks."

All of the correspondent changes will take effect on Inauguration Day. "Joe Johns will remain senior Washington correspondent and will shift his focus from the White House to a variety of Washington-related stories," CNN's press release said. "Sunlen Serfaty will become Washington correspondent covering Washington at large. Suzanne Malveaux will continue in her role as national correspondent."

Other networks have also made Washington-oriented announcements in recent days. Last week NBC named both Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker as chief White House correspondents for the Biden years. And on Monday CBS named Shawna Thomas, well known for her years running the D.C. bureau for Vice News, the new executive producer of "CBS This Morning."


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

Some of the most respected faces of CNN's marathon election coverage are being promoted to more prominent roles, according to a series of announcements made by the network on Monday morning.

Abby Phillip, Dana Bash, Pamela Brown and Jim Acosta are all being named to anchor positions. Kaitlan Collins is becoming the network's chief White House correspondent while Jeff Zeleny will be chief national affairs correspondent and Manu Raju will be CNN's chief Congressional correspondent.

I thought I would post this just in case anyone has been misinformed about CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta's promotion.  

Congrats to all who were promoted.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 weeks ago
just in case anyone has been misinformed

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FLYNAVY1
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1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 weeks ago

 .......just in case anyone has been misinformed about CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta's promotion. 

Now who would do that sister...?   /s

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.2    2 weeks ago
Now who would do that sister...?   /s

Finding the truth took me about 30 seconds.  I guess they thought no one would bother checking their silly claims.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

they don't deal in the truth

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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1.2.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  devangelical @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

Hmmmmm..... I see a trend here.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.2.4  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.2.2    2 weeks ago
they don't deal in the truth

Most of them couldn't even spell it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Retire Wolf Blitzer, he puts the letters h-a-c-k in hack.  

Brianna Keilar is the best host on that network. 

Erin Burnett's show has been real strong lately. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

You don't watch CNN anyway.  The only time you watch is when I say, "Holy shit, turn on CNN!"  

The correspondents being promoted absolutely deserve it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1    2 weeks ago

lol. Since you have implored me I have become a regular.  It's a good channel.

Sorry though Sis, Wolf Blitzer is washed up. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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2.1.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    2 weeks ago
Sorry though Sis, Wolf Blitzer is washed up.

Because of his age, or what? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

I dont even know how old he is. I would just describe it as he gets too hyped up. You can like him if you want. Maybe you are right and I am wrong. 

I like Brianna Keilar and Erin Burnett and Chris Cuomo. and Jake Tapper. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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2.1.4  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

Have you ever noticed that Jake Tapper always looks like a guy who is in the middle of cleaning out a cat box?  Don't get me wrong, I like him.  But he might want to consider retiring the perpetual sneer.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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2.1.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

Could it be that you are confusing a smile and a cringe? 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

I don't know about the sneer but it does appear as if he's itching for a fight

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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2.1.7  Drakkonis  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

Definitely a sneer. It's even in his voice. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

I watched CNN for the first time in a very long time the other night when the riots happened. I like Erin Burnett

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Abby Miller is a dead ringer for one of the actresses on Y & R in that picture.

 
 
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