In a speedy announcement after Ed Henry‘s blockbuster news that he was leaving CNN for Fox News last week, CNN’s Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist has picked Jessica Yellin to join the network’s White House unit. The news was announced this morning. Yellin begins her new assignment as chief White House correspondent immediately.

“This is a dream assignment,” said Yellin in a statement. “I’m honored CNN is putting its faith in me and humbled by the responsibility of covering the White House during these challenging times—and as we head into an election. I look forward to providing our viewers an honest assessment of the policies and the politics that affect our lives everyday.”

Where has Yellin worked? Find out about her professional past after the jump…

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