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Print, Broadcast, and Digital Platforms Collide, with an Epic Photobomb

What do you get when you have CNN’s Washington bureau chief Sam Feist holding up a full page print ad in today’s Washington Post (citing recent data by the Pew Research Center…same ad appeared in today’s New York Times) tweeted by CNN’s Jeremy Diamond?

This, photobombed by Peter Hamby:

If only Feist was doing a live radio hit while posing for the photo – TV, print, online, AND radio would have been covered…

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Hey Isn’t That…CNN’s Peter Hamby in Richmond Magazine??

hamby-pr-smallHey isn’t that CNN’s national political reporter Peter Hamby in the November issue of Richmond Magazine? 

The Richmond native was recently profiled by Kate Andrews in the Virginia magazine, covering his nearly ten years with CNN. The feature explores Hamby’s time on several different campaign trails leading up to the September launch of “Hambycast,” with insight from CNN’s Washington bureau chief Sam FeistThe New York Times’ Jonathan Martin, and Hamby’s father, Bill Hamby.

Andrews writes:

“Despite his activity on Twitter and other electronic channels, Hamby wants to be out of the office and on the road, meeting people face to face, an old-school approach to journalism. On average, he’s outside of D.C. two or three days a week.”

“Even though Hamby is based out of CNN’s Washington bureau, a sleek, open-plan office with at least four or five TV and computer screens per person, his two-minute-long Hambycasts are filmed in other states: Iowa and South Carolina, so far, with New Hampshire, North Carolina and other states on the horizon. They draw on his familiarity with the campaign trail, as well as a humorous approach to the circus surrounding candidates or near-candidates like Hillary Clinton and Rick Perry.”

For the full profile, click here.

Jay Carney to Join CNN as Political Commentator

carneyFormer White House press secretary Jay Carney is set to join CNN as a political commentator Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced today. See him tonight for the network’s coverage pertaining to President Barack Obama’s remarks on ISIS.

“Jay’s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns,” said Feist. “We’re fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight to provide analysis and insight surrounding the President’s address to the nation.” Read more

Paul Steinhauser Set to Depart CNN for NH1

profilepictureCNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist today sent a note to bureau staff announcing that CNN political editor Paul Steinhauser will soon join NH1 as political director and anchor.

Steinhauser has been with CNN for 28 years in a plethora of roles, including assignment editor, producer, and show EP.

See Feist’s note to staff after the jump. Read more

CNN White House Correspondent Michelle Kosinski Marries Kimbell Rush Duncan

Photo via Laura Bernardini

Photo credit: CNN guest

CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski wed retired investment banker turned philanthropist Kimbell Rush Duncan Saturday at the Anderson House in Washington.

Kosinski donned a floral crown – designed by a milliner in Krakow – a Polish tradition reflecting her heritage. Female guests were all given their own floral crowns to wear throughout the night and men were greeted with their own boutonnieres.

The menu consisted of a salad of avocado and hearts of palm; Chilean sea bass with sweet corn, chanterelles, asparagus, purple sticky rice and lemongrass broth; and wedding cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh berries.

In attendance: CNN DC bureau chief Sam FeistWolf Blitzer and wife Lynn Blitzer, CNN’s Dana Bash and boyfriend actor Spencer Garrett, CNN’s Jim Sciutto and wife Gloria Riviera; Fox News’ Ed Henry and wife CNN’s Shirley Henry; CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Kevin Sheridan; CNN’s Lauren Pratapas and husband Brad Dayspring, NRSC strategist; CNN’s Gloria BorgerJim AcostaEdie EmeryLaura BernardiniDavid ChalianJay ShaylorFederico Quadrani, and Becky Brittain; and NBC’s Kristen Welker.

POLITICO’s Rachel Smolkin to Join CNN as Executive Editor of CNN Politics Digital

Rachel SmolkinAn email to CNN staff this morning announced that POLITICO managing editor for news Rachel Smolkin is headed to the network to serve as executive editor of CNN Politics Digital. In this role, she’ll lead CNNPolitics.com across all platforms in an effort to make its work “bolder, buzzier and more essential to audiences in and outside of the beltway.”

In lieu of a press release, CNN lately has been doing a Q&A with new hires. Check it out to hear from Smolkin on the best career advice she’s ever received, what drew her to politics, and the biggest challenge of covering Washington.

Smolkin’s last day at POLITICO is slated for August 8 and will start with CNN in mid-August. Prior to POLITICO, she was an assignment editor at USA Today.

See managing editor of CNN Digital Meredith Artley‘s email to staff after the jump. Read more

CNN Names Elise Labott Global Affairs Correspondent

b20720d653e07e54d5f77d41b24f8312An internal memo sent last hour by CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist to staff announced that Elise Labott was named global affairs correspondent with the network. She has been with CNN for 14 years, as a State Department producer and later a foreign affairs reporter.

See Feist’s memo after the jump. Read more

David Chalian Named CNN Political Director

david-chalianA Friday afternoon announcement within CNN named “Crossfire” supervising producer David Chalian CNN Political Director.

Chalian, who joined the network in July 2013 after serving as VP of video programming for POLITICO, will manage CNN’s political reporters and producers and oversee all political coverage.

Prior to POLITICO, Chalian was the political director for ABC News during the 2008 presidential campaign, Washington bureau chief for Yahoo News, and political editor for PBS “NewsHour.”

Read the full announcement, after the jump.

FROM: Sam Feist and Virginia Moseley

As we head into midterm election season and begin to lay the groundwork for the coming presidential campaign, it gives us great pleasure to announce that David Chalian has accepted the position of CNN Political Director. Over the last year, David has proven himself to be an outstanding political producer as the supervising producer of Crossfire.

David brings to this role a wealth of experience managing network political coverage. David was political director for ABC News during the 2008 presidential campaign and earned an Emmy award for his contribution to ABC’s 2009 inauguration coverage. David has also served as the Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo News, Political Editor for PBS Newhour, and Vice President of video programming for Politico.

As Political Director, David will manage our extraordinary team of political reporters and producers and will oversee all aspects of CNN’s political coverage including day-to-day reporting, our Polling Unit, Decision Team, and political planning operation.

We can think of no person better prepared to lead our political team throughout the 2014 and 2016 campaigns. David will partner with Ed O’Keefe and the CNNPolitics.com team to make sure that CNN’s political coverage is unmatched on TV and online.

David will report to Virginia and officially moves into his new role on July 1st.

Please join us in congratulating David Chalian on a well deserved promotion.

CNN’s Brianna Keilar Upped to Senior Political Correspondent

Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief, announced today that  Brianna Keilar has been named CNN’s senior political correspondent. Along with reporting the top political and policy stories of the day, Keilar will serve as the lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the 2016 Democratic field. She will also serve as the network’s primary fill-in anchor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” at 5 p.m. ET.

Brianna is currently CNN’s senior White House correspondent. She joined the network in 2006 and previously served as a congressional correspondent. Her new assignment begins in March.

Congratulations from FBDC Brianna!

John King Revives ‘Inside Politics’ at CNN

“Inside Politics” is back -this time with more John King. The 30 minute Sunday program, which was previously hosted by Judy Woodruff before being cancelled in 2005, will feature a rotating group of political reporters who will provide an insider’s look into the key stories of the week.

“As we look ahead to the 2014 and 2016 campaigns, John is the ideal reporter to dissect the important political stories as Americans begin to think about their next president,” said Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief.  “John and his panel’s observations will give viewers a candid peek behind the week’s political headlines.”

“I’m honored to be part of bringing Inside Politics back to CNN, with a focus on ahead-of-the-curve political reporting,” said King.  “It’s a fascinating time in American politics, in Washington and across the country, and we have a remarkable group of journalists committed to sharing their reporting and their insights each week.”

The new, John King-anchored “Inside Politics” is scheduled to premiere Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m ET.

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