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CNN Officially Welcomes Back Stephanie Elam

It wasn’t that long ago that we were writing about Stephanie Elam’s move from CNN New York to NBC Southern California. Less than a year later, the Howard University grad and former CNN business reporter has straight-reversed that career direction, heading back to the closer confines of CNN’s LA office.

Those who follow Elam’s Twitter feed have known about this latest career move for upwards of a week. This afternoon, CNN has made it official:

During her tenure at KNBC, Elam’s reporting centered around emergency awareness, empowering Southern Californians with information to be earthquake ready, water safety and informed about money matters. She covered the release of John Smith, a man jailed 18 years for a crime he did not commit; the 2012 Golden Globes red carpet; and she anchored KNBC ‘s breaking news coverage of the Seal Beach murders.

“Stephanie is an excellent communicator and tenacious reporter, and we are pleased to have her back as a part of the CNN family,” said Terence Burke, vp of newsgathering for CNN U.S.

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New Home | Maternity Madness | S-U-I-N-G

  • FishbowlLA:  Lots of accolades from CNN as its longtime business reporter Stephanie Elam joins KNBC.
  • TVNewser: Fox News Channel’s Megan Kelly is back from maternity leave, meaning Jon Stewart can resume his jabs at her.
  • SportsNewser: Former Village People frontman Victor Willis is planning to sue the Tampa Bay Rays because of using his name and likeness without permission.  And yes, that’s Willis in his cop costume for the 1970s disco group.  

CNN Congrats Pour In for New KNBC Co-Anchor Stephanie Elam

The announcement that temporary KNBC weekend anchor Robert Kovacik has been given the job permanently, together with new partner Stephanie Elam (pictured), is great for a couple of different reasons.

First off, Kovacik’s delivery is as smooth as silk; in Hollywood terms, he’s the west coast local equivalent of William Hurt‘s Broadcast News character. Secondly, not only is Elam a woman of color, but she comes to the weekend anchor desk by way of CNN, where she was a much loved business news correspondent.

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