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CNN Loses Lucia Newman To Al Jazeera

CNN Havana bureau chief Lucia Newman is joining Al Jazeera International as a correspondent based in Buenos Aires. On Friday, Lou Dobbs thanked Newman for her twenty years of service. He didn’t mention where she was heading, but TVNewser has confirmed it’s Argentina.

Newman will move to Al Jazeera International at the end of the month as the “Southern Cone” correspondent. The move will be officially announced soon.

Newman will join other prominent journalists at AJI, including David Frost, Dave Marash, and Riz Khan.

> In addition to Buenos Aires, AJI is establishing a bureau in Caracas, “and I heard something about Lima as well,” a tipster says.

> Newman’s bio: “CNN’s senior correspondent in Latin America, Newman has been based in Latin America as a CNN bureau chief since 1987…Newman is fluent in English and Spanish and reports in both languages.”

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