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CNN Taps Rebecca Kutler As ‘Crossfire’ EP

CNN has tapped Rebecca Kutler to be the executive producer of the revamped “Crossfire,” which will launch later this Fall.

Kutler is a CNN veteran, having served previously as a senior producer and an executive producer for the channel’s morning, weekday and primetime programming, including a stint as EP of “John King USA.” She also worked as a producer on the most recent election and inauguration coverage, and previously served as press secretary to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

“Rebecca brings to Crossfire extensive experience producing political programs and also years of experience on Capitol Hill as a Congressional staffer,” wrote CNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist and CNN director of DC programming Eric Sherling in an email to staff. “Rebecca’s passion for news, politics, and great debate make her the perfect choice for this role.”

Their email to staff is after the jump.

CNN formally announced the revamped “Crossfire” last month, which will be co-hosted by S.E. Cupp, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones and Stephanie Cutter.


From: Feist, Sam
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:29 AM
Subject: Crossfire Executive Producer

FROM SAM FEIST AND ERIC SHERLING:

It gives us great pleasure to announce Rebecca Kutler as the executive producer of Crossfire. Rebecca is a seasoned producer who started her CNN career in Washington more than a decade ago. She has worked as a senior producer and executive producer for CNN’s morning, weekend, weekday and prime time programs out of New York, Washington and Atlanta. She was also a key producer of our most recent election and inauguration coverage. Rebecca brings to Crossfire extensive experience producing political programs and also years of experience on Capitol Hill as a Congressional staffer. Rebecca’s passion for news, politics, and great debate make her the perfect choice for this role. Please congratulate Rebecca as she begins to develop the program and build her staff. As you know, Crossfire will originate from the CNN Washington Bureau and will launch this fall.

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