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Kelly Wallace Returns to CNN

Kelly Wallace is departing iVillage to re-join CNN — her third stint at the network. Wallace, who got her start as a producer at CNN in 1990 was a correspondent for the NBC News’ women’s issues site iVillage.com. Wallace will be a Digital Correspondent and Editor-at-Large for CNN Digital, focusing on family, career and life.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly back to CNN,” said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker. “But this time she comes as a true multi-platform journalist, hired first and foremost to report for our strong digital assets. This move underscores our commitment to this space as clearly as ever.”

Wallace, a mother of two, is married to MSNBC executive producer Matt Saal. After her first run at CNN from 1990-1995, Wallace moved to on air reporting job at KRQE, the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque followed by a 10-month stint at the State Department for Fox News in 1999 before returning to CNN as a White House correspondent. She left CNN for CBS News in 2007 and joined iVillage three years later.

Wallace begins next month at CNN.

Full release after the jump…

Kelly Wallace Returns to CNN as Digital Correspondent 

A new cross-platform role and beat for CNN’s new era

Award-winning digital journalist and television correspondent Kelly Wallace is returning to CNN this July as a Digital Correspondent and Editor-at-Large for CNN Digital, focusing on family, career and life.  In this new digital-firstposition, Wallace will cover issues and interests of the modern woman — from family and parenting to the so-called work life balance.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly back to CNN,” said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker. “But this time she comes as a true multi-platform journalist, hired first and foremost to report for our strong digital assets. This move underscores our commitment to this space as clearly as ever.  Kelly’s journalistic pedigree, cross-platform approach to storytelling and passion for women’s issues make her the perfect person for this beat.”

In her new role, Wallace will write in-depth articles and socially-sourced stories within CNN.com’s Living section, and contribute to CNN Parents – a new section of the site that will launch later this month.  In addition, she’ll createseveral original web video packages weekly and appear regularly on both CNN and HLN TV.

“Kelly is a triple threat,” said Meredith Artley,” VP and Managing Editor of CNN.com.  “She’s an ace TV reporter, a multimedia web journalist, and she’s created a strong community around an important beat.”

Wallace, who began her CNN career as an associate producer, worked from 1999-2006 as a CNN TV Correspondent covering a wide range of beats for the network, including the White House, the Mideast and John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

After leaving CNN in 2006, Kelly Wallace joined CBS News as a general assignment reporter, where she covered stories for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and The Early Show. Wallace ultimately followed her interest in digital media and passion for women’s interests to iVillage.  In 2010, she was named Chief Correspondent and Executive Director of Digital Video at iVillage where she made headlines for scoring exclusive interviews with First Lady Michelle Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Alicia Keys, Jill Biden, Dr. Oz and other newsmakers.  In that role, Kelly also made regular appearances on NBC and MSNBC.

“It’s an exciting time to be back at CNN.  Jeff and Meredith have injected the network with tremendous vision, energy and a real commitment to journalism,” Wallace explained.  “I look forward to sharing my work and passions across CNN’s robust digital and television platforms.”

In her new role, Kelly Wallace will report to Meredith Artley.  She will begin on July 8, 2013.

 

 

 

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