Bloomberg TV Washington DC correspondent Lizzie O’Leary is leaving the business channel for CNN. O’Leary will be CNN’s aviation and regulation corespondent, reporting on all facets of transportation, as well as DC’s regulatory agencies.
“Lizzie brings to the beat everything we’re looking for,” said CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist in a statement. “She is a smart and experienced reporter, and I look forward to Lizzie joining our ranks as we expand reporting out of the Washington bureau.”
Original story: Bloomberg TV’s DC-based correspondent Lizzie O’Leary is leaving the channel, according to Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal. O’Leary has made a name for herself not only for reporting, but for her entertaining Twitter feed @Lizzieohreally, which goes well beyond financial news. No word on where she is going, but a Bloomberg source tells TVNewser she has another gig lined up.
Lizzie O’Leary Named CNN Aviation and Regulation Correspondent
Lizzie O’Leary will join CNN in the newly-created aviation and regulation correspondent position, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. O’Leary will report on all facets of U.S. transportation, including air, rail, maritime and space, in addition to covering the many agencies in Washington that have a daily impact on the lives of Americans.
“Lizzie brings to the beat everything we’re looking for,” said Feist. “She is a smart and experienced reporter, and I look forward to Lizzie joining our ranks as we expand reporting out of the Washington bureau.”
O’Leary joins CNN Washington from Bloomberg Television, where she was D.C.-based correspondent covering politics and economic policy. In that role, she reported on the global credit crisis, the housing market and the government’s financial rescue package. In 2010, she interviewed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a trip to Mumbai, India. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Previously, O’Leary was producer and reporter for National Public Radio. She got her start in journalism at ABC News, where she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the terror attacks of September 11th.
O’Leary earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Williams College.
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