frates_chris_t1largCNN is adding to its investigative ranks, hiring Chris Frates as a DC-based correspondent for the unit. Frates will start next month, and will report to Patricia DiCarlo, director of the CNN Investigations unit.

Frates is currently a national correspondent for the National Journal, where he covers “congressional leadership and the intersection of money, politics and policy.” he formerly worked at Politico and The Denver Post.

“Chris has done outstanding reporting and will be a terrific addition to the unit,” said DiCarlo in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

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