CNN has named Jessica Yellin chief White House correspondent, replacing Ed Henry, who left the cabler to join Fox News Channel. Yellin has served as national political correspondent for CNN since January, 2009, and begins her new assignment immediately.
This won’t be Yellin’s first White House tour. She has previously served as a White House correspondent for ABC News.
“Jessica Yellin has emerged as one of the leading political reporters in Washington, ” said CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist. “Jessica’s assertiveness along with her clever insight made her one of the top reporters of the 2008 campaign and has already set her apart in her reporting on the 2012 campaign. We’re thrilled Jessica will now bring her outstanding political journalism to our White House coverage.”
More information in the CNN announcement, after the jump.