John Schriffen is joining ABC News as a New York-based correspondent, president Ben Sherwood announced this morning.

Schriffen joins ABC after two months as a freelance reporter for WCBS, the CBS-owned local station in New York City. Prior to that, he was a general assignment reporter for WRC, the NBC-owned station in Washington, DC. He will report across all ABC’s platforms.

Schriffen “brings great energy, creativity and competitiveness to his journalism,” Sherwood wrote in a memo to ABC staffers (read it after the jump).

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