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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…

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Kelly Wallace Leaves CBS News, Heads to NBC’s iVillage

kelly_wallace_7-19.jpgCBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace has left that network for a new gig as chief correspondent at the website iVillage, which is self-described as “the first and most established media company dedicated exclusively to connecting women at every stage of their lives.”

Wallace had been with CBS since the start of 2007, when she signed-on after thirteen years at CNN.

iVillage is owned by NBCU, which means she’ll now be working under the same umbrella as her husband, Matt Saal, who’s EP of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

While Wallace will host and produce web-shows and act as the site’s spokesperson, NYTimes’ Media Decoder writes about how the job also comes with responsibilities in the ad sales dept of NBC.

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With Layoffs Abound, CBS Finds Time to Celebrate

cbs.jpgTVNewser attended one of the few holiday parties still on the calendar. Producers, anchors and executives from CBS News and CBS Radio, and those of us who cover them, packed the 35th floor of CBS’s Black Rock headquarters last night.

We talked with The Early Show’s Julie Chen as she arrived, before telling us, “Okay, I’ve gotta go say hi to my husband.” Her husband, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves was a few feet away chatting with CBS PR honcho Gil Schwartz.

The rest of The Early Show team was in attendance too — Maggie Rodriguez, Harry Smith and Dave Price and Saturday anchors Erica Hill and Chris Wragge. Hill told us she is excited about her new CBS gig, while still contributing to CNN’s AC360. Wragge’s WCBS anchors were also there — Kristine Johnson, formerly an MSNBC anchor and weather guy Lonnie Quinn.

Katie Couric
arrived after the Evening News. “How are things in TVNewser-land?” she asked us. “Great,” we said. We congratulated her on her ratings last week. “Oh, I don’t pay attention to those things,” she said motioning to CBS News president Sean McManus and Moonves who were a few feet away. Couric said, “As long as they’re telling us we’re doing okay.”

We chatted up CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace, whose husband Matt Saal works across the street, almost literally, on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.

Charles Osgood, Morley Safer, Steve Kroft, and Troy Roberts, worked the crowd. And 48 Hours EP Susan Zirinsky told us, despite the media gloom and doom, she’s actually hiring for upcoming prime time projects.

And along with the holiday cheer, there was a lot of layoff talk, including someone who covers the industry…

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