ABC News has hired away CNN investigative correspondent Abbie Boudreau. Boudreau will be joining ABC News’ Los Angeles bureau beginning Monday.
The award-winning Boudreau joined CNN in October 2007 as an Atlanta-based correspondent in the Special Investigations and Documentary unit. She has worked on multiple CNN special reports, including “Killings at the Canal: The Army Tapes,” “Biden: Revealed,” and “Campus Rage.”
For ABC, Boudreau will be a general assignment reporter joining David Wright and Mike Von Fremd in the L.A. bureau. This is ABC’s first on-air correspondent hire since a massive round of cuts at the network earlier this year that resulted in the elimination of more than 350 positions, including several West Coast correspondent jobs.
The news was first reported by LA news site The Enterprise Report.
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