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Cable News Covers Wayward Plane with ‘Unconscious and Slumped Over’ Pilot

ScottCable news networks have been covering the story of an unresponsive single-engine turboprop plane that eventually crashed near Jamaica.

Two F-15 fighter jets scrambled over the Atlantic Ocean trailing the plane, which U.S. officials said was being flown by a pilot “unconscious and slumped over” in the cockpit. The plane departed Rochester, NY this morning heading to Naples, FL. It was last heard from at 1oamET, flying off course and into Cuban airspace, ultimately crashing in the ocean just north of Jamaica.

Fox News’ Jon Scott, a licensed pilot, first reported the news at the top of “Happening Now” at 1pmET. Scott went to former pilot and Fox News correspondent Leland Vittert for a report on the plane, later talking to another former pilot, correspondent Trace Gallagher. Wolf Blitzer first reported the news at 1:14pmET, speaking with Aviation Correspondent Rene Marsh. Ronan Farrow reported the news at 1:20pmET. Scott also first reported the plane’s crash at 2:37pmET. Joy Reid reported the news at 2:46pmET; Brooke Baldwin reported the crash at 2:51pmET. The cause of the crash is unknown at this point.

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CNN Ups Keilar, Acosta And Marsh, Shifts Yellin From White House To Domestic Affairs

CNN has made a number of changes to its DC correspondent ranks.

For starters, chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin will be departing the beat to become chief domestic affairs correspondent, and a substitute anchor.

Meanwhile, in the White House, Brianna Keilar and Jim Acosta have been promoted to senior White House correspondents. Keilar was a Congressional reporter before joining the White House team, while Acosta was national political correspondent.

Elsewhere, Rene Marsh has been named aviation and government regulation correspondent. Marsh had been a national correspondent for CNN Newsource since early 2012.

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René Marsh Joins CNN Newsource as National Correspondent

René Marsh has joined CNN Newsource as a national correspondent, CNN vice president of news operations, administration and affiliate services Paul Crum announced this morning.

Marsh joins the affiliate service from WSVN, the Sunbeam-owned Fox affiliate in Miami, where she was a general assignment reporter. In announing the hire, Crum praised her as  “sharp and poised reporter with a solid background in covering a vast array of news stories, from investigative to major breaking events.”

CNN Newsource serves more than 800 affiliates nationwide.