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Jay Carney Joins CNN

jay carneyFormer White House press secretary Jay Carney is joining CNN as a political commentator. Carney will contribute across the network starting tonight as part of CNN’s coverage of President Obama’s address on ISIS.

“I’m thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world,” said Carney.

“Jay’s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns,” says Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist.

Carney was Pres. Obama’s press secretary from 2011 until June. Before that he was communications director for Vice President Biden. Carney spent 20 years with TIME Magazine where he served as Moscow correspondent, White House correspondent and, Washington bureau chief.

He follows in a long line of White House press secretaries who join the news ranks, including Obama’s first press secretary Robert Gibbs who is an MSNBC analyst and George W. Bush‘s press secretary Dana Perino who now hosts “The Five” on Fox News. Bush’s two other press secretaries Ari Fleischer and the late Tony Snow, each joined CNN following their White House runs. Former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers hosted CNBC’s “Equal Time” following her White House stint;  Bill Moyers and Pierre Salinger, press secretaries to Pres. Johnson and Pres. Kennedy, respectively, went on to careers as news correspondents at CBS and ABC, respectively.

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Bruce Morton Has Died

brucemortonBruce Morton, former CBS News and CNN correspondent, died at his home in Washington, DC this morning after a battle with cancer. Morton, a Harvard graduate and U.S. Army Veteran, joined ABC News in 1962. He left for CBS News two years later where he would stay for 29 years. For most of that time, Morton was a congressional correspondent, but also anchored the “CBS Morning News” from 1974 to 1977. After leaving CBS in 1993, Morton went to work for CNN as national correspondent. He retired in 2006.

Morton is survived by his son Alec and daughter Sarah, who also worked in TV news. Sarah Morton spent 18 years at CBS News as a producer. Bruce Morton was 83.

More: CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist sent a note to staff about Morton’s passing: “Bruce was an original member of the famed ‘Boys on the Bus,’ and could share campaign trail war stories with his colleagues and our viewers like nobody else.”

More: CBS’s obituary on Morton, also after the jump…

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David Chalian Named CNN Political Director

david_chalian_jt_120728_wgCNN producer David Chalian has been named Political Director for the network, Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist announced today.

The former ABC News political director joined CNN last summer as “Crossfire” supervising producer. He replaces Mark Preston as political director, who was promoted to executive editor of CNN Politics last month.

Before CNN, Chalian served as POLITICO’s VP of video programming and Yahoo News’ Washington Bureau Chief; he was terminated by Yahoo! after a negative comment he made about Mitt Romney and the Republican Party was caught on a hot microphone.

FishbowlDC has the full memo sent to staff from Feist.

CNN Goes Back to ‘The Sixties’

In celebration of the premiere of “The Sixties,” CNN threw a ’60s themed party Wednesday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The party was held in the same space where the network’s exhibit of ’60s artifacts is on display this week.

The party included entertainment from Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux and 1960s-themed food, including green bean casserole, turkey meatloaf and retro candy, served on TV dinner trays. Guests posed for photos with tie-dye bandanas, retro sunglasses, and inflatable guitars. The exhibit, which features one of Keith Richards‘ guitars, a lifesize replica of Mr. Rogers, and an old television camera belonging to CBS News, was also open to guests.

TVNewser spotted Don Lemon, Ashleigh Banfield, John Berman, Brian Stelter and his wife, NY1′s Jamie Stelter, Christine Romans and Sally Kohn. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker introduced the Fab Faux before they took the stage around 8 p.m. Also in attendance: Indra Petersons, Allison Kosik, Poppy Harlow, Sam Feist, Dan Abrams, and Chris Cuomo, whose brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was on hand to open the exhibit at Grand Central on Tuesday.

“The Sixties” is a ten-part series that kicks off the network’s new primetime programming slate. The first installment airs tonight at 9pmET.

Mark Preston Named Executive Editor for CNN Politics

Preston Mark Preston has been named Executive Editor for CNN Politics, SVP and Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist announced today.

In his new role, Preston will oversee CNN’s political events, including presidential debates. Preston will continue his political reporting, covering campaigns and events across CNN’s platforms, while also serving as an on-air analyst during election and primary coverage.

“Mark’s new role will put CNN in a terrific position heading into the mid-term elections and beyond,” Feist said. “Mark’s relationships in the political world are among the strongest in journalism and we look forward to Mark leveraging these connections as he organizes events and reports on the upcoming campaign.”

Before the promotion, Preston had been CNN’s political director since 2011. He’s been with the network since 2005.

CNN’s press release after the jump.

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Ed O’Keefe Named VP of CNNMoney & Politics

cnnmoneyAs CNN prepares to take control of CNNMoney, the network is bringing on Ed O’Keefe to the new position of VP of CNNMoney and Politics for CNN Digital.

As Time Inc. prepares to be spun off from Time Warner, CNNMoney stays in the Time Warner fold and, as of June 1, becomes a part of CNN. (Money magazine and Money.com remain with Time Inc. Money made its own internal moves yesterday). O’Keefe will be tasked with growing the CNNMoney brand as well as expanding political coverage on CNN Digital. He’ll work alongside DC bureau chief Sam Feist in that capacity.

O’Keefe joins from NowThisNews where he was editor-in-cheif. Before that, he spent 12 years at ABC News, lastly as executive producer at ABCNews.com.

In addition, CNN Digital is promoting Lex Haris to Executive Editor of CNNMoney. Haris has been with CNNMoney since 2001, and has been the site’s managing editor since 2007.

Michelle Kosinski Leaves NBC for CNN, Named White House Correspondent

michelle kosinskiCNN is making changes in the Washington bureau ahead of the 2014 midterms and 2016 Presidential elections. Michelle Kosinski is joining the network as White House correspondent and Dana Bash and Pamela Brown will add new responsibilities, bureau chief Sam Feist has announced.

Kosinski joins CNN from NBC News, where she has worked since 2005, most recently as a London-based foreign correspondent.

Bash, CNN’s chief Congressional correspondent, will also serve as the network’s lead reporter covering the 2016 field of Republican Presidential candidates. Brown, who joined CNN last year, has been named Justice correspondent, replacing Joe Johns, who was promoted to senior Washington correspondent last month.

“We have put together a powerhouse team of outstanding journalists whose reporting is second to none,” Feist said in a statement. “With Michelle, Dana, Pamela, Brianna [Keilar] and Suzanne [Malveaux] as well as our large roster of accomplished journalists, CNN is positioned to deliver the most in-depth, high caliber and informative political coverage anywhere.”

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Brianna Keilar Named Senior Political Correspondent at CNN

Brianna KeilarBrianna Keilar has been named CNN’s senior political correspondent. In her new role, which begins next month, Keilar will serve as the lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field of 2016 Presidential contenders, as well as the primary fill-in anchor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

“Brianna has distinguished herself as one of the top political reporters in the field,” Washington bureau chief Sam Feist said in a statement. “She possesses a strong understanding of both the White House and the congressional beat, and we’re thrilled she’ll be taking on this new assignment as the campaign season heats up.”

Keilar, who has been CNN’s senior White House correspondent since 2013, joined the network as a general assignment correspondent in 2006. CNN’s press release is after the jump.  Read more

CNN to Relaunch ‘Inside Politics’ With John King

John KingCNN is bringing back “Inside Politics” with John King as anchor. The revamped show, which will feature a rotating panel of political reporters, will debut this Sunday at 8:30amET.

“Inside Politics” ran for more than 20 years on CNN. It ended in 2005 when then-host Judy Woodruff decided not to renew her contract with the network.

“I’m honored to be part of bringing Inside Politics back to CNN, with a focus on ahead-of-the-curve political reporting,” King said in a statement. “It’s a fascinating time in American politics, in Washington and across the country, and we have a remarkable group of journalists committed to sharing their reporting and their insights each week.”

King joined CNN in 1997 and was named chief national correspondent in 2005. Before anchoring “John King USA,” which was canceled in 2012, he anchored “State of the Union,” CNN’s Sunday public affairs program.

This is the second show that CNN has revived after several years off the air. “Crossfire,” also canceled in 2005, was relaunched in September at 6:30pmET.

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Joe Johns Promoted to Senior Washington Correspondent at CNN

joe johns cnnJoe Johns has been promoted to senior Washington correspondent at CNN, Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced this morning.

Johns, who marks his tenth anniversary with CNN this month, has most recently been the network’s Justice correspondent.

“It has become clear that with a midterm election campaign and a presidential campaign on the horizon, we will need Joe’s storytelling and reporting in areas that extend far beyond the Justice Department,” Feist wrote in a note to the Washington bureau. “And Joe Johns is the perfect correspondent to fill this need.”

Read Feist’s full note after the jump. Read more

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