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Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington

Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 minutes later by CNN’s John King. The news was followed minutes later on Fox News, CNBC World, Fox Business and, at 7:13pm, on MSNBC.

ABC News led the way on the broadcast networks not only reporting that the missile had launched, but during a network special at 7:09pmET, correspondent Martha Raddatz reported that the launch was a failure. ABC’s Diane Sawyer anchored the special and also got phone reports from Jake Tapper at the White House and Bob Woodruff in North Korea. “We don’t have a chance to see the actual video of this launching,” said Woodruff, adding “We were thinking they were going to show it live to us in the press room.”

More than 100 foreign correspondents, including CNN’s Stan Grant, NBC’s Richard Engel and FNC’s Greg Palkot are reporting from North Korea this week.

Later in the evening, Engel went on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to report he, and other correspondents only learned the news from colleagues stateside. “We were alerted by our own news desk,” said Engel, then telling what happened next:

We rushed into the press center, the only place that has internet, the only place that has computer access, and we saw our minder [who] said, “Are you ready? We’re going to go in a few hours to a music festival.” We said, “What music festival? There has just been a rocket launch.” We were met with a completely blank stare and he shrugged his shoulders and ran out of the room.

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Special Sunday edition of Anderson Cooper 360

CNN U.S. and CNN International continue simulcasting of coverage from Japan with a special two-hour edition of “Anderson Cooper 360″ tonight at 9pmET (10am Monday morning Tokyo time). Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Soledad O’Brien who were all dispatched to Haiti during the earthquake there, will report tonight from Japan.

CNN Tokyo correspondent Kyung Lah will contribute as will correspondents Anna Coren, Stan Grant, Paula Hancocks, and Gary Tuchman.

Changes at CNNI: John Vause Named Anchor

CNN has named John Vause (right) an anchor for CNN International.

Vause, who had been a correspondent in Beijing, has relocated to Atlanta where he will anchor in the mornings for the network, including on CNNI’s “World Report.”

Vause’s departure leaves a gap in the network’s Beijing bureau, which also recently lost Emily Chang to Bloomberg TV. TVNewser has learned that Stan Grant will be moving to Beijing to lead the bureau there as senior international correspondent.

The internal memo announcing the moves from senior VP of international newsgathering Parisa Khosravi is after the jump.

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CNN Opens Abu Dhabi Facility

CNN officially launches its broadcast center in Abu Dhabi today. The “new state-of-the-art production center and newsgathering hub” has a staff of around two dozen and a four-camera digital studio with 24/7 live capability.

“The establishment of a permanent broadcast and production center in the Middle East by CNN is a significant and unique move by a Western news broadcaster,” said EVP of CNN International Tony Maddox at the launch announcement. “It gives CNN a powerful base from which to coordinate seven regional bureaus and showcase a new daily news show from the Middle East.”

That news show is called “Prism” and is CNN’s first daily live news show from the Middle East. It’s presented by Stan Grant and airs Sun-Thu on CNNI. That makes 10 shows launched on CNNI in the past year.

Photos of the new digs below. Video tour after the jump. (h/t CNN Observations)

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CNN Appoints Three Foreign Correspondents

chang_1-28.jpgCNN Worldwide has announced it is adding three new international correspondents, in Afghanistan, China and the United Arab Emirates.

This brings the CNN total of international newsgathering locations to 33, according to the release.

Atia Abawi will be based in Afghanistan, Stan Grant in the UAE and Emily Chang (pictured) will be the network’s second correspondent in Beijing.

Earlier: Ivan Watson rejoins CNN

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