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  • After a year as a CNN correspondent based in Atlanta, Alina Machado is being relocated to her native Miami. “Alina’s move back home to Miami, along with her fluency in Spanish, gives us the opportunity for deeper and broader coverage across multiple platforms,” Terence Burke, VP of domestic newsgathering for CNN/U.S., said in a statement.

  • Deirdre Bolton made her first appearance on Fox Business this morning since joining the network last week. Bolton, a former Bloomberg TV anchor, will host a show focused on alternative investments in the 1pmET hour starting later this year. Watch here.

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CNN Adds Meteorologist Jennifer Gray, Promotes Nick Valencia to Reporter

jennifer gray cnnJennifer Gray has joined CNN as an Atlanta-based meteorologist, CNN/U.S. vice president of newsgathering Terence Burke announced today. Gray comes to the network from WTVJ, the NBC owned station in Miami.

“Jennifer brings a versatile skill set as a meteorologist,” Burke said in a statement. “She will be a great addition for CNN with her experience in production, multimedia and reporting in the field.”

CNN has also announced a promotion for Nick Valencia, who has been with the network since 2006, most recently as a news editor on the national content center desk. In his new role, Valencia will be a reporter and producer.

“Nick brings a passion for communicating stories across all mediums. We are happy to promote him to his new role, and integrate his journalism across all of our platforms,” Burke said.

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Scot Safon Out At HLN, Andrew Morse Joins CNN In Leadership Rejiggering

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is reorganizing his executive team in a big way.

For starters, after 22 years at the company HLN chief Scot Safon will be departing at the end of August. Current CNN/U.S. chief and former HLN executive VP Ken Jautz will manage HLN in the interim.

“Recently, Scot approached me with the desire to take a well-deserved break, and to move on to the next phase of his career,” Zucker wrote in a memo to staff this morning. “I have enjoyed working with Scot, and I am truly sorry to see him go. But I do understand the desire to do something new.”

The CNN Worldwide chief also confirmed the addition of Bloomberg TV’s Andrew Morse, who will become senior VP of domestic newsgathering and digital editorial, reporting to Zucker. Meredith Artley, Sam Feist and Terence Burke will all now report to Morse.

Michael Bass will oversee New York and Atlanta programming, while talent and acquisitions chief Amy Entelis will now report directly to Zucker. Ken Jautz will oversee operations and finance at CNN/U.S. while managing HLN in Safon’s absence.

Tony Maddox will be giving up some of his domestic newsgathering responsibilities to focus exclusively on international coverage.

Zucker’s full memo, below.
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CNN Hires Rosa Flores As Correspondent And Substitute Anchor

CNN has hired Rosa Flores as a correspondent and substitute anchor, based in New York City.

Flores is a local news veteran, most recently serving as a late afternoon anchor for ABC affiliate WBRZ Baton Rouge. She previously worked for NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans and CBS affiliate KHOU Houston. She is also the author of Progreso, a book abut her hometown on the Texas/Mexico border.

“Rosa is an outstanding reporter who made her mark in local television covering numerous breaking news and enterprise stories,” said Terence Burke, VP of newsgathering for CNN/U.S. in a statement. “We are thrilled to have her join the CNN team.”

“To be able to report for the premiere newsgathering operation in the world has been a dream ever since I covered my first story,” Flores said in a statement. “I am honored and excited to be joining CNN and work with the best in our profession. I look forward to being able to tell stories on a national level. I can’t wait to get started.”