CNN has announced the hire of two correspondents from the local news landscape: WJLA anchor Pamela Brown (left) and WSB reporter Alina Machado (right).
Brown will be a New York-based correspondent dedicated to reporting for the network’s new morning show, which will be anchored by Chris Cuomo and is slated to launch this spring. Machado will be based in Atlanta as a reporter for CNN, CNN en Español and CNN Latino.
Brown has worked at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington DC, since 2006. She was most recently the Sunday evening anchor and a special projects reporter.
“Pam is an outstanding reporter who made her mark in Washington, D.C. with exceptional coverage of domestic breaking news and enterprise reporting. The passion in her work is evident and we are so happy to have her join the CNN team,” CNN EVP Ken Jautz said in a statement.
Machado worked at WTVD, the ABC O&O in Raleigh-Durham, before joining WSB, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. She has also worked as a bilingual anchor and correspondent for WDJT-WYTU, the CBS and Telemundo affiliates in Milwaukee.
The network also announced the official hire of George Howell, who has been freelancing for CNN since signing off from WSB in 2011.
“George and Alina are multi-talented, and their passion for getting to the crux of the story comes through in their award-winning journalism,” EVP and managing director of CNN International Tony Maddox said in a statement.