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NJ and CBS Reveal Joint Political Teammates

NJ and CBS News have announced the members of their new joint political team that intends to provide multi-platform coverage of the 2012 presidential election.

And it’s nearly all female.

The team, led by Caroline Horn of CBS News and Kathy Kiely (pictured here) of NJ, will report for CBS News, cbsnews.com, and NationalJournal.com, providing coverage from the field with online dispatches, video, and social media updates.  Reports will appear on both organizations’ websites.

See the team and read about their professional pasts after the jump…there’s one lone male on the team who will be working in this vast sea of women. His name is Rodney.

The CBS News/National Journal Campaign 2012 Team is:

Caroline Horn, Senior Producer, CBS Evening News (Twitter: @CNHorn)
Caroline Horn was named CBS News’ Senior Producer for Politics in July 2011.  Prior to that, she coordinated political coverage for the “CBS Evening News.”  Horn joined CBS News in October 2010 from Bloomberg Television where she was a field producer. Previously, she served as deputy senior producer for politics at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer during the 2010 campaign season.

Kathy Kiely, Managing Editor for Politics, National Journal (Twitter: @kathykiely)
Kathy Kiely has been Managing Editor of Politics for National Journal since 2010.  Prior to joining NJ, she covered Congress and national politics for 12 years at USA Today. Kiely has also covered the White House and Washington for the New York Daily News, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Houston Post, and the Pittsburgh Press.  She has covered every presidential election since 1980.

Lindsey Boerma (Twitter: @Lindsey_CBSNJ)
Lindsey Boerma is a staff reporter for National Journal, where she has been covering the 2012 presidential race. Prior to joining National Journal, Boerma was a reporter at the Lincoln (Ill.) Daily News. A graduate of Pepperdine University, she served as editor-in-chief of the Graphic, politics reporter for TV 32 and campaign watch columnist during the 2008 presidential election.

Sarah Boxer (Twitter: @SarahB_CBSNJ)
Sarah Boxer is an associate producer for CBS News’ “The Early Show,” where she covers politics, economics and breaking news. She also field-produced during CBS News’ coverage of the 2008 presidential election, the Madoff trial, the 2010 BP oil spill, the assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the Royal Wedding, as well as the final NASA space shuttle launches. Before becoming a member of the CBS News team, Sarah worked for CNN’s New York Assignment Desk, which she joined after attending Cornell University.

Rodney Hawkins (Twitter: @Rodney_CBSNJ)
Rodney Hawkins is a broadcast associate for CBS Weekend News, as well as closed captioning coordinator. A graduate of Howard University, Hawkins joined CBS News full-time after completing several long-term internships at CBS News in both the CBS Weekend News and “CBS Evening News” departments.

Sarah Huisenga (Twitter: @SarahH_CBSNJ)
Sarah Huisenga has served as a Producer and field producer for CBS News’ “48 Hours Mystery” since 2008. Prior to joining CBS News, she was a documentary producer at Chicago-based Towers Productions. A native Iowan, Huisenga is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Rebecca Kaplan (Twitter: @Rebecca_CBSNJ)
Rebecca Kaplan is a staff reporter for National Journal, where she has been covering the White House.  Before joining National Journal, Kaplan interned at USA Today, Time, and Slate. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in political communication and diplomatic history.

Naureen Khan (Twitter: @Naureen_CBSNJ)
Naureen Khan is a staff reporter for National Journal, where she covers politics and policy.  She has previously worked as a general assignment reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer and the Austin American-Statesman. Khan graduated from Duke University, and served in various leadership capacities for The Chronicle, including covering the 2008 elections in North Carolina.

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