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Al Jazeera America Interviews Finalists For President Role

Al Jazeera America is closing in on finding its president.

Last week, Ehab Al Shihabi (pictured left), the executive director of international operations for Al Jazeera and the senior executive in charge of developing Al Jazeera America, was in New York City, where he interviewed the final candidates for the leadership role, TVNewser has learned.

Those interviews are likely one of the last hurdles before the channel decided who its new chief executive should be. Among the candidates said to be under consideration: former CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein, former CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker and former ABC News chief David Westin. We haven’t heard of any new names surfacing recently, though if you have, drop us a line.

Al Jazeera America is still on track to launch later this year, though an exact launch date is unclear. But that has not stopped the network from staffing up. Among the recent hires: CNN’s Ali Velshi, NBC’s Mike Viqueira and just today, investigative journalist Josh Bernstein.
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Josh Bernstein Tapped As Investigative Reporter For Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America has named Josh Bernstein as an on-air investigative reporter, based in Washington DC. He will report to Ed Pound, the senior EP and head of AJA’s investigative unit.

Fittingly, given the recent national security leaks, Bernstein will focus on “corruption, fraud, waste, and official wrongdoing,” and “will be responsible for breaking news, uncovering scandals, and educating the public on what is really going on behind the closed doors of power,” the channel says.

Bernstein is a veteran investigative reporter, most recently for Fox affiliate KDVR Denver. He also worked for the shuttered iPad mag “The Daily” in New York, KNXV Phoenix and KCRA Sacramento.

“Government, corporations, and those in power must be accountable to the American public,’’ Bernstein says in a statement. “That is where we will focus our efforts.’’
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