Friday, November 24, 2006

Changes at CNN

The first of many changes happening at CNN. Here's the memo from Tony Maddox that arrived earlier in the week:

"Today I am pleased to announce a number of significant appointments within CNN's international newsgathering operations. I'm particularly delighted to have been able to make such a large number of strategically important changes from within the CNN family. This is a testament to the depth and expertise of the staff we have working at CNN.

Aneesh Raman has been appointed Middle East Correspondent and will be based in Cairo. This new title reflects his role in reporting from across the Middle East. Previously based in Baghdad, Aneesh has reported from numerous places in the past few months including Iran, Syria and Lebanon.

Also on the move is John Vause, currently in Jerusalem, who is taking on the challenging job of covering China. Based in Beijing, John will bring his extraordinary storytelling talents to this increasingly influential country. Replacing him as a Jerusalem-based correspondent is Atika Shubert, who is currently based in Tokyo. She joins the formidable team led by Bureau Chief Kevin Flower and correspondent Ben Wedeman, working in one of our most demanding news bureaus. In the coming weeks we will announce our coverage plans for Tokyo.

Joining the CNN family is Frederik Pleitgen who takes up the position as our Berlin correspondent. Some of you will know him from his time here on attachment to our international desk, or through his work with our former colleagues at n-tv. Frederik comes to CNN from German network broadcaster ZDF where he was the Political Editor.

Please join me in welcoming and congratulating our colleagues into their new positions."

2 comentarios:

christiane said...

I also read somewhere that CNN was going Web 2.0 ( as NBC called their structural layoffs ) but they were cutting high paid talent, producers and executives.

Will now Lou Dubbs be the king? we will start seeing Lou Dubbs in billboards across Across America?

marie said...

Congrats to all four on their new appointments! :)

The only person I am not worried about is Frederik Pleitgen. The other three need to be careful, esp John Vause, who will be in China. Thanks to satellite tv, I have seen firsthand that life is not worth much in China. I base my statements on what the newstations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong are broadcasting via satellite.

I also get Al-Jazeera in English, but that is another story.

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