CNN announces promotions aplenty in DC

Aug 21, 2013
CNN announces promotions aplenty in DC

Today's journalism job headline is dominated by CNN, where four new big promotions were made in its DC bureau. First up is national political correspondent Jessica Yellin, who will become chief domestic affairs correspondent. "Congrats to the great CNN crew on the promotions. Well-deserved," tweeted Ken Thomas of the Associated Press, listing Yellin's name. NBC Today Show's Erica Hill added, "Congrats on the moves @JessicaYellin @brikeilarcnn!" 


Which brings us to Brianna Keilar, who was also just bumped up--to senior White House correspondent. "Congrats to my dear friend @brikeilarcnn for her promotion. Well-deserved!!" tweeted Mara Schiavocampo of NBC News. This Monday Keilar was entrusted with subbing for colleague Wolf Blitzer, and shared a twitpic of herself in glasses, captioning: "I'm filling in for @wolfblitzer today at 5pm ET and, oddly, kind of starting to look like him." Lachlan Markay of The Washington Free Beacon protested, "Fact-check: false." 


Simultaneously, Jim Acosta was also promoted to senior White House correspondent. Acosta was most recently a national political correspondent.  "Welcome to the CNN White House unit, @JimAcostaCNN!" fellow promotee Keilar tweeted him. "Thanks @brikeilarcnn ... We're gonna be a great team!" Acosta replied, adding, "I was gonna say Brianna... let's take a selfie. But that's too cheesy." Hey, selfies are always acceptable phenomena in the news industry, Jim.


And finally, CNN Newsource national correspondent Rene Marsh was named the network's new aviation and government regulation correspondent. "Wow, I had no idea that CNN has a "government regulation" correspondent... Kudos @Rene_MarshCNN," Marcus Baram of the International Business Times. "Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion! Maybe I can work up the courage to ask for a Syracuse legend's autograph," a friend tweeted her, to which she humbly replied, "ha! Legend? Hardly. Thank you friend!"


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