CNN this morning named Michelle Kosinski its White House Correspondent, and Dana Bash and Pamela Brown have been given new roles as the 2014 and 2016 campaigns approach. Kosinski will join senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta as CNN’s on-air team at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As previously announced, Brianna Keilar has been named senior political correspondent and Suzanne Malveaux returns to the nation’s capital as national correspondent.
Kosinski joins CNN from NBC News as White House correspondent this month. While at NBC, she covered a range of international and national stories for the network, including the unrest in Afghanistan, Russian politics and issues, the death of Nelson Mandela, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, terrorist threats and attacks in London, Glasgow and Germany, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kosinski was also instrumental to NBC’s Emmy-Award winning election night coverage in 2008. Prior to her work at NBC News, Kosinski received an Emmy award for her reporting on immigration issues for the NBC station in Miami.
Bash, chief congressional correspondent, will also serve as the network’s lead reporter covering the Republican field of 2016 presidential hopefuls. Bash has covered Congress and presidential campaigns for more than a decade. In 2004, Bash extensively covered the George W. Bush re-election campaign from start to finish. In 2008, she covered and interviewed the field of Republican contenders on the campaign trail and was CNN’s primary reporter on John McCain’s presidential campaign after he clinched the GOP nomination.
Brown, who has reported extensively for New Day, has been named CNN’s new Justice correspondent. Since joining CNN in 2013, she has covered major breaking news stories, including the Boston marathon attacks, the Cleveland kidnappings, and the Oklahoma tornadoes. In Brown’s new role, she’ll cover crime and justice issues, including law enforcement stories and Supreme Court cases. She began her career at Washington D.C.’s ABC station and NewsChannel8, where she became a Sunday evening anchor. Brown succeeds Joe Johns, who was recently promoted to senior Washington correspondent. She begins her new assignment next month.