Jamie Gangel, retired from NBC NewsJamie Gangel 1 after three decades, has joined CNN as a special correspondent. At NBC, she served as a national correspondent for Today for two decades, including the program’s Jeff Zucker years; she also contributed to Nightly News. At CNN she will contribute across all programs, kicking off  her new gig next week with an exclusive interview with former VP Dick Cheney, and his daughter Liz Cheney.

This morning’s email-to-staff-cum-email-to-press from CNN chief Jeff Zucker:

I am thrilled to let you know that Jamie Gangel is joining CNN as a Special Correspondent, beginning today.

An award winning reporter, Jamie spent the last 30 years at NBC, from 1983 to 2013, as a general assignment and political correspondent.

In 1992, she became the National Correspondent for the “Today” show, where and she and I first worked closely together.

In her time there, she reported some of the best stories and delivered some of the most exclusive interviews on the program.

I am thrilled that she will now join us, contributing reports and interviews to all of our programs.

And for those of you who didn’t know, she’s not the first member of her family to work at CNN. That distinction belongs to her husband, the best-selling author Daniel Silva, who was once the Executive Producer of both “Crossfire” and “Capital Gang.”

Please join me in welcoming Jamie to CNN.

Jeff