CNN Announces Promotions in D.C. Bureau

CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist has announced that the network is promoting some of its Washington-based correspondents. Those impacted include Jessica Yellin, Brianna Keilar, Jim Acosta and Rene Marsh.

“With these changes, CNN’s Washington team of correspondents will be even better positioned to deliver on our core missions of breaking news and enterprise reporting,” said Feist in a morning release. “As CNN continues to grow its newsgathering capabilities, we are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of correspondents to move into these key roles.”

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Yellin will become chief domestic affairs correspondent. “In this new assignment, she will report on a wide range of political stories providing analysis and coverage of domestic affairs across the network’s programming and digital platforms. Yellin will also serve as a substitute anchor in various positions for the network.”

Keilar has been named Senior White House correspondent. “She has been reporting extensively on President Obama and his administration from the nation’s capital and from around the world since 2008. Previously, Keilar served as congressional correspondent, responsible for reporting on both the U.S. House and Senate. In that role, she was honored with the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for her fall 2008 coverage of the $700 billion bank bailout.”

Jim Acosta has been promoted to Senior White House correspondent. “During his six-and-half years with the network, Acosta worked his way up to national political correspondent and was the network’s lead reporter on the 2012 Romney presidential campaign.  During his new role as Sr. White House correspondent, Acosta will continue to serve as a substitute anchor for the network.”

Rene Marsh, who has been reporting for CNN Newsource since early 2012, has been named CNN’s new aviation and government regulation correspondent. “Marsh comes from CNN Newsource, where she reported for the network as a national correspondent serving more than 800 affiliates.”