Lisa Goddard is leaving her gig at Associated Press Radio to become CNN Radio’s Capitol Hill correspondent (a question we’d like to explore: in a world of cable news, podcasts, more newspapers, more magazines and, of course, blogs, blogs, blogs, how lucrative are these radio networks of CNN, AP, etc.?). Read the full release after the jump.
CNN Radio Hires Capitol Hill Correspondent
Lisa Goddard has been named the new Capitol Hill correspondent for CNN Radio, it was announced today by Jerry DeMink, vice president of CNN News Services. Goddard will primarily report on Capitol Hill and national political stories for the approximately 2,000 CNN Radio affiliates.
â€œCNN Radio affiliates will benefit from Lisaâ€™s considerable skills in her daily reports, network and affiliate live shots,â€ DeMink said. â€œShe lives and breathes political news, and will hit the ground running with already well-established contacts in the D.C.-area.â€
Goddard comes to CNN Radio after two years with the Associated Press Radio Network where she covered major D.C. stories such as the 2004 presidential election and the Social Security debate. Prior to working at AP, she was a political reporter at NBC and CNN affiliate WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., covering statehouse issues. Goddard holds a masterâ€™s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Fluent in Russian, Goddard also studied at Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia.
CNN Radio is a full-service network, providing its approximately 2,000 worldwide affiliates with the latest information in news, sports and business. Utilizing CNN’s 37 bureaus worldwide, CNN Radio offers an unmatched menu of actualities and reports through satellite feeds and an affiliate-accessible Web site. CNN Radio is based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, with personnel, including radio-only correspondents, located at the CNN bureau in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York. CNN Radio programming is distributed exclusively for radio broadcast in the United States by Westwood One. CNN Radio audio can also be heard via a link on the www.CNN.com Web site.