CNN Names Producer for Spitzer & Parker Show

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By Betsy Rothstein 

LMcGuirk_7.30.jpgLiza McGuirk has been named Executive Producer of CNN’s new 8 p.m. so far unnamed debate program with co-hosts Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker set to launch this fall.

Senior Veep of Programming Bart Feder made the announcement. Most recently, McGuirk has been executive producer of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria: GPS.”

More on McGuirk after the jump…


Her past: She’s an Emmy-award winning producer, McGuirk was at CBS News for eight years, including four years producing and writing segments for “60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley. McGuirk also worked at CNN from 1980 to 1989, where she wrote and produced daily newscasts, supervised story coverage and produced special events, among them, political conventions and presidential trips overseas. She was the fifth person hired when CNN was in its infancy. Before returning to CNN in 2008, she was a freelance documentary producer, teaming up with Christiane Amanpour on several projects.

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