ABC News digital reporter Karen Travers is moving to the network’s affiliate news service NewsOne. In her new role Travers will cover the White House and Congress, and will be a part of the network’s Vote 2012 coverage.
Travers has also produced a number of reports for ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper, including the secret trip to Afghanistan made by President Obama.
“Karen’s experience in Washington will complement our all-star line-up of seasoned reporters there – distinguishing the coverage of ABC News and that of our stations and affiliates across the country,” wrote NewsOne VP Al Prieto in a memo to staff.
Prieto’s full email, after the jump.
From: Prieto, Al
Date: June 3, 2011 2:49:04 PM EDT
Subject: KAREN TRAVERS JOINING NEWSONEI am pleased to announce that Karen Travers will be joining NewsOne’s Washington team. In her new role Karen will report on the White House, Congress, and ABC News’ Vote 2012 coverage in addition to other national news stories for our affiliate news service which includes over 200 affiliates around the country and more than 30 domestic and international clients, including BBC, NHK, ARD/Germany and CTV Canada.
Since joining ABC News in 2000, Travers has covered Washington and national politics extensively, including two presidential campaigns and both the Obama and Bush Administrations. In her most recent role as a digital reporter covering the Obama White House, Karen has traveled across the United States and to nearly 20 foreign countries with the President including both of his secret trips to Afghanistan in 2010. Karen’s experience in Washington will complement our all-star line-up of seasoned reporters there – distinguishing the coverage of ABC News and that of our stations and affiliates across the country.
Please join me in congratulating Karen on her new role within the ABC News family.
Al PrietoVice President, NewsOne