CNN has hired Rosa Flores as a correspondent and substitute anchor, based in New York City.
Flores is a local news veteran, most recently serving as a late afternoon anchor for ABC affiliate WBRZ Baton Rouge. She previously worked for NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans and CBS affiliate KHOU Houston. She is also the author of Progreso, a book abut her hometown on the Texas/Mexico border.
“Rosa is an outstanding reporter who made her mark in local television covering numerous breaking news and enterprise stories,” said Terence Burke, VP of newsgathering for CNN/U.S. in a statement. “We are thrilled to have her join the CNN team.”
“To be able to report for the premiere newsgathering operation in the world has been a dream ever since I covered my first story,” Flores said in a statement. “I am honored and excited to be joining CNN and work with the best in our profession. I look forward to being able to tell stories on a national level. I can’t wait to get started.”