First on TVNewser: Ivan Watson will be joining CNN as an international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey, according to an internal memo obtained by TVNewser.
Watson previously was a producer at the network, based in Moscow. He most recently was a correspondent for NPR.
“You can ‘see’ his reports on radio, and now we will be able to watch him do his excellent storytelling on CNN,” writes Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president for international newsgathering, in the note to staff.
• Earlier on mediabistro.com: “Hey, How’d You Cover the World’s Political Hotspots, Ivan Watson?”
Click continued to see the memo…
If you are an NPR listener, you need no introduction to Ivan Watson. Ivan has covered most of the hotspots around the world in the past decade. You can “see” his reports on radio, and now we will be able to watch him do his excellent storytelling on CNN.
I am very excited to add Ivan to our top notch newsgathering team, as part of our ongoing Content Ownership Strategy. He will be based in Istanbul, and will report from the region and around the world.
Please join me in welcoming Ivan — actually back to CNN, as in the late 90’s he worked for us as a Moscow based producer.
Ivan will be here in Atlanta tomorrow and will spend the week getting reacquainted with his CNN colleagues.