CNN has named Jay Shaylor executive producer of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Shaylor joins CNN from ABC News, where he served as senior producer on “Good Morning America.” He starts at CNN in a few weeks.
“While at GMA, Jay was part of the leadership team that brought the morning program to number one,” wrote CNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist and VP of DC programming Eric Sherling in a note to staff obtained by TVNewser. “He is an Emmy, Peabody, and Murrow Award-winning journalist who brings to CNN extensive experience managing breaking stories from the control room and the field.”
Shaylor replaces Patricia DiCarlo, who had been EP of “The Situation Room” since 2010. DiCarlo is now director of CNN’s investigations unit.
Feist and Sherling’s note, after the jump.
From Sam Feist and Eric Sherling
We are pleased to announce Jay Shaylor as the new Executive Producer of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Jay joins us from ABC News, where he most recently served as Senior Producer of Good Morning America.
While at GMA, Jay was part of the leadership team that brought the morning program to number one. He is an Emmy, Peabody, and Murrow Award-winning journalist who brings to CNN extensive experience managing breaking stories from the control room and the field. His recent career milestones include coordinating coverage for the Boston Marathon bombings and the Oklahoma tornadoes, and field producing in the aftermath of the Japan tsunami and the Deepwater Horizon spill. Jay also has a passion for politics, having contributed to GMA’s election coverage in every cycle since 2006.
Before joining ABC, Jay was an on-air reporter for the local ABC affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia. He received his masters degree with honors from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in American History from the University of Virginia.
Jay starts with CNN in a couple weeks. Please give him a warm welcome.