Joe Johns Promoted to Senior Washington Correspondent at CNN

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joe johns cnnJoe Johns has been promoted to senior Washington correspondent at CNN, Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced this morning.

Johns, who marks his tenth anniversary with CNN this month, has most recently been the network’s Justice correspondent.

“It has become clear that with a midterm election campaign and a presidential campaign on the horizon, we will need Joe’s storytelling and reporting in areas that extend far beyond the Justice Department,” Feist wrote in a note to the Washington bureau. “And Joe Johns is the perfect correspondent to fill this need.”

Read Feist’s full note after the jump.

FROM: Sam Feist, SVP and Washington Bureau Chief

TO: THE DC BUREAU

We are thrilled to announce that Joe Johns has been promoted to CNN’s Senior Washington Correspondent. In his time at CNN and particularly during his time as our Justice correspondent, Joe has proven to be an outstanding reporter, storyteller, and broadcaster. In recent months, in addition to relying on Joe’s coverage of Crime and Justice, we’ve also leaned on him for coverage of healthcare.gov, the IRS, Hillary Clinton’s political future, the Chris Christie controversy, and the list goes on. It has become clear that with a midterm election campaign and a presidential campaign on the horizon, we will need Joe’s storytelling and reporting in areas that extend far beyond the Justice Department. And Joe Johns is the perfect correspondent to fill this need.

As Joe celebrates his tenth year with CNN this month, please congratulate him on ten fabulous years and on his new assignment.