John Schriffen is joining ABC News as a New York-based correspondent, president Ben Sherwood announced this morning.
Schriffen joins ABC after two months as a freelance reporter for WCBS, the CBS-owned local station in New York City. Prior to that, he was a general assignment reporter for WRC, the NBC-owned station in Washington, DC. He will report across all ABC’s platforms.
Schriffen “brings great energy, creativity and competitiveness to his journalism,” Sherwood wrote in a memo to ABC staffers (read it after the jump).
From: Ben Sherwood
To: ABC TV News ALL
Subject: John Schriffen
I am pleased to announce that John Schriffen is joining ABC News as a correspondent in New York.
Once an intern for our powerhouse sister network ESPN, John joins us after a brief assignment at WCBS.
Most recently, John spent several years at NBC4 in Washington where he covered the White House, Capitol Hill, and contributed to special coverage as Hurricane Irene barreled up the East Coast last year.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, John began his career as a sports anchor and reporter for News 12 in the Bronx. I know he is excited to get back home to New York.
John brings great energy, creativity and competitiveness to his journalism and will report for all of our platforms.
Please join me in welcoming him aboard.