CBS News Staffs Up Political Unit in Anticipation of 2016

Heather Scott, Catherine Cannon, and Katiana Krawchenko join CBS News' political unit.

CBS News is beefing up its 2016 election coverage with several additions to its political unit, announced Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham in a staff memo this morning.

Beginning this summer, Heather ScottCatherine Cannon and Katiana Krawchenko will be joining CBS News’ political team as coordinating political producer and associate producers, respectively. Below is the full memo from Isham:

I’m very pleased to announce that Heather Scott, Catherine Cannon, and Katiana Krawchenko will soon be joining the CBS News Political Unit.

Heather Scott will be the Coordinating Political Producer handling the day-to-day logistics coverage of the presidential campaigns. Heather, who is currently the Senior Producer for Newspath here in Washington, has been well-respected and enormously well liked during her 15 years of experience at CBS News. She began her career at CBS affiliate WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. We’re very excited for Heather to begin this integral role in our campaign coverage. She will be based in the Broadcast Center in New York and will begin in June.

Catherine Cannon will be an Associate Producer based in DC. Catherine has spent the past 4 years as an Associate Producer at Newspath in D.C. and also spent time as an intern in the Washington Bureau and worked at Voice of America. She received a B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Journalism from Georgetown.

Katiana Krawchenko will be an Associate Producer based in New York. Katiana has worked in various roles at CBS since 2012, beginning as an Intern for Radio and later working as a Production Assistant and Associate Producer for them. After brief stints as a Desk Assistant for WCBS 880 and as a Broadcast Associate for Newspath, she’s worked her way up at CTM and is currently that broadcast’s control room fact-checker and researcher. Katiana graduated with a B.S. from University of Florida.

Catherine  and Katiana will begin with the Political Unit in July.

Please join me, Steve and Jim in congratulating Heather, Catherine and Katiana on their exciting new roles in what is shaping up to be the awesome Political Unit!