CBS News’ Errol Barnett Moves From Washington to New York as National Correspondent

By A.J. Katz 

CBS News’ Washington-based correspondent Errol Barnett will move to New York to become a national correspondent for the network.

In his new role as national correspondent, Barnett will report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, CBS This Morning, and CBSN.

At CBS News, Barnett was the only broadcast network journalist to fly through Hurricane Dorian as it was stalling over the Bahamas and reported extensively on the ground documenting the storm’s aftermath.


Barnett has also served as a fill-in anchor on the CBS Weekend News, CBS This Morning: Saturday, and on CBSN.

Barnett joined CBS News in June 2016 as a Washington-based correspondent, covering the White House beat on weekends, and the rest of the country weekdays. He was with Pres. Obama during his final overseas trip in office, and was part of CBS News’ special Inauguration coverage for Pres. Trump. Barnett also reported on the disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi.

Before joining CBS News, Barnett spent eight years at CNN. He anchored CNN Newsroom airing on CNN and CNNI. Prior to anchoring from CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, CNN deployed Barnett to South Africa as general assignment reporter, and to Abu Dhabi, as a midday anchor.

While anchoring from the Middle East, Barnett was part of CNN’s 2011 Peabody Award winning coverage of the Arab Spring.

He also hosted CNNI’s weekly series Inside Africa for which he reported from 22 countries on the continent in 24 months. His work earned the program a Salute to Excellence award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

A British-born American, Barnett launched a career in journalism back 2001 at Channel One News, where, at age 18, he was the network’s youngest anchor/reporter.