CNN Gets A Front Row Seat

By Brian 

> Earlier: CNN & Fox Want Front Row Seats…

And the winner is: CNN.

“The White House Correspondents’ Association met today to review plans for the renovated West Wing Briefing Room and the seating assignments,” a memo said on Friday.

“As a board, we decided to move CNN to the first row. This decision was based on CNN’s 27 years of covering The White House, as well as the resources it brings to the in-town and travel pool, and its daily presence at the briefings. In addition, the board agreed to honor a previous commitment by our association to maintain Helen Thomas‘ seat in the first row…”