CNN boss Jeff Zucker announced this morning the network has hired Jamie Gangel as a special correspondent. The 30-year veteran of NBC News begins work at CNN today. “I am thrilled to be reunited with Jeff Zucker and so excited to begin ‘chapter two’ of my career with the great folks at CNN,” Gangel said in a statement. “While I enjoyed my short retirement, in the end I missed doing interviews, covering politics and the lure of a presidential campaign.”
Gangel left NBC in 2013. Her arrival at CNN is a reunion with Zucker, who worked closely with her at NBC’s Today, which she joined as national correspondent in 1992. “In her time there, she reported some of the best stories and delivered some of the most exclusive interviews on the program,” said Zucker in a memo to CNN staff. “I am thrilled that she will now join us, contributing reports and interviews to all of our programs.”
Zucker’s memo, in full:
August 24, 2015
I am thrilled to let you know that Jamie Gangel is joining CNN as a Special Correspondent, beginning today.
An award winning reporter, Jamie spent the last 30 years at NBC, from 1983 to 2013, as a general assignment and political correspondent.
In 1992, she became the National Correspondent for the “Today” show, where and she and I first worked closely together.
In her time there, she reported some of the best stories and delivered some of the most exclusive interviews on the program.
I am thrilled that she will now join us, contributing reports and interviews to all of our programs.
And for those of you who didn’t know, she’s not the first member of her family to work at CNN. That distinction belongs to her husband, the best-selling author Daniel Silva, who was once the Executive Producer of both “Crossfire” and “Capital Gang.”
Please join me in welcoming Jamie to CNN.