Former CNBCer Rob Reynolds To Al Jazeera

By Brian 

Al Jazeera International has hired former CNBCer Rob Reynolds to be senior Washington correspondent. Here’s his bio. Reynolds has worked in Moscow for NBC and London for CNN. He was shown the door at CNBC in February.

There’s still no firm word on when the channel will launch, Gail Shister reports. AJI rep Rana Jazayerli said “we expect to be fully ready for a global launch sometime soon,” but didn’t say what “sometime soon” means.

She also said “several offers” are under consideration, but the channel still has no signed contract with any cable operator, satellite provider or broadband service in the U.S…