Former Daily Beast Editor Joins CNN as Investigative Reporter For International Affairs

By A.J. Katz 

The CNN Investigates team has made a notable addition to its team of reporters. Michael Weiss, most recently a senior editor at The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor since 2015, will become a permanent member of the CNN family, joining the network as an investigative reporter for international affairs.

Weiss begins hew new gig today.

Here’s an internal note to staff from CNN Investigates executive editor Lex Harris:


We are excited to announce that Michael Weiss will be joining the CNN Investigates team as Investigative Reporter for International Affairs.

Michael has been a contributor to CNN since 2015, educating our audience about national security and terrorism and other geopolitical issues – now Michael will be 100% CNN.

Michael has deep knowledge and an extensive source network in two key areas of focus right now: The Middle East and Russia.

He is co-author of two projects on these fronts: ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror and The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money. Most recently he was a Senior Editor at the Daily Beast and is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center.

He starts today!

Lex Haris
CNN Investigates, Executive Editor