Koppel: “Leaving (CNN) At The End Of The Month”

By Chris Ariens 

In an email to colleagues correspondent Andrea Koppel writes “CNN and I were unable to reach agreement on a new contract.” Koppel will leave CNN at the end of the month, with a destination, unknown. Koppel was most recently a congressional correspondent for CNN. She joined the net 14 years ago and in 1998, was named the network’s State Department correspondent. She covered the diplomatic beat for nearly 8 years.

A shout out to Brian who first reported this story weeks ago…

Click continued to read Koppel’s note…

Dear friends and colleagues: As some of you may have heard by now, CNN and I were unable to reach agreement on a new contract and, as a result, I’ll be leaving the company at the end of the month. I want to thank David Bohrman and Jon Klein, especially, for their understanding, encouragement and support. With their leadership I know CNN will continue to be the world’s news leader. I will be forever grateful to CNN and to people like Eason Jordan, Tom Johnson and the now deceased Ed Turner for giving a cub reporter her big break back in 1993. Finally, I can’t leave without thanking all of you — my talented, hard working and passionate colleagues in DC, Atlanta and NY as well as in CNN’s many bureaus around the world. You are the best of the best and I hope our paths will cross again down the road …. Andrea Koppel