Lisa Desjardins Named Political Director at PBS NewsHour

By Mark Joyella 

PBS NewsHour has promoted Lisa Desjardins to political director. NewsHour executive producer Sara Just made the announcement today.

“Lisa is a tremendous talent, whose experience covering politics is an asset to the NewsHour every day, whether she is appearing on camera, as she does frequently, or online, in one of her popular articles, or in all of the ways that she works behind the scenes as we plan our coverage,” said Just.

Desjardins is a former CNN Capitol Hill correspondent whose CNN farewell video — which included the on-camera theft of office supplies — got more than 300,000 views.

Desjardins joined NewsHour last October, as a politics reporter and editor–and yes, there was another video.