TVNewser can confirm that CNN is adding Politico White House correspondent Tara Palmeri as a political analyst.
Palmeri has covered Pres. Trump extensively for Politico, and was recently named by Adweek as one of its Political Power Players.
Palmeri’s path has been a windy one. She had a five-year stint as a gossip columnist for Page Six, and was later a city politics reporter for the New York Post. She feels her work at the Post prepared her for Trump.
“The president has a strong appreciation for the paper that speaks in his populist voice,” Palmeri told Adweek back March. “Working at Page Six has helped me understand President Trump because I worked firsthand with the media he prefers to consume.”
Palmeri would go on to cover the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, the Greek financial crisis and Brexit for Politico Europe before returning to the U.S two years ago.
She is a 2008 graduate of American University.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.