Senior Medical Producer Danielle Dellorto Leaving CNN

By Mark Joyella 

10264804_10152322901156435_7754242010547669648_nDanielle Dellorto, who has traveled with world with Dr. Sanjay Gupta as CNN’s senior medical producer, is the latest longtime CNN producer to leave the network. She announced her decision on Facebook:

With all the recent changes at #CNN, I’m making the decision to take a leap and expand my wings outside the company. For 11 years CNN has been my home, my family. I’ve been to places in the world I never dreamed I’d go and got to tell stories that created change. I’ve reported from 14 countries… survived conflict zones, countless disaster zones. Heck, I even survived a kidnapping attempt in Pakistan and managed not to get Ebola while on the front line in West Africa. It has been one helluva ride.

Dellorto’s last day at CNN is November 7. As part of the network’s recent round of layoffs, “Sanjay Gupta, M.D.” was canceled, and CNN’s medical team reduced, with some existing employees told they would have to re-apply for new jobs.