TVNewser has learned that Jake Tapper is getting a new executive producer on Sunday mornings.
Melanie Buck has been named executive producer of State of the Union, assuming the role after more than four years on the senior team of Tapper’s 4 p.m. weekday program, The Lead, where she most recently served as the show’s supervising producer.
SOTU’s current ep, Katie Hinman, will become executive producer, special programming for CNN. Hinman, Tapper’s first and only EP on the program to-date, will now work on CNN Films, CNN Original Series and program development. Additionally, the DC-based producer will continue to work alongside the DC special event programming team on CNN live-event programming.