WRAL’s Leyla Santiago Joins CNN as Correspondent

By Mark Joyella 

Leyla Santiago, an anchor and reporter at Raleigh NBC affiliate WRAL, has been hired as a correspondent by CNN. Santiago will be based in Mexico City, the network announced Tuesday.

“Leyla is an insightful communicator, as evidenced by her range of award winning journalism,” said CNN senior vice president for national news Terence Burke. “Leyla’s versatile skill set, and her appointment in Mexico City gives us the opportunity for strong and in-depth coverage across CNN’s platforms.”

Before WRAL, Santiago was an anchor at KBAK/KBFX in Bakersfield, California.