CBS News President David Rhodes announced today that the division has named a new correspondent. Joining CBS from CNN is Vladimir Duthiers, who will be based in New York at the CBS Broadcast Center. He starts his new job in August.
Duthiers has been working as an international correspondent for CNN, based in Lagos, Nigeria.
"While in the region, he has covered the ongoing military intervention in Mali, the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas plant in Algeria, the trial and sentencing of the former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor at the ICC in Sierra Leone, the crash of Dana Air flight 992 and President Barack Obama’s visit to Senegal," CBS said in its announcement. "He has also reported from the Middle East on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis and from the streets of Bangkok during Thailand’s political turmoil."
Duthiers recently reported on the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. He has been at CNN since 2009.