CNN has announced the appointment of a new national political correspondent. Effective immediately the cable network has promoted Jim Acosta to the post.
Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and SVP, made the announcement.
In a statement, Feist said: "Jim has been an outstanding addition to the political team. He has emerged as one of the key reporters on the campaign trail and his astute reporting skills will only help to position the network to dominate this important election cycle.”
Also issuing a statement was Acosta, who said: "Having grown up just outside of the nation’s capital, I’m very excited about this new assignment. I am honored to be part of CNN’s political team, which is second to none.”
Acosta will appear on a number of CNN shows, including "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and "John King, USA."