CNN Fixture Exits the Network After More Than Two Decades

Dec 31, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A fixture on CNN is headed out the door after more than 20 years at the cable news channel. TheWrap.com reports that longtime CNN national correspondent Susan Candiotti is exiting the network.

In an email to colleagues Tuesday, Candiotti wrote: “There are many changes around us and soon I’ll be part of them. After nearly 21 years at CNN working alongside world class journalists, I’ll be moving on. I’ve been privileged to tell stories about people and institutions, despair and resilience, cruelty and kindness from coast to coast, the Caribbean, Central and South America and beyond. Not done yet! I’ll be covering an upcoming murder trial of a certain athlete near Boston starting next month.”

Her departure follows that of veteran CNN reporter and anchor Candy Crowley, who left the network last week after 27 years.

Candiotti joined CNN in 1994 and covered events such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Boston Marathon bombing, the story notes.

The piece adds: “2014, of course, saw widespread layoffs and buyouts at CNN and across Turner as part of the ‘Turner 2020 plan.’”

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  1. “After nearly 21 years at CNN working alongside world class journalists, I’ll be moving on.”

    Of course she is moving on; CNN doesn’t use world class journalists anymore, and why should they, when they have “newscasters” like Nancy Grace?

  2. I don’t think there are any journalists anymore at any network

  3. CNN can tolerate a lot of things from reporters. Getting old isn’t one of them. Thanks to Jeff Zucker and other managers of his ilk, experience is easily traded for cheaper, prettier faces lacking in journalistic experience and is rewarded with big viewership declines in most dayparts.

  4. Nancy Grace is a prettier face?!

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