CNN expands Moscow bureau

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CNN is expanding its Moscow bureau to better cover pivotal stories emerging from Russia.

  • Nathan Hodge is joining the network from The Wall Street Journal to take on the role of Moscow bureau chief
  • CNN senior international correspondent Fred Pleitge is moving to Moscow from the network’s EMEA headquarters in London
  • Senior international correspondent Matthew Chance, who has covered Russia-related stories for CNN for well over a decade, will remain based in Moscow
  • Hodge was The Wall Street Journal’s Moscow bureau chief from 2015 to date, leading the WSJ’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s intervention in Syria, and the ongoing confrontation between Washington and Moscow