NPR’s Audie Cornish to join CNN+
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Cornish is joining CNN as an anchor and correspondent for CNN+, forthcoming streaming subscription service that is set to debut in spring of 2022.
Cornish will host a weekly CNN+ show and contribute to CNN+’s slate of live programming. She will also host a new podcast for CNN Audio and will appear on CNN covering national, political and breaking news.
“I am very excited to join CNN and the CNN+ team. There are fresh stories to be told and new ways to tell them,” said Cornish. “CNN has a dynamic system of reporters and storytelling channels. I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Cornish said in a statement.
Cornish joins CNN after two decades in journalism, most recently as a recognized and trusted voice on the airwaves as co-host of NPR’s flagship news program, “All Things Considered.”
She joined NPR’s National Desk in 2005, reporting from Nashville, covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and other news in the Southeastern United States.
“We are thrilled to welcome Audie to CNN+ and CNN Audio,” said Andrew Morse, EVP & Chief Digital Officer of CNN Worldwide and Head of CNN+ in the same statement. “Her voice has been such an important part of the lives of so many people, and the perspective, integrity and grace that have been hallmarks of her career will make her such an important addition to our teams.”
Cornish will be based in CNN’s Washington, DC bureau and starts in February.
She becomes the one of several NPR hosts of color to depart the organization in recent months.