She seems to have taken over NPW and Arwa Damon as the correspondent most likely to be sent to dangerous places in the ME.
I don't think she is taking over from NPW and Arwa. It looks like they are trying to share around those assignments a little more. Arwa has been doing such a great job on the migrant crisis - it makes sense to allow someone else to cover the war zone right now.
I think Clarissa is doing a great job. Good to see CNN send women into dangerous places when many other networks don't.
Now wait for CNN to be slated for sending women into dangerous places instead of men.