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Kaylee Hartung

17 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

Kaylee Hartung joins CNN as a news correspondent based in Atlanta effective immediately, the network announced today. She will report for all of CNN’s television and digital platforms.


Prior to joining CNN, Hartung was a sports reporter for ESPN, where she worked live events, regularly appeared on SportsCenter and contributed to the network’s coverage of the College Football Playoffs, the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments and the College World Series. In 2016, she reported on the death of Vanderbilt University baseball pitcher Donny Everett and the flooding of her hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her five years with ESPN, she also hosted and reported for SEC Network and Longhorn Network.


Before ESPN, Hartung spent five years in the CBS News Washington bureau. She produced, photographed and edited reports for CBSNews.com. She also worked as an associate producer for Face the Nation and assistant to the program’s then-host Bob Schieffer, preparing research for Schieffer’s 2008 presidential debate and campaign coverage in 2008 and 2012.


Hartung earned two Lone Star EMMYs for a feature on University of Texas super fan Brandon Puente and for hosting a women’s history month edition of Longhorn Extra.


Hartung graduated from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and politics.

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Twitter: @KayleeHartung

Dave Briggs

24 February 2017 - 09:26 AM


New co-anchor of Early Start, replacing John Berman. He made his CNN debut on February 23rd. On Twitter: @DaveBriggsTV. Clips from his first Early Start can be viewed here and here.

The History of Comedy

04 January 2017 - 11:13 PM



New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Comedy Icons


Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David and Betty White among others


NEW YORK – Jan. 4, 2017 – The History of Comedy, executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), will premiere Thursday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, following a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Using archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars, the new eight-part CNN Original Series explores what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.


The History of Comedy also features interviews with Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Senator Al Franken, Margaret Cho, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin, George Lopez, Keegan-Michael Key, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Dick Cavett, Ali Wong, W. Kamau Bell and more. The premiere episode, “Going Blue,” looks at groundbreaking comedians like George Carlin, Dick Gregory and Lenny Bruce who dared to embrace the risqué side of comedy.  Additional episodes look at women in comedy, political humor, parody and satire, comedy ripped from the headlines, the dark side of comedy, comedy in race and culture, and comedy found in everyday life.


In support of the series launch, CNN Original Series in partnership with the National Comedy Center, the first national non-profit cultural institution dedicated to comedy, will present “Stand-Up Live!” The showcase will feature some of today’s freshest and funniest stand-up comics and hit legendary comedy clubs in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased via the National Comedy Center’s website, www.comedycenter.org.


The History of Comedy will be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.


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Jamie Gangel

21 April 2016 - 01:19 AM

Jamie Gangel is a CNN Special Correspondent.


From her CNN.com profile: 

Jamie Gangel, an award-winning veteran correspondent, joined CNN in August 2015.

Prior to that, Gangel had been at NBC News since 1983 and spent nearly two decades as National Correspondent for TODAY, covering a variety of issues, from popular culture to hard news.





Sara Murray

16 March 2016 - 01:13 PM

CNN Politics Reporter. Bio. On Twitter: @SaraMurray.