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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CNN welcomes new editor for Obama buddy?

CNN welcomes Bryan Monroe as editor of In this newly created role, Monroe will lead the editorial planning and content strategy for CNN’s online and mobile political coverage, expanding the political reporting across, The Political Ticker and all mobile products.

Most recently, Monroe was a visiting professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and is a former president of NABJ, the National Association of Black Journalists. He served as Vice President and Editorial Director at Ebony and Jet magazines in Chicago, leading the coverage of the 2008 presidential elections. He also conducted the first interview with then President-elect Barack Obama following his election victory in November, 2008.

“I am thrilled to be joining CNN and the nation’s ‘best political team,’ particularly at a time when political coverage is at the front and center of the national conversation,” Monroe said. “Helping extend those conversations across the Web and mobile devices is an exciting new challenge.”

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