Natasha Chen and Omar Jimenez Join CNN Newsource
July 27th, 2017
11:26 AM ET

Natasha Chen and Omar Jimenez Join CNN Newsource

Natasha Chen and Omar Jimenez join CNN Newsource as national correspondents based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today.

Chen joins CNN Newsource from KIRO 7 News in Seattle, where she was a general assignment reporter. She previously reported for WREG-TV in Memphis and KXXV-TV in Killeen, Texas. In addition to breaking news assignments, Chen excelled at covering education, politics, and local government policy and income inequality. She speaks fluent Mandarin, and she served as a board member of Seattle’s Asian American Journalists Association chapter. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, and received her M.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.

Jimenez joins CNN Newsource from WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore, where he was a general assignment reporter. He previously reported for WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. He has covered a range of news stories, including breaking news, politics, and natural disasters. He has also worked with the Chicago Innocence Project, where he investigated potential wrongful convictions alongside other journalism and law students from across Chicago. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and he is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Topics: CNN
‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics
July 27th, 2017
10:52 AM ET

‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics

New CNN Special Report Premieres 10:00pm Monday, July 31 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, shocked the American political establishment.  WHY TRUMP WON, tells the story of the signals many missed, but were there all along.  Fareed Zakaria points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – as he explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win in a new CNN Special Report, WHY TRUMP WON, that will premiere Monday, July 31, at 10:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

WHY TRUMP WON shows how Trump has worked towards closing the ultimate deal – winning the White House – for decades.  Trump attended his first Republican National convention in 1988 and competed for the Reform Party nomination in 1999.  And, through print ads, television interviews, and social media, Trump has carefully tailored his political messages over the years and ultimately persuaded millions to join his powerful political army.

In WHY TRUMP WON, Zakaria reports on families falling apart: depression, drugs, desperation, and finally resentment taking root in some American communities, supplanting what had been flourishing middle class optimism.  Under a veneer of rosy 2016 stock market and jobs statistics, was a decades-long crumbling of middle class culture and a long-simmering loss of faith in institutions.

David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party, is frustrated that “a man who [uses] gold-plated toilets” became the political bannerman for middle America, but Betras feels Hillary Clinton and the Democrats lost as definitively as Donald Trump won in 2016.  Betras says working class people in Mahoning felt Democrats, the “party of the people,” had left them.  And, they channeled their frustrations into electoral victories last year for Donald Trump that were decisive in what some described as an earthquake of an election. FULL POST

Emmy® Nominated BD Wong (“Mr. Robot”) to Host HLN Original Series “Something’s Killing Me”
July 26th, 2017
10:27 AM ET

Emmy® Nominated BD Wong (“Mr. Robot”) to Host HLN Original Series “Something’s Killing Me”

Six-Episode Medical Mystery Series Produced by CNN Original Series Development Team Debuts Sunday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT 

Something’s Killing Me Trailer: http://bit.ly/2uQDIs9

Episode One Trailer: http://bit.ly/2eIaEfR

NEW YORK (July 26, 2017) – HLN delves into the investigations of life or death medical mysteries in the new HLN Original Series Something’s Killing Me premiering Sunday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT. Hosted by Emmy® Award nominee (Mr. Robot) and Law & Order: SVU veteran BD Wong, the six-part documentary production from the CNN Original Series Development team examines puzzling diseases and symptoms that result in near-death struggles. Each episode chronicles a race against time to discover what or who is killing the patient. Doctors, scientists, and, in some cases, federal investigators act as medical sleuths to solve the mystery in which life literally hangs in the balance.

Telling real life and death stories, Something’s Killing Me features new interviews with the victims, families and doctors combined with scene-setting reenactments produced by the CNN Original Series Development team, led by Nancy Duffy, vice president of program development.  FULL POST


Topics: HLN
CNN Digital #1 in June with 105M Unique Multiplatform Visitors
July 26th, 2017
09:32 AM ET

CNN Digital #1 in June with 105M Unique Multiplatform Visitors

#1 IN DIGITAL NEWS VIDEO FOR TWO STRAIGHT YEARS
#1 IN POLITICS FOR 28TH STRAIGHT MONTH

CNN Digital ranked as the number one online news and information outlet for the 13th month running in June 2017 with more multiplatform unique visitors, mobile visitors, millennial visitors, multiplatform video starts and a greater social reach than any other news outlet.  Additionally, CNN Politics ranked as the nation’s #1 source for political news and information for the 28th month in a row.

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS

105 million unique multiplatform visitors turned to CNN Digital in June, marking the 13th month in a row that CNN reached more people across platforms than any other news source. CNN beat its closest competitor by nearly 20 million more unique visitors.

CNN: 105 Million Unique Visitors

  • Yahoo News – 86 million unique visitors
  • The New York Times – 85 million unique visitors
  • FoxNews.com – 79 million unique visitors
  • WashingtonPost.com – 76 million unique visitors
  • BuzzFeed.com – 75 million unique visitors

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, June 2017.  Based on CNN Brand entity compared to a custom list of single brand competitors in the News/Information Category.   FULL POST

CNN Earns 18 News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations
July 25th, 2017
01:39 PM ET

CNN Earns 18 News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

CNN Worldwide has been nominated for 18 News and Documentary Emmy ® Awards, setting yet another network record. The network's diverse nominations reflect compelling and essential journalism across all platforms, including CNN, CNN Digital, CNN Original Series, and CNN en Español.

Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast

28 Hours Surrounded by ISIS
Early Start with John Berman and Christine Romans

Outstanding Breaking News Coverage

Pulse Nightclub Massacre
Anderson Cooper 360

Battle for Mosul
CNN FULL POST


Topics: Awards • CNN
CNN Receives First-Ever Part 107 Waiver for Closed Set Drone Operations
July 20th, 2017
02:59 PM ET

CNN Receives First-Ever Part 107 Waiver for Closed Set Drone Operations

CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR) is pleased to announce that CNN has become the first organization to be granted a Part 107 waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over people for closed-set motion picture and television filming.  CNN previously received the first-ever waiver granted by the FAA to fly UAS over members of the public for media coverage, including newsgathering and reporting activities. 

CNN’s successful waiver application builds on its longstanding commitment to moving UAS policies forward for news organizations.  In 2015, CNN was selected by the FAA as one of the first three industry “Pathfinders” to develop safe uses of UAS in newsgathering, particularly in urban populated areas.  This approval builds on CNN's closed set filming authority previously granted under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

"We are delighted the FAA has approved CNN's application for closed set filming authority under Part 107," said Greg Agvent, Senior Director of National Newsgathering Technology and CNN AIR.  "We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the FAA to move UAS forward for newsgatherers and filmmakers, and for the commercial UAS industry at large." 

The new waiver allows CNN AIR to operate a diverse range of UAS over uncovered people who are participating in filming operations.  As part of the waiver approval process, CNN demonstrated to the FAA that its operations could be conducted safely.


Topics: CNN
Android TV Users Now Enjoy More CNN on CNNgo
July 20th, 2017
12:22 PM ET

Android TV Users Now Enjoy More CNN on CNNgo

Live CNN programming and on-demand content from CNN Original Series and CNN Special Reports is now available to Android TV users through CNNgo.

The CNNgo app for Android TV now includes the live broadcast of CNN, CNN International and HLN, in addition to curated on-demand content, which can be watched by logging in with a valid Pay-TV subscription user name and password. This builds on the hand-curated videos and up-to-the-minute breaking news clips of CNN content currently available on Android TV, after becoming available on the platform in 2016.

The CNNgo app can be found in the Google Play Store. CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience. It is also available on CNN.com, CNN mobile apps and through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNNgo
THE CLIMATE CRISIS: A CNN GLOBAL TOWN HALL EVENT WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENTAL GORE, MODERATED BY ANDERSON COOPER,  AIRS AUGUST 1
July 19th, 2017
01:10 PM ET

THE CLIMATE CRISIS: A CNN GLOBAL TOWN HALL EVENT WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENTAL GORE, MODERATED BY ANDERSON COOPER, AIRS AUGUST 1

CNN will host a one- hour global Town Hall with former Vice President and filmmaker Al Gore on Tuesday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET, moderated by Anderson Cooper.

More than a decade after his documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH was released, Al Gore will discuss his latest film – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, which dramatically presents Gore’s premise that we are close to a real energy revolution and his efforts to work with the current government on bringing change. Cooper and members of a live audience will discuss with Gore how efforts to solve the climate crisis in the US and around the world have been impacted by the Trump Administration's actions on climate and identify the way forward in the climate movement.

In addition to the TV airings, The Climate Crisis: A CNN Town Hall Event with Al Gore will also stream for subscribers on August 1 via CNNgo (at www.CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Samsung TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.  The Climate Crisis: A CNN Town Hall Event with Al Gore also be available the day after the premiere (August 2) on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. The Town Hall will also air on CNN's SiriusXM Channel 116, and Westwood One Radio Network.

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Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN
CNNgo Now Available on Samsung Smart TV
July 19th, 2017
12:43 PM ET

CNNgo Now Available on Samsung Smart TV

The availability of CNNgo is once again expanding with its new app for Samsung Smart TV, making live CNN content and CNN programming available to 2016 and 2017 Samsung Smart TV owners.

As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, the CNNgo app includes the live broadcast of CNN, CNNi, HLN and curated on-demand content which can be watched by logging in with a valid Pay-TV subscription user name and password. CNNgo on Samsung Smart TV also allows for the viewing of trending news around the world by browsing the Featured Collections without having to log in.

CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is also available on CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV and now Samsung Smart TV.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNNgo
HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30
July 19th, 2017
10:45 AM ET

HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30

Double Season of 16 New Episodes Will Air Exclusively on HLN Sundays at 8pm ET/PT

Season four of the acclaimed CNN Original Series The Hunt with John Walsh, which tells stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, will air exclusively on HLN with a double season of 16 episodes beginning Sunday, July 30 at 8 pm ET/PT. The series’ third season was simulcast on CNN and HLN in 2016.

Hosted by Walsh, a passionate victim’s rights activist, television personality and founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, The Hunt is produced by the Peabody and Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production.

Through interviews with victims, loved ones and law enforcement, coupled with new leads, The Hunt provides the public with salient information to facilitate the capture of fugitives profiled in the series. To date, eight cases have been resolved following the airing of those stories on The Hunt.  FULL POST

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