Today Rick Santorum spoke with CNN’s John King about earmarks, health care and more. Santorum says that he is confident he will finish ahead of Newt Gingrich and he might win at least one state [Colorado, Minnesota or Missouri] Tuesday night. A highlight from the interview is after the jump.
Please credit all usage of the interview to CNN’s John King, USACNN Political Ticker: Santorum defends earmarks amid attacks from Romney
Miguel Marquez will join CNN as a correspondent based in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN/U.S.
Marquez returns to CNN from ABC News, where he served as a correspondent from May 2005. During his tenure at ABC News, he covered international breaking news and challenging assignments, including the Norway camp massacre, the violent anti-government protests in Bahrain and the war in Iraq during the height of the conflict.
Prior to his work at ABC News, Marquez was a correspondent at CNN based in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2005. Earlier, he worked as a news anchor for CNN Headline News and was based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
“Miguel is an extremely skilled, tenacious and thorough reporter. His fearless coverage on-site covering the Arab Spring is testament alone to that,” said Burke. “We are very fortunate to once again have him be a part of our team.” FULL POST
Maribel Aber will join CNN Newsource as a correspondent for “CNN Money Matters,” a market-exclusive, multi-platform financial news service produced in conjunction with CNNMoney.com, it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of news operations, administration and affiliate services for CNN/U.S.
According to CNN polls, Americans consider the economy to be the most important issue affecting their lives today. CNN Newsource has marshaled expert resources to provide in-depth, customizable coverage of the economy for its affiliates, and Aber will offer markets specific information from the floor of NASDAQ.
Prior to joining CNN Newsource, Aber concurrently anchored the PBS series “Wall Street Week” and served as host of the education-focused BrainFuel TV, contributed financial and career advice on the nationally syndicated lifestyle television program “The Better Show” and AOL’s money and finance site Walletpop, and reported for the online media outlet, The Broadway Channel.
Earlier in her career, Aber was Vice President of NASDAQ MarketSite, and oversaw the operations of the Times Square-based, broadcast studio in New York City. In that position, she also hosted the televised NASDAQ Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies and interviewed visiting CEOs and dignitaries. In partnership with CNN, Aber spearheaded the implementation of the 2004 CNN Presidential Election Night Coverage, live from the NASDAQ MarketSite; a production that showcased the real-time poll results of the 2004 Presidential Election. FULL POST
Jim Acosta has been named national political correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. Acosta begins his new assignment as national political correspondent immediately.
“Jim has been an outstanding addition to the political team,” said Feist. “He has emerged as one of the key reporters on the campaign trail and his astute reporting skills will only help to position the network to dominate this important election cycle.”
“Having grown up just outside of the nation’s capital, I’m very excited about this new assignment,” said Acosta. “I am honored to be part of CNN’s political team, which is second to none.”
In this new role, Acosta will work closely with the network’s political unit to provide coverage of the 2012 campaign including the primary races, the presidential debates, and the political conventions. He will also cover important stories on policy and culture for various CNN programs, including The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and John King, USA. FULL POST