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CNN promotes Acosta to Chief WH correspondent

Jim AcostaCNN is promoting Jim Acosta to Chief White House correspondent from Senior White House Correspondent, effective Monday, January 15.

Acosta has been covering the White House under the Obama and Trump administrations for CNN since 2013.

He has become even more visible over the past year, where his tough questions have prompted WH press secretaries and the president to single him out at press briefings, accusing him and CNN of delivering “fake news.”

Acosta joined CNN in 2007. He previously worked as a CBS News correspondent.

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4 Responses to “CNN promotes Acosta to Chief WH correspondent”

  1. Prince says:

    What a joke. Totalmente falta de etica periodistica. Otro ‘puppet’ propagandista del liberalismo democrata y socialismo en los medios de este pais. Democrats have another big irreverent mouth in DC.

    Una lastima. At some point in history Journamism used to have ethics and tried to somehow be balanced and truthful. Some years ago this ‘prmotion’ never would’ve happened. This speaks highly of the CNN brand this days…

  2. From The Hill says:

    Chief?
    How many under his wing?
    Puaf….whatta joke !
    A promotion for a tool
    Frankly, who watch CNN anymore?

  3. Prince says:

    He was once again had his temper trantrum today at the WH briefing. Very disrespectful and biased. What a shame.
    Whether he and his organization likes it or not, elections have consequences.. remember?… and their job is to report the bad and the GOOD of any administration, not to be combative and prejudiced because he didn’t get it his way. Not a journalist.
    I agree. Who watches this anymore?

  4. Prince says:

    Sorry for the typing errors. I wrote too fast. I meant to say that he once again had his temper tantrum today at the WH briefing. It’s insulting to half the country and to his profession. Reporters are expected to be more respectful and balanced with ALL administrations, not just the ones they like… or not. I would say the same if it was another party on power. If you can’t trust the media to do their duty, we’re in trouble.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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