CNN has landed its second “name” correspondent in the past two months, luring Bruce Morton away from CBS News, the cable network announced Thursday. The move comes after CNN hired Judy Woodruff away from “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” two months ago.
Morton will be national correspondent when he joins CNN on Oct. 5. In a statement, Morton said he’ll report “more frequently, in longer form and for a global audience at CNN.”
Morton is a 29-year veteran of CBS News. His jobs have included Washington correspondent and anchor for the “CBS Morning News” and, since 1990, commentator for “CBS Weekend News.”
He has won six Emmys, a George Foster Peabody award and, as part of the CBS team covering the 1989 upheaval in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, a George Polk award.