News vet replaces David Bohrman in the post

CNN has upped political director and D.C.-based programming VP Sam Feist to Washington bureau chief.

Feist replaces David Bohrman, who was promoted to senior VP and chief innovation officer of parent division CNN Worldwide earlier this month.

Feist’s promotion is effective immediately. He will report to CNN U.S. topper Ken Jautz.

Feist joined CNN in Atlanta in 1991. During the presidential campaign in 1992 he moved to D.C. where he held a variety of posts, eventually overseeing political coverage for the 2008 elections and helping to launch the Wolf Blitzer-anchored “The Situation Room.”

“For two decades at CNN, Sam has demonstrated his commitment to serious journalism and strong political programming,” said Jautz in a release issued Tuesday. “His experience, vision, and understanding of our nation’s capital will ensure CNN’s Washington bureau and its coverage remain second to none.”

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