CNN Hires Alisyn Camerota, A Fox News Veteran

CNN said Monday it had hired Alisyn Camerota, a 16-year veteran of Fox News Channel, who left that outlet in March. A permanent role for the new hire is to be announced in months to come.

Camerota will start appearing on air for CNN staring today, the Time Warner-owned outlet said in a statement.

“I’ve always admired the fine work of the journalists at CNN and I’m honored to join their ranks,” Camerota said in a prepared statement.

Most recently, Camerota served as co-host of “America’s News Headquarters” on Fox News Channel. Before that, she co-anchored “Fox & Friends Weekend” and contributed to the “Fox & Friends” weekday franchise. Prior to her role as anchor, she served as national correspondent in the network’s Boston bureau, which included overseas assignments in London and Rome.

Before joining Fox News, Camerota was a correspondent and substitute host for NBC’s national daytime magazine show, “REALlife.” She also served as a reporter at WHDH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, and ABC6 in Providence, Rhode Island. She spent five years as a crime reporter for the program “America’s Most Wanted.” Camerota attended The American University on an academic scholarship and graduated cum laude. Her first job in news was helping to research and produce Ted Koppel’s award-winning documentaries. Her work contributed to the receipt of a prestigious DuPont award. She is married and has three children.

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