Monday, January 08, 2007

CNN’s David Mattingly Joins Anderson Cooper 360* as Contributor

CNN Pressroom - David Mattingly, a national correspondent for CNN, will join Anderson Cooper 360* as a regular contributor, it was announced today by David Doss, the program’s senior executive producer. A correspondent with CNN since 1992, Mattingly will remain based in the network’s Atlanta headquarters.

“We see David as an invaluable asset to the 360 team. He’s an outstanding storyteller and a fantastic journalist,” Doss said. “We look forward to seeing his contributions on AC360 on a more regularly basis in the near future.”

Mattingly has covered events across the United States and the world through some of the nation’s most trying moments, including the wrath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, first from the beaches of south Florida and then from the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

He also contributed to the network’s award-winning coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks after he left a vacation near Shanksville, Penn., to become one of the first reporters to cover the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 from the scene. In February 2003, Mattingly was part of the team of CNN correspondents and anchors that covered the breaking news story of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Mattingly also reported and narrated No Survivors – Why TWA 800 Could Happen Again for CNN Presents.

Before joining CNN, Mattingly was a news anchor, reporter and documentary producer at WVTM in Birmingham, Ala. He earned his bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Alabama.

Anderson Cooper 360° is a wide-ranging, unconventional news program that takes a full 360-degree look at the world’s events. The program showcases CNN’s worldwide newsgathering capabilities as well as Anderson Cooper's unique sensibilities and perspective through a diverse range of live reports and interviews. Anderson Cooper 360° airs on CNN/U.S. each weekday from 10 p.m. to midnight (ET) and also airs on CNN International.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; four Web sites, including, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Pipeline, an on-demand broadband video service; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and partnerships for four television networks and one Web site.


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