Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gloria Borger to Join CNN as Senior Political Analyst

Commentator to Be Featured in New Campbell Brown Series and Other CNN Programs

Gloria Borger, a leading political journalist and contributing editor with U.S. News & World Report, will join CNN as a senior political analyst, it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S.

As an expert on Washington politics, Borger will break news and provide insight surrounding the 2008 election cycle and other political news for Campbell Brown’s upcoming prime-time program and other regular CNN programming and special events. Based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau, Borger begins her political analysis for CNN the week of Sept. 17.

“The ‘Best Political Team on Television’ just got even better,” Klein said. “Gloria’s got an unrivaled Rolodex among the people who make news – and make or break presidents – in Washington. She’s always a step ahead in knowing what’s about to happen and why, which will make CNN an even more interesting and essential destination for viewers who want the inside track on this election free-for-all.”

“CNN is re-energizing and reinventing political coverage on television through bold innovations like the YouTube and New Hampshire debates and the daily Situation Room, which has become can’t-miss political television,” Borger said. “I wanted to be a part of that transformation and am honored to join some of the top political journalists anywhere.”

As a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, Borger writes the “On Politics” column. She joined the magazine in 1986 as a political reporter. Borger has also served as a regular panelist on the PBS public affairs program Washington Week in Review and as the national political correspondent for CBS News.

At CBS News, Borger was a regular panelist on Face the Nation, a Sunday public affairs broadcast, beginning in April 1997. Her role was expanded in March 1999 to include work as a contributor to the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS News’ special events coverage, as well as to 60 Minutes II.

Borger’s journalism career began at the Washington Star in 1975. While there, Borger co-authored a daily serial, “Federal Triangle,” which spoofed political life in Washington and later became a book. She then moved to the Washington bureau of Newsweek magazine in 1978, where she worked as a general assignment reporter covering a variety of stories ranging from the Three Mile Island nuclear accident to presidential campaigns. Politics soon became her beat, and she was named Newsweek’s chief congressional correspondent.

Borger graduated from Colgate University and served nine years as a member of the university’s board of trustees.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source 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; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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