While Jeff Zucker is grabbing talent from ABC...ABC is snatching up talent from CBS.
The Disney Network first grabbed Byron Pitts and Today they have announced they have stolen..... errrrr.... hired Rebecca Jarvis from CBS.
Jarvis is joining ABC News as chief business and economics correspondent.
Here's the memo from ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood:
I have good news to share about a very talented journalist joining our ranks. Starting in late April Rebecca Jarvis will become our chief business and economics correspondent. Deeply knowledgeable about financial news, Rebecca is a versatile and aggressive reporter who will contribute immensely across every program and platform.
She joins us from CBS where she co-anchored CBS This Morning Saturday and covered financial and economic news from around the world.
Rebecca has interviewed the biggest names in business, including former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, mega-investor Warren Buffett, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook.
Rebecca spent 3 years at CNBC reporting on market news from the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and NYMEX. You may also have seen her on MSNBC and NBC News covering the financial crisis, from the Madoff scandal to the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the sale of Merrill Lynch.
A superb writer, interviewer and storyteller, Rebecca has reported for Crain’s Chicago Business and Business 2.0 and served on the board of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
I’m delighted Rebecca is joining ABC News as we expand the strongest team in journalism.
Please welcome her when you have a moment,