Former KNBC Weekend Anchor Stephanie Elam is headed to CNN as an LA based Correspondent.
Elam worked at CNN, so this is a return back to the cable network for her.
Elam joined KNBC in October 2011 after nearly 8 years at CNN. She was the station’s weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter until November 2012.
“Stephanie is an excellent communicator and tenacious reporter, and we are pleased to have her back as a part of the CNN family,” said Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN US today in a statement.
This continues Jeff Zucker's hires of people from either ABC or NBC since he took over as the boss at CNN. Zuck has been trying to increase CNN's West Coast presence by increasing its emphasis on the business aspect of the entertainment industry.
Elam is the second LA hire by CNN in as many months.