Many changes are happening at CNN.
The cable news channel is losing one of its longest-serving journalists on the air, national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, who told colleagues on Friday that she was leaving the cable news channel to spend more time. family and pursue new endeavors.
“After 20 years of delivering groundbreaking stories to CNN audiences, I have made the sincere decision to put myself and my family first, while pursuing my passion for the career that I have always wanted. : using storytelling to promote health, resilience, and social justice,” Mealveaux wrote in a note Friday morning.
Malveaux, whose partner is White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, said she approached CNN executives last fall about pursuing new opportunities and projects, and a meeting fighting COVID on the holidays that made that decision.
“I am delighted that one of those projects will be a partnership with Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson to tell stories and highlight communities in conflict who are ready to seek peace. Stay tuned, she wrote.
Malveaux joined CNN in 2003 as a reporter after working in a similar role at NBC News. She will continue to broadcast an hour of daytime news, and the show Around the worldand worked for more than a decade as CNN’s White House correspondent.
After Jean-Pierre was appointed press secretary, Malveaux stopped covering politics, the White House, and Capitol Hill to focus on other beats.
“During Suzanne’s 20-year career at CNN, she has provided our audience with historic interviews, breaking news from around the world and advises countless journalists in multiple offices. “We are very excited for her and her next chapter and wish her all the best.”
Read Malveaux’s note to colleagues, below.
To my colleagues and friends,
Happy New Year!
This new year brings new beginnings for me and my family that I am happy to share with you.
As some of you know, during the holidays I faced the second wave of Covid 19. There’s nothing like being quarantined in your basement to keep one motivated from contemplation to practice. discovery of what lies ahead. So, after 20 years of delivering groundbreaking stories to CNN’s audiences, I’ve made the sincere decision to put myself and my family first, while pursuing the career passion I’ve always had. desired: using storytelling to promote health, resilience, and social justice.
I will forever be grateful for the opportunities CNN has given me. Started with hiring me in 2003 to cover the White House – a 10-year span helped me interview five US Presidents and the highlight of my career was covering Barack Obama’s historic campaign . Then promoting me as one of the first black women to host alone on CNN’s weekday show—and later as co-host of “Around the World”– before going back to my storytelling roots. I feel particularly honored to present stories of human resilience from post-Katrina New Orleans to Cairo, Kabul, Washington and Lviv. I hope my work has helped audiences better understand the world as it changes around us.
It was a great journey!
CNN’s platform allows me to bring global awareness to those bravely battling ALS, including my mother Myrna Malveaux, who fought to keep us a whole family in time. she is sick. While I draw on my energy from breaking news and politics, the rhythm of my life has turned more personal. I love being a mother and the time I have with my eight-year-old daughter is priceless. I am grateful that my mother and daughter had the opportunity to develop a good relationship before she passed away.
I was so grateful when I approached CNN in the fall of 2022 about focusing on my family and possibly pursuing some new opportunities, they supported me. I am delighted that one of those projects will be a partnership with Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson to tell stories and highlight communities in conflict willing to seek peace. Keep stable.
I will forever cherish CNN’s talented, dedicated professionals, whom I have grown up with over the past two decades, whom I have mentored, and many who have become close friends. Especially my family performing group in Atlanta!
With love and gratitude, I wish you all the best.
I will see you soon!