Reena Ninan Named CBS NEWS Correspondent

Reena Ninan has joined CBS News as a Correspondent based in New York City. She will report for all CBS News broadcasts and anchor for CBSN, beginning next month.

Ninan comes to CBS News with a wealth of experience as a reporter, producer and anchor. Her journalism career has taken her around the globe, where she's covered such major issues as the Arab Spring and the Palestinian efforts to gain statehood, and in the United States Ninan covered the White House and reported on the devastation from a tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.

She joins CBS News after working as co-anchor of ABC News' "World News Now" and "America This Morning." Before that assignment, she covered the White House for ABC News, where she traveled with President Obama to Asia and with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Middle East.

Prior to ABC News, Ninan was a Middle East Correspondent for the Fox News Channel. In that position, Ninan reported from Egypt, India, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Israel. In 2011, she interviewed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas before his push at the United Nations for Palestinian statehood. In 2011, she was named one of Glamour magazine's "Women on the Front Lines."

Also at FOX News, Ninan was a Washington-based producer. She also covered the Iowa caucus, the New Hampshire primary, as well as the Republican and Democratic conventions of 2004.

Ninan began her journalism career as a live shot producer for the Washington Post. Ninan earned a bachelor's degree in political communication with a minor in women's studies from The George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs.

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