Ex-Sessions Spox Will Be CNN Analyst Instead Of Campaign Editor After Outcry

A CNN presenter is seen during the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto)
A CNN presenter is seen during the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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March 8, 2019 3:56 p.m.

Sarah Isgur, formerly the top spokeswoman for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will now be joining CNN as a political analyst rather than a campaign editor.

Isgur was initially brought aboard to coordinate coverage of the 2020 campaign despite the fact that all of her experience has been as a political operative, not a journalist.

The hiring announcement garnered significant backlash, forcing the network to defend itself in an internal memo as employees expressed anger at the choice and disappointment that most of them learned of the hiring from news reports. Isgur also has a history of criticizing CNN, once calling it the “Clinton News Network.”

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