After weeks of pushing out some of its highest profile personalities, CNN’s new boss has made his first big on-air hires.
And the names being brought on board further suggest a less outwardly political direction for the network.
During a call with staff Tuesday morning, CEO Chris Licht announced that John Miller would be joining CNN as the network’s Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst.
Miller most recently served as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism.
But prior to then he had a distinguished career in journalism,
working as a correspondent for CBS News and an anchor for ABC News, where he famously landed a rare interview with Osama Bin Laden in 1998.
“I’ve worked closely with Chris Licht and share his editorial vision: speed, but not at the expense of accuracy, passion but not at the expense of objectivity,”
Miller said in a statement shared with POLITICO.
“I am especially proud to join CNN at a time when covering the news,
getting it right and delivering it in a straightforward way has never been more vital to the American public.”