CNN reporter Jeff Greenfield defects to CBS

Just in time for the impending crush of presidential election coverage, experienced reporter and analyst, CNN’s Jeff Greenfield,  is leaving the cable news channel for a position as a senior political correspondent for CBS News.

Greenfield has been a fixture at CNN since 1998, yet worked at CBS News prior from 1979 to ’83 as its media commentator, reports the AP.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Yale Law school, news veteran Greenfield commences his new post on May 1st, being brought in to their nightly newscast and other produced news shows.

“As we gear up for the 2008 elections, he will add even more depth and expertise to CBS News’ political coverage,” Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, said Monday in a press statement announcing the addition of Greenfield.

Prior to his earlier years at CBS, New York native Greenfield was at ABC News from 1983 to ’97, and he told the AP that he “looked forward to being reunited with Paul Friedman and Rick Kaplan, one-time ABC colleagues now at CBS.”

Kaplan now serves as executive producer to the “CBS Evening News” broadcast. Friedman is CBS News vice president, reports the AP.

To work with the pair on “a wide range of political and cultural stories, for an audience in the millions, it was simply impossible not to accept,” Greenfield said to the AP.

Greenfield has racked up three Emmy awards, two for his reporting from South Africa and one for a profile of Ross Perot, and is anchor of PBS’s “CEO Exchange.



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