BOB FRANKEN JOINS HEARST NEWSPAPERS
WASHINGTON – Former CNN reporter Bob Franken has joined Hearst Newspapers where he will write a weekly Washington-based column for the Hearst News Service, starting July 8.
During his 20-plus-year career at CNN, Franken served as the network’s Capitol Hill correspondent, Supreme Court reporter, White House reporter and covered many major stories including the 9/11 attacks, two Iraq Wars, the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and presidential and congressional campaigns.
A native of Baltimore, Franken began his broadcast career in Marshfield, Wis. He later worked in Charleston, W. Va., Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, where reporters were required to shoot their own video.
Franken joined NBC in 1980 and moved to CBS in 1983, which brought him to Washington. He worked for CNN from 1986 to 2007.
Richard S. Dunham, Washington bureau chief for Hearst Newspapers, in announcing Franken’s new position, said: ``Bob is a perceptive observer of the Washington scene, with a sense of humor and a distinctly outside-the-Beltway perspective.’’
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