Local girl Friday makes the big-time! NY1 political reporter and NYU grad Sandra Endo, who if we do say so ourselves, is completely adorable, has just been hired by CNN as a national correspondent. Endo just capped a decade at the local news-loop-that-could, covering our representatives' legislative (and personal) affairs. We like her for saying this to Columbia Journalism Review when asked about concierge services offered to the press during the 2004 Republican National Convention: "While it's thoughtful and ingenious for the host committee to be so considerate, I laughed at the thought of me being able to get my nails done in the middle of the convention. I think I would be fired first if I had that much down time!" Attaway. Press release, with all the usual congratulatory buzzphrases, after the jump.
A Time Warner Company News Release For Release: Jan 17, 2008 CNN Newsource Hires Sandra Endo as Correspondent for D.C. Bureau Sandra Endo is joining CNN Newsource's Washington, D.C., bureau, it was announced today by Paul Crum, executive director of news operations, administration and affiliate services for CNN/U.S. Endo will serve as a national correspondent and will report live from the scene of breaking news events and from the nation's capital, providing live reports for more than 800 CNN Newsource partner stations. "Sandra will help us continue to give our affiliate news partners and their viewers a distinctive, first-class view into our coverage of breaking news and Beltway activities as well as updates from the upcoming political battle and how it affects them," Crum said. "We are pleased to add Sandra to our team of experienced, first-class journalists." Endo comes to CNN Newsource from NY1 where she served as the lead political reporter and has covered a wide array of campaigns, four national political conventions and New York City's transit strike in 2005. Endo started at NY1 in 1998 as a video journalist and field producer and previously worked at WNBC-TV and interned at ABC News. Endo is a graduate from New York University. CNN Newsource, comprised of approximately 800 affiliates including TV stations and local/regional cable news channels throughout North America, is the most widely distributed syndicated news service. Through continuous digital media distribution and five digital satellite channels, CNN Newsource provides partners with the news content necessary to produce competitive newscasts. This includes: CNN Worldwide's global newsgathering resources; the collective coverage power of CNN Newsource affiliates; customized live coverage of breaking news from CNN correspondents and localized CNN Marketsource reports live from the floor of the NYSE. Additionally, CNN Newsource stations benefit from CNN Newsbeam, which provides satellite time and fiber connectivity from CNN's vast global resources at lower than market rates. CNN Newsource also helps prepare tomorrow's journalists by providing service at no charge to colleges and universities through its Newsource in the Classroom program.