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CNN hires NBC News veteran Jamie Gangel

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Linda Tripp is interviewed by NBC News show “Today” correspondent Jamie Gangel in 1999.

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Former longtime NBC News correspondent Jamie Gangel has joined CNN.

Gangel, whose many political interviews during her 30-year run at NBC included six U.S. presidents, will be a special correspondent for the cable news channel.

The hiring reunites her with CNN President Jeff Zucker, who made Gangel a national correspondent on NBC’s “Today” when he was executive producer. Gangel was a fixture on the morning program from 1992 to 2013, when she left the network.

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“In her time there, she reported some of the best stories and delivered some of the most exclusive interviews on the program,” Zucker said in a memo sent to staff Monday. “I am thrilled that she will now join us, contributing reports and interviews to all of our programs.”

The Washington, D.C.-based Gangel is the wife of bestselling novelist and former TV news producer Daniel Silva.

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