Former CBS News Journalist Clarissa Ward Joins CNN


Ward becomes a senior international correspondent, based in London.

Former CBS news journalist Clarissa Ward has joined CNN as a senior international correspondent.

Ward will be based in London and will contribute to the CNN, CNN International and CNN digital platforms. She comes over from CBS, where Ward reported for 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News and other network shows.

Ward's reporting of Syria’s civil war this year earned her a Peabody, DuPont, two Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

“CNN has the best team of international reporters of any news organization in the world. By far. And, today, we got even stronger,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement. Ward joins CNN as the network has been adding talent to boost ratings, after recently bringing on board ABC News' Jeff Zeleny, Washington Post alum Nia-Malika Henderson, the L.A. Times' Maeve Reston and Wall Street Journal veteran Sara Murray.

Before joining CBS News in 2011, Ward served as an ABC News correspondent, based in Beijing and Moscow, and a correspondent for Fox News, based out of Beirut and Baghdad.