CNN ups Bohrman to senior vp


NEW YORK -- CNN said Tuesday that Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been promoted to senior vp at the network.

Bohrman will remain D.C. bureau chief but also oversee CNN's special events coverage. Bohrman supervised the network's coverage of the 2006 midterm elections and produced its 2004 political coverage as well as the funerals of President Reagan and Pope John Paul II.

Bohrman joined CNN in 1998 as executive producer of the "Moneyline News Hour." He also had been executive vp of CNNfn before joining Pseudo Inc. as CEO. He returned to CNN as creator/senior executive producer of "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" in 2001.

His nearly 30-year career in journalism includes time NBC and ABC. Bohrman was executive producer of NBC's specials and special events from 1993-97, where he was responsible for the 1994 midterm election coverage as well as telecasts of the funerals of President Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Bohrman was executive producer of ABC's "World News Now" from 1991-93 and was a senior producer of ABC's special events. Bohrman also was on the original production team of "Nightline" and rose to senior producer and broadcast producer from 1982-84.