CNN national correspondent and anchor Suzanne Malveaux is leaving the network. The move, she said, will allow her to focus on her family “and possibly pursuing some new opportunities.”
D.C.-based Malveaux joined CNN in 2002 and went on to cover Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. She has interviewed five living presidents, and several first ladies over her 20+ years at the network, states TVNewser.
Most recently, Malveaux covered the Russian invasion of Ukraine from on the ground in Lviv. Malveaux was also instrumental in the network’s coverage of the funerals of former top U.S. officials including General Colin Powell, Secretary Madeleine Albright, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
In September 2011, Malveaux embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 where she led breaking news coverage of the Taliban’s terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy there.
CNN told TVNewser in a statement, “Throughout Suzanne’s 20-year career at CNN, she has brought historic interviews to our audiences, broken news from around the world and mentored countless journalists across multiple bureaus. We are excited for her and her next chapter and wish her all the best.”
According to Wikipedia, Malveaux graduated from Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland, in 1984, then Harvard College with a B.A. cum laude in sociology, writing a senior thesis based on a semester she spent at Howard University. She graduated with a master’s degree in broadcasting from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991.
Prior to joining CNN more than two decades ago, Malveaux was an NBC News correspondent, covering the Pentagon and stories including the 2000 presidential election and recount and President Clinton’s impeachment trial.
Malveaux’s partner is White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, states TVNewser.