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Suzanne Malveaux Leaving CNN After 20 Years

Suzanne Malveaux, a CNN national journalist for the past two decades, is leaving the network.

Malveaux, who is married to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, informed colleagues on Friday that she is departing to seek other opportunities and spend more time with her family, according to Deadline.

“After 20 years of delivering groundbreaking stories for the audiences of CNN, I’ve made the heartfelt decision to put myself and my family first and to pursue my long-desired professional passions: using storytelling to promote wellness, resiliency and social justice,” Malveaux wrote to colleagues.

“While I’ve thrived on the energy from covering breaking news and politics, the rhythm of my life has shifted to the more personal. I love being a mom, and the time I have with my eight-year-old daughter is priceless. I am so thankful that my mother and daughter had a chance to develop a beautiful relationship before she passed.”

Malveaux stated that she “approached” the network about her shifting priorities in the fall of 2022 and was supported.

Malveaux is just one of several recognized figures who have left the network in recent months as part of a managerial shakeup.

Brian Stelter left CNN in August when the network announced the cancellation of his show “Reliable Sources.” That same month, chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin announced his departure from the network after 20 years for an unspecified reason.

CNN White House reporter John Harwood announced his departure from the network in September, without elaborating on his future intentions, while the network’s senior vice president of programming, Michael Bass, announced his departure in November.

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