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CNN announces appointments for Jerusalem bureau
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(27 October 2003 4:00 pm)

MUMBAI: Tom Fenton has been appointed CNNís Jerusalem bureau chief. He takes up this position next month.


Fenton is currently the VP and deputy managing editor of international newsgathering at CNNís headquarters in Atlanta, Fenton joined CNN in 1986. Before moving to Atlanta, he was CNNís Frankfurt bureau chief covering international breaking news in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

CNN Intl MD Chris Cramer was quoted in an official release saying, "Jerusalem continues to be one of CNNís most important newsgathering operations and Tom is one of the most accomplished senior editors I know. Tomís award winning coverage from Africa and his role in coordinating CNNís oversees coverage during 9/11, the Afghan and Iraq wars from CNNís Atlanta headquarters underscores his abilities and the importance CNN attaches to this appointment."

In his current role, Fenton played a central role in coordinating CNNís coverage in Iraq and Afghanistan. As one of CNNís senior field producers, he has covered events in Israel and the Palestinian territories and across the Middle East as well as in Eastern and Central Europe. His coverage from Africa won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow and News and Documentary Emmy awards for his reports on the child soldiers in Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile CNN reporter John Vause, currently CNN Internationalís North American correspondent, based in Atlanta, has been appointed CNNís Jerusalem correspondent. He too takes up this position in November. Earlier this year, Vause who joined CNN a couple of years ago, won the Atlanta Press Club ĎJournalist of the Yearí award for his reporting from Israel and Palestine.

Since joining CNN, Vause has reported extensively from across the US, including New York, in the aftermath of 9/11. He also covered the war in Afghanistan and anchored CNN Internationalís coverage of the war in Iraq from the networkís studios in Kuwait City.

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