CNN has named Rosa Flores (MPA '01) as correspondent, it was announced today by Terence Burke, Vice President of Newsgathering for CNN/U.S. She will start in July and will be based in New York City.
Said Burke, "Rosa is an outstanding reporter who made her mark in local television covering numerous breaking news and enterprise stories. We are thrilled to have her join the CNN team." In addition to her role as correspondent Flores will serve as substitute anchor.
Throughout her career Flores covered a variety of national, state and local stories. Before joining CNN, she anchored the late afternoon newscast at WBRZ, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge. Before moving to Louisiana's capital city, Flores covered enterprise and breaking news stories at WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. Her reporting included extensive coverage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to that, she reported for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston and KWTV in Oklahoma City.
"To be able to report for the premiere newsgathering operation in the world has been a dream ever since I covered my first story. I am honored and excited to be joining CNN and work with the best in our profession. I look forward to being able to tell stories on a national level. I can't wait to get started," said Flores.