Smitherman joins CNN on the justice beat
CNN has appointed Laura Smitherman supervising producer for the justice beat, reports Politico.
She comes from NPR News where she was deputy national editor.
Smitherman was with The Baltimore Sun for 12 years, holding various roles, including State House and business reporter, business editor and assistant managing editor – enterprise and investigations.
She was also a congressional reporter at Bloomberg for 4 years and a legal affairs reporter at El Paso Times.
Smitherman is a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.