ABC News chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega will join the CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” in the spring, CBS announced.
“Cecilia Vega is a sensational reporter and storyteller,” remarked executive producer Bill Owens. “I have admired her work for a long, long time and couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to 60 Minutes. Her new colleagues couldn’t agree more.”
The Conservative Brief further reported:
ABC News chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega is ditching the network to join rival CBS News as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. Vega, who has served as a White House reporter for many years, will be joining the Sunday-night newsmagazine show.
“Cecilia Vega is a sensational reporter and storyteller. I have admired her work for a long, long time and couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to 60 MINUTES. Her new colleagues couldn’t agree more,” Bill Owens, executive producer of 60, said in a statement.
“Vega joins the distinguished team of correspondents at 60 Minutes from ABC News, where she has most recently distinguished herself as ABC’s chief White House correspondent and one of the nation’s leading political reporters. She also anchored several broadcasts, including “Good Morning America” and the Saturday edition of “World News Tonight,” and has reported on every major story of the last decade, including the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and the papal conclave that elected Pope Francis. She has conducted hundreds of high-profile interviews with political newsmakers, world leaders, and celebrities and traveled the globe to report stories of national and international significance,” CBS News reported.
“Vega’s experience spans coverage of both sides of the aisle and all branches of government. Her coverage of the Trump administration included frequent news-making exchanges with the president and administration officials, especially during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. At the Trump White House, Vega also covered three Supreme Court nominations, the firing of FBI director James Comey, the Mueller report, and both of President Trump’s impeachment trials. Her on-the-ground reporting in 2021 from the U.S.-Mexico border offered a poignant look at the dangerous journeys migrants make in reaching the United States. This reporting and first-person interviews with migrants seeking asylum allowed Vega to press President Biden during his first press conference about whether his administration’s seemingly muddled messaging on immigration was triggering the uptick in border crossings,” the outlet added.