David Ensor Named Correspondent for CNN

David Ensor, who has served as ABC News' diplomatic correspondent since June 1995, has joined CNN as a Washington-based correspondent, it was announced today by CNN Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno. Ensor will assume a variety of reporting duties for the network, including coverage of major stories from the nation's capital, effective August 31, 1998.

"David's arrival adds another exciting dimension to our network's reporting," said Sesno. "He has covered some of the world's biggest stories and has a breadth and depth of reporting skills that are hard to come by in this industry. We are extremely pleased with his decision to join our team."

Ensor's recent assignments at ABC have included coverage of Mideast diplomacy, U.S. troops in Bosnia and the Russian elections. As a Moscow-based correspondent for ABC, Ensor reported from 10 of 15 former Soviet republics, covering two coup attempts, the collapse of Communism and the war in Chechnya. From Rome in the mid-eighties, he reported on the Vatican and on Mideast terrorism and before that covered the rise of the Solidarity movement in Poland as ABC's Warsaw bureau chief. Ensor reported from El Salvador on the country's civil war and from Argentina on the Falklands War. He joined ABC News as White House correspondent in 1980, reporting on the presidency of Jimmy Carter.

From 1975 to 1980, Ensor was a reporter for National Public Radio. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and has a bachelor's degree, with honors, in European history, from the University of California, Berkeley.

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