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A new face is coming to “PBS NewsHour” as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Laura Barrón-López is the show’s new White House correspondent.
Barrón-López will cover the Biden administration for the PBS program starting June 13. Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience to this position, covering the White House for Politics and working for the Washington Examiner, The hilland HuffPost.
“We admired Laura’s work at PoliticsCNN and elsewhere, and are thrilled to have her join the NewsTime team now on crucial White House beat,” says NewsTime senior executive producer Sara Just.
“Laura’s passion for in-depth reporting, contextual and nuanced storytelling will be a perfect fit for PBS NewsTime.”
Barrón-López takes over the position left by Yamiche Alcindor, who was previously NewsTime’s White House correspondent but left in March for NBC News to fill the same role.
“NewsTime has a decades-long reputation as a destination for weighted information and in-depth analysis,” Barrón-López added in a statement.
“Viewers trust him for this, and that trust has never been greater than it is right now, as domestic extremism and threats to democracy increase. I can’t wait to add to NewsTimeThe legacy of informing its viewers, holding the powerful to account, and elevating an informed democracy.