Peter Hamby leaves CNN for Snapchat

This could be the first hire for Snapchat’s rumored news division, according to The Verge.

CNN Commentary

CNN’s national political reporter Peter Hamby is leaving the network for a leadership position at Snapchat, TVNewser is reporting. In a memo to staff, DC bureau chief Sam Feist wrote: “Most of you know that Peter’s passion about politics and social media goes back to his first days at CNN.”

Although no longer a full-time reporter for the network, he will appear occasionally as an on-air and digital contributor through the 2016 election.

Feist added, “Please join us in congratulating Peter on his new adventure.”

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