This was surprising to see today.
Alisyn Camerota is a hero to the autism community because she provided some of the best coverage of the vaccines/autism topic when she was at Fox News.
In 2010, she was recognized as Journalist of the Year at Age of Autism.
(You can find links to her reports on the Age of Autism story.)
Her move to CNN naturally raises concerns for us. Will she be allowed to honestly and thoroughly report on the continuing controversy surrounding vaccines at a network that has produced some of the most biased and vindictive coverage in the past?
CNN Official Interview: Author of autism study, Andrew Wakefield questioned
Dr.Wakefield Responds To Fraud Charges By The British Scientific Journal.
We wish Alisyn well and hope that she will able to raise the standards of journalism at CNN and show them what fair and balanced really means.
CNN: Veteran anchor and reporter Alisyn Camerota has joined CNN Worldwide as an anchor. She begins today. Camerota comes to CNN after 16 years at FOX News Channel, which she left in March.
"I have been a fan of Alisyn's for a very long time, and couldn't be happier that she has agreed to come to CNN," said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. "She is not only a seasoned journalist with a great curiosity and passion for the news, but she has a presence on camera that I think is very hard to find. I can't wait to have her on the air at CNN."
Camerota will contribute to all programs across CNN. A permanent role will be announced in the coming months.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.