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CNN Bulks Up in Russia

Nathan Hodge, Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, is joining CNN as Moscow bureau chief as part of an expansion of the network's presence in the country to cover the "increasingly pivotal stories emerging from Russia."

Those would include the stories about possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia, stories that have drawn the ire of the President, who singled out the network for special attention in his just-released "Fake News" awards.

Fred Pleitgen, who has been in London for the cable news net, will move to Moscow as a correspondent.

“It’s hard to overstate the importance of Russia internationally, whether that pertains to its own upcoming elections, its alleged role in the recent US elections, or issues relating to Ukraine, Europe, China, Iran, and Syria," said Deborah Rayner, SVP of international newsgathering, TV & digital, for CNN, in announcing the moves.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.