CNN Creates Mini-Bureaus in First Three Primary States

CNN set up three temporary “mini” bureaus in the three earliest primary/caucus states.

The bureaus -- already up and running in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina -- are being staffed by CNN producers and will housed at the TV stations of three CNN affiliates: KCCI-TV Des Moines; WMUR-TV Manchester; and WIS-TV Columbia, respectively

Each will have one producer, as well as production equipment and a high-definition camera, with more staffers added as events warrant.

CNN will get space at the stations, but it is not a cooperative newsgathering effort, said a spokeswoman, although all CNN Newsource affiliates, including those stations, will have access to the content produced out of the bureaus.

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.