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CNN confirmed that Jake Tapper's weekday program will air at 4 p.m. beginning in March and that the show also has tapped Federico Quadrani as executive producer. He joins CNN from MSNBC where he was executive producer of weekend programming and also Chuck Todd's The Daily Rundown. He's currently the exec producer of anchor Chris Jansing's weekday morning program Jansing & Company.
"Federico's talent for story development and live production will be a perfect fit for Jake's new program," Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vp, said in a statement. "Federico's track record with both network news programs and Washington-based cable news programs make him a terrific addition to CNN as we enter into an exciting time for the network."
Quadrani also worked as a producer at NBC's Today. And prior to NBC News, he was a writer for ABC's Good Morning America.
Said Tapper: "I'm thrilled to have Federico join me in leading our new team. In recent years he's produced incisive political coverage, but his diverse news background is equally important. From his Peabody Award-winning live coverage of 9/11 in the ABC News control room through his days producing textured taped pieces and remarkable live shots at NBC's Today, Federico has built a reputation for finding great American stories and creating compelling content. His voice will help us build the informative, engaging and provocative program we want this to be."
Source: Hollywood Reporter | Marisa Guthrie