CNN announced Friday that Nicole Lapin has joined the Pipeline Anchor team…
Nicole Lapin, most recently an investigative reporter and anchor with KPSP-TV in Palm Springs, Calif., has joined CNN Pipeline as a news anchor, it was announced today by Sandy Malcolm, executive producer of CNN.com video. As part of her new assignment, Lapin will also anchor “Now in the News,” a fast-paced hourly Web- and wireless-exclusive news update and “.com Desk,” briefings on CNN/U.S. featuring highlights of CNN.com coverage.
“Nicole has established herself as a smart, confident broadcast journalist,” Malcolm said. “With a background in political science and conversant in five languages, Nicole brings an amazing array of skills to CNN Pipeline and will be a welcome addition to our anchor team.”
Lapin joins Veronica de la Cruz, Richard Lui and Melissa Long, three anchors who helped launch CNN.com’s premium commercial-free broadband video news service in December 2005.
She comes to CNN Pipeline from the CBS affiliate KPSP-TV, where she reported live from San Quentin during the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. Her work included a series on possible wrongful convictions in California, a subject she first explored in Illinois with a group whose investigations led to a moratorium on executions in the state.