CNN’s Nora Zimmett is set to join The Weather Channel as its senior vice president of Live Programming, the cable network said on Tuesday.
In her new role, Zimmett will be responsible for all aspects of the network’s 16 hours of daily live programming. She will be based at the network’s Atlanta headquarters and report to network president David Clark. Zimmett will also oversee the overall editorial direction for the network and will work with The Weather Company’s digital platform teams to curate editorial content for sites including weather.com.
“Nora’s vast experience covering important issues makes her the ideal leader for a team with an editorial mission focused on safety and preparedness as well as science.” said Clark in a statement. “She is an amazing journalist and brings with her an understanding of storytelling and how important it is to our network.”
Zimmett leaves her role at CNN where she was co-creator and executive producer of both New Day Weekend and Smerconish. Prior to joining CNN, Zimmett held senior producer and producer roles at Bloomberg Television and Fox News Channel. She will join the Weather Channel in mid-September.