Clarissa Ward has been named CBS News Foreign
Correspondent, Jeff Fager, chairman, CBS News and 60 Minutes executive producer and David Rhodes, president, CBS News,
Ward will first have an extensive assignment in
Afghanistan before moving to London to cover international stories. Beginning
in December, she will report for CBS News broadcasts and platforms across the division,
including 60 Minutes.
"Clarissa is a
terrific reporter with extensive international experience," said Fager.
"She will be a huge asset at a time when we are increasing our international
coverage at CBS News."
Ward most recently served as the Asia correspondent for
ABC News and was based in Beijing. She has also spent time in Afghanistan, and
served as ABC News' Moscow Correspondent during the 2007 Russian presidential
Prior to ABC News, Ward was a correspondent with Fox News
Channel in Beirut and Baghdad.