Al Jazeera America has a jones for Philly-based journalists.
Sarah Hoye, a multimedia journalist who formerly worked as a Philly-based CNN correspondent, was recently named the newest correspondent on Al Jazeera's "America Tonight," the station's flagship news magazine program. Hoye and new hire Michael Okwu join the four previously announced "America Tonight" correspondents, including Sheila MacVicar, Adam May, Lori Jane Gilha and Christof Putzel, and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien. Joie Chen will host the show.
“It’s always been my goal to report on the stories Americans want to hear,” Hoye said in statement. “Joining Al Jazeera America is a great opportunity for me to lend a voice to those who need it most.”
(I sent Hoye a message for further comment and will update you when I hear from her.)