Miguel Marquez will join CNN as a correspondent based in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN/U.S.
Marquez returns to CNN from ABC News, where he served as a correspondent from May 2005. During his tenure at ABC News, he covered international breaking news and challenging assignments, including the Norway camp massacre, the violent anti-government protests in Bahrain and the war in Iraq during the height of the conflict.
Prior to his work at ABC News, Marquez was a correspondent at CNN based in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2005. Earlier, he worked as a news anchor for CNN Headline News and was based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.
“Miguel is an extremely skilled, tenacious and thorough reporter. His fearless coverage on-site covering the Arab Spring is testament alone to that,” said Burke. “We are very fortunate to once again have him be a part of our team.”
Marquez first joined CNN in April 2003 from FOX affiliate KSAZ in Phoenix, Ariz., where he was a reporter. Before that position, Marquez was with NBC flagship station WNBC in New York, N.Y., where he was a reporter covering events around the city, including criminal trials. Marquez also worked with CBS News in New York where he was a national desk assistant to the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Before pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, Marquez served as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., where he was responsible for foreign affairs, telecommunications and trade issues. In this position, Marquez traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea, staffing the congressional delegation that negotiated the release of two U.S. helicopter pilots shot down north of the demilitarized zone. Before working with Richardson, Marquez was with Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C., where he was a research contractor for the foreign affairs and national defense division.
Marquez holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University; a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of New Mexico and a liberal arts degree from New Mexico Military Institute.