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Personnel note: Caitlin Conant to join CBS News, ‘Face the Nation’

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Caitlin Conant, former communications staffer with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, is joining CBS News as Director of Communications for the D.C. Bureau and the Sunday news show “Face the Nation.”

Conant is married to Alex Conant, Rubio’s former senior communications director. She most recently worked with the Rubio presidential campaign directing regional press and surrogate communications. Before that, Conant served from 2012-2015 as communications director and press secretary for U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio.

CBS News’ Senior Vice President of Communications Christa Robinson announced the move Tuesday morning.

Conant will succeed Jackie Berkowitz, who is taking a role with Netflix in Los Angeles.


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