Ward, 35, won Peabody, DuPont and Edward R. Murrow awards for her reporting on Syria's civil war while with CBS — but she said the opportunity to go to CNN was too good to pass up.
"CNN is, simply put, the most important name in news," Ward said in a statement. "No other organization has the same scope and depth and recognition across the world."
The move is a major loss for CBS.
Well. it's official! Very excited indeed!!! https://t.co/ScbUA5BDJ0— Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) September 21, 2015