Cecilia Vega will step down as chief White House correspondent for ABC News and join CBS News as correspondent for the weekly television newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” the Tiffany Network announced on Thursday.
“Cecilia Vega is a sensational reporter and storyteller,” Bill Owens, the executive producer of “60 Minutes,” said in a press release.
“I have admired her work for a long, long time and couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to ’60 Minutes.’”
“Her new colleagues couldn’t agree more,” said Owens.
Vega, 46, also released a statement indicating she was happy to be coming on board.
“This is a dream come true. I am beyond honored to join the ranks of this legendary show and to work alongside the best reporters in journalism,” Vega said in her own statement.
Vega’s career path started in San Francisco, where she worked as a reporter for ABC’s local affiliate KGO.
In 2011, she joined ABC News as its West Coast correspondent based in Los Angeles.