CNN president Jeff Zucker announced the news on Friday in a staff memo. "She is a television news icon," Zucker wrote. "Thus, it is with mixed emotions, that I wanted to let you know that Candy has let us know that she has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career.As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, and she has our full support."
Crowley joined CNN in 1987 and has covered every U.S. presidential campaign since Ronald Reagan's. In 2012, she became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in twenty years when CNN hosted the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Crowley has hosted CNN's Sunday morning show State of the Union since 2010. She will still host Sunday's episode, where she will interview former President George W. Bush.
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