Bianna Golodryga joins CNN in full-time role

Sometimes, it pays for news anchors to take root in more than one organization.

When Bianna Golodryga joined CBS News in the fall of 2018, she carved out a unique role for herself. She would work as a co-anchor on “CBS This Morning” while maintaining a position she had already established as a contributor to CNN. The arrangement was testament to Golodryga’s popularity in the field – after stints at ABC News and Yahoo News, she was making appearances on CBS and CNN as well as MSNBC’s “11th Hour with Brian Williams” – as well as the fact that CBS News under a different corporate regime had not been known for paying the sector’s highest salaries.

Golodrgya left CBS in April, a victim of headwinds at the network’s morning program. But she has landed a new full-time role with her other employer.

CNN said Friday that it had named Golodryga a senior global affairs analyst, and noted she would also do some fill-in anchoring (Golodryga has been spotted in recent weeks filling in for Erin Burnett, for example).

She has worked her way up the TV-news ranks, starting first as a producer at CNBC, then working as a co-anchor at the weekend edition of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” But she has unique experience with global matters.

Golodryga and her family left the former Soviet Union when she was just a child and immigrated to the United States. She speaks fluent Russian and studied eastern European and Russian studies at the University of Austin. She is married to Peter Orszag,  the former director of the office of management and budget under President Barack Obama.

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Bianna Golodryga (shown here) joins Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and John Dickerson as co-host of 'CBS This Morning.' (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 8: CBS This Morning Co-Hosts Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King, John Dickerson, and Bianna Golodryga interview Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Adrianne Haslet LIVE. Pictured L to R: Bianna Golodryga and John Dickerson. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20: REBA McENTIRE ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ON CBS THIS MORNING, with CBS This Morning Co-Hosts, Bianna Golodryga, Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King, and John Dickerson. FEB. 20 IN THE 8:00 AM ET HOUR. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: CBS This Morning Co-Hosts Gayle King, Bianna Golodryga and John Dickerson, interview Bill and Melinda Gates LIVE on Feb 12, 2019. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 6: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Live broadcast following the State of the Union, with guests Norah O'Donnell, John Dickerson, Gayle King, Bianna Golodryga during Tuesday's February 5, 2019 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 4: CBS This Morning Co-Hosts (from left) Bianna Golodryga, John Dickerson, Gayle King, and Norah O'Donnell interview Senator Cory Booker (seated at far right) LIVE about his upcoming 2020 Presidential Campaign. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 5: Caroline Kennedy is interviewed LIVE on CBS This Morning with Co-Hosts Bianna Golodryga, John Dickerson, Gayle King, and Norah O'Donnell. (Photo by Brandon Launerts/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Bianna Golodryga during Wednesday's November 14, 2018 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Journalist Bianna Golodryga attends the 28th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: CBS This Morning Co-Anchors: John Dickerson, Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, and Bianna Golodryga. (Photo by Walling McGarity/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Journalists Bianna Golodryga, Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and John Dickerson attend the 28th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Bianna Golodryga (shown here at far right) joins, from left, John Dickerson, Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell as co-host of 'CBS This Morning.' (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Bianna Golodryga speaks on stage at the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 12: CBS News coverage of Midterm Election 2018. Pictured L to R: Norah O'Donnell, John Dickerson, and Bianna Golodryga. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 12: CBS News coverage of Midterm Election 2018. Pictured L to R: Gayle King, Jeff Glor, Norah O'Donnell, John Dickerson, and Bianna Golodryga. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 06: Honoree Bianna Golodryga accepts award onstage during the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Alliance for Women in Media)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: News anchor Bianna Golodryga speaks on stage at the 8th Annual Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
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