Former CNN, ABC Foreign Correspondent O'Connor Moving to U.S. Embassy in Kabul
First reported in Politico’s “Playbook”, Eileen O’Connor has been named the new Communications Director and Director of Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, succeeding David Ensor.
O’Connor is currently Counsel in the law firm McDermott, Will and Emery. She is a former CNN and ABC foreign correspondent, who over a 24-year career in journalism was based in London, Moscow, Tokyo and in Washington, DC. She is a former Moscow Bureau Chief for CNN, and was also a White House correspondent and national correspondent during the Clinton administration.
O’Connor is known in legal circles as the Editor of (and a frequent contributor to) to the Legal Crisis Strategies blog.
She also has served as the President of the International Center for Journalists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training journalists to build a free and independent press in emerging democracies and to improve the quality of journalism worldwide.
O’Connor is a 1981 graduate of Georgetown University. In 2005 she earned her law degree at Georgetown also. She is a native of Cleveland, OH. (Politico’s “Playbook”)