René Marsh is a national correspondent for CNN, based in the network’s Washington bureau.
Marsh joined CNN in 2012. Since joining CNN she has reported on several high profile assignments including the Trump administrations travel ban barring citizens from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. Marsh was the first to report Customs and Border Protection had communicated with airlines instructing them not to accept specific passengers from certain countries. Marsh was also the first to report on the unprecedented security apparatus put in place to protect EPA administrator Scott Pruitt; from the large number of agents in his round the clock security detail to biometric security technology installed at the agency.
Marsh broke a number of stories surrounding Housing and Urban Development’s purchase of a $31,000 dining set. She’s also filed in depth reports on the condition of the nation’s infrastructure and sexual assault and harassment onboard commercial airliners. Marsh was heavily involved in the coverage of the disappearance of commercial passenger plane, MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine. It was Marsh who broke the news with her exclusive report that Dutch crash investigators had determined a Russian Missile brought down the passenger plane and evidence suggested pro Russian rebels were responsible. Most recently, Marsh broke the story of the controversial proposal under consideration at the Transportation Security Administration to eliminate passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports across the US. Following CNN’s reporting, the agency abandoned the proposal.
Prior to CNN, Marsh was a general assignment correspondent for WSVN in Miami, Florida, covering breaking news, local politics and education. She also worked as an investigative reporter and weekend anchor at CBS 6 in Albany, New York. Marsh started her career as a reporter and anchor at KTAL in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Marsh graduated with honors from Binghamton University and earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.