January 22, 2010
Posted: 1935 GMT
We apologize for not posting any updates all week. As you might imagine, it's been quite busy with coverage of the situation in Haiti. And, Hala has also been off, on a company trip to the Middle East.
Starting Monday, Hala is going to get a first-hand look at the tragedy, as it continues to unfold in Haiti. She has arrived in the devastated country, and will start to report for CNN. Our hope is to have her anchor I-Desk from Port-au-Prince all of next week, if it's technically possible. As a result of her arrival, Jonathan Mann, who got to Haiti the day after the quake, is returning home. Jonathan and his team have done an amazing job of reporting the reality of the situation, to the rest of the world. Here, here!
Look for Hala's reports on the air, and we'll see if she can add her insights on our blog throughout next week. No doubt, she will bring us an incredible perspective of the story.
And, of course, keep the victims of Haiti in your thoughts. If there's anything you can do to help them, please do so.
See you next week, at the I-Desk!
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