CNN is reporting on its website this morning that the network terminated Marie-Louise Gumachian, a news editor based in its London bureau, for repeated instances of plagiarism. They found examples of foul play in about 50 published stories they investigated after they suspected something was awry during the editing process of a story.
A bio on Muck Rack says she has worked as a reporter in Libya, East/West Africa, Italy, Ireland and Libya.
“We’ve terminated Gumuchian’s employment with CNN, and have removed the instances of plagiarism found in her pieces. In some cases, we’ve chosen to delete an entire article,” says an editor’s note posted on the site this morning at 9:23 a.m.
The note listed three staffers in CNN management that include Meredith Artley, managing editor and VP of CNN Digital, Manuel Perez, editorial director, CNN Digital, and Richard Griffiths, senior editorial director, VP, CNN.