Eric Sherling has joined CNN as director of Washington programming.
Sherling had been executive broadcast producer of ABC's Good Morning America since 2009, but before that he had worked at CNN since 2000, rising to become executive producer of The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer.
In his new role, he will oversee Situation Room as well as all other Washington political programming, including John King, USA,State of the Union with Candy Crowley and Reliable Sources. He will also play a lead role in CNN's campaign coverage.
"We are delighted to welcome Eric back to Washington and to the CNN family," said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president in announcing the hire. "His experience speaks for itself. He'll be an invaluable asset as the network heads into the 2012 election cycle."