CNN have today announced the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR). CNN AIR is their own dedicated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) unit. The network will have two full time UAS operators on staff “to fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN networks and platforms”.
Drones aren’t new to CNN, though, they’ve used them before to cover stories. Flint’s water crisis, and Anderson Cooper’s report on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina received the assistance of drones.