Facebook hires political news veteran for head of news partnerships. Image: APFILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Some Facebook users received an unsettling shock Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, when an unexplained glitch caused the social networking service to post a notice that implied they were dead. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Facebook has hired a former NBC and CNN journalist to lead its news partnerships team, a major hire as the platform deals with accusations over its role in spreading misinformation around the election. Campbell Brown will be filling the new role, which was first posted in December. Brown previously reported on politics for NBC, later moving to CNN, where she continued to cover politics, anchored 2008 election coverage and hosted various shows. CNN and Brown parted ways in 2010. Brown announced the move in a Facebook post. "I will be working directly with our partners to help them understand how Facebook can expand the reach of their journalism, and contribute value to their businesses," she wrote. "That also means making sure there is ongoing feedback from publishers as Facebook develops new products and tools for news organizations."