CNN fires news editor after uncovering plagiarism

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CNN has fired a news editor after determining that she plagiarized material in about 50 stories, the network announced in an editors' note Friday.

The editor, Marie-Louise Gumuchian, was based in London, and wrote mostly about Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

CNN conducted an internal investigation after a draft of a story she had written was "flagged" last week.

"We've terminated Gumuchian's employment with CNN, and have removed the instances of plagiarism found in her pieces," a statement signed by three senior network executives reads. "In some cases, we've chosen to delete an entire article."

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Gumuchian wrote for Reuters before joining CNN, and has also been published in other international newspapers.

She appears to have recently deleted her Twitter account. Her last tweet was on May 6.

"Trust, integrity and simply giving credit where it's due are among the tenets of journalism we hold dear, and we regret that we published material that did not reflect those essential standards," the CNN execs wrote. "We also believe in letting audiences know when we've remedied situations that threaten to compromise that trust."