NORWICH, NY. — Cristina Alesci has been named to the newly created role of chief corporate affairs officer for Chobani. In this role, Ms. Alesci will lead external and internal communications, government and community relations, social impact and philanthropy. She also will join Chobani’s executive leadership team.

Ms. Alesci joins Chobani from CNN, where she was a business and political correspondent since 2014. Prior to her work at CNN, Ms. Alesci was a print and on-air reporter for five years at Bloomberg Television.

“From our humble yogurt beginnings in upstate New York through our evolution and expansion into a modern food company, Chobani uses food as a force for good and helps drive positive change in communities across the country,” said Peter McGuinness, president and chief operating officer of Chobani. “It’s important for our brand to authentically tell and share the stories that shape our values, beliefs and business. Cristina brings over a decade of storytelling for CNN and Bloomberg TV to Chobani, highlighting our continued growth and innovation while challenging businesses and society to think and act differently, always putting humanity first.”

Earlier this month, Chobani announced Jody Macedonio would join the company as chief financial officer. Like Ms. Alesci, Ms. Macedonio will report to Mr. McGuinness and be a member of Chobani's executive leadership team.