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CNN Slammed for “Shameful” Trump Town Hall: “You Failed Journalism and Our Country”

CNN and CEO Chris Licht came in for ferocious criticism over the chaotic town hall the cable news network held with former president Donald Trump on Wednesday. Amid his 2024 presidential campaign, Trump sat down with CNN This Morning anchor Kaitlan Collins at the event held in New Hampshire. The 70-minute town hall was populated […]

Donald Trump to Return to CNN for Primetime Town Hall Event

Donald Trump will return to CNN next week, his first interview on the cable news channel in years after disparaging it during almost all of his presidency. Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2024, will participate in a primetime town hall on May 10, to be moderated by CNN This Morning […]

‘CNN This Morning’ Co-Anchors Wish Don Lemon the “Best” After Firing, Promise Viewers Remain “Priority”

CNN This Morning co-anchors Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins addressed Don Lemon’s firing at the top of the show Tuesday morning, sharing similar sentiments as CNN CEO Chris Licht in wishing Lemon “the best.” “Of course, Don was a big part of this show over the last six months. He was one of the first anchors […]

Gayle King and Charles Barkley to Co-Host CNN Show “King Charles” as Chris Licht Seeks Reset for Cable News Channel

In one of the most significant programming moves since joining CNN as its CEO nearly a year ago, Chris Licht has hired CBS Mornings co-anchor Gayle King and NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley to host a weekly primetime program, to be called King Charles. The show was announced on TNT as part of the […]

Anderson Cooper to Host Sunday Primetime Series for CNN

CNN’s new Sunday lineup is coming into sharper focus. The latest addition is big one: A weekly program to be anchored by Anderson Cooper. The program, The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, will feature investigations, character-driven profiles, interviews and other long-form reporting. The Whole Story will air on CNN Sunday nights at 8 p.m., beginning […]

Don Lemon Doesn’t Address Nikki Haley Comments on the Air During CNN Morning Show Return

Don Lemon is back on CNN, and he’s sorry. Though viewers of CNN This Morning that have avoided social media may not have gotten the full picture. The CNN This Morning co-anchor returned to the morning show Wednesday for the first time since he landed in hot water over comments he made last week about […]

Don Lemon to Undergo “Formal Training” After Nikki Haley Remarks, Will Return to CNN Show Wednesday

Embattled CNN This Morning anchor Don Lemon will return to the show Wednesday, CNN CEO Chris Licht told staff in a memo Monday night. Licht added that Lemon, who has stepped away from the news network’s nascent morning show amid controversy over his comments about Nikki Haley, will participate in formal training before his return, […]

CNN Chief Outlines Cuts: HLN Slashed, International Reorganized, “Core” News Product In Focus

Forty years after it was founded by Ted Turner, HLN is getting out of the live TV business. The CNN offshoot, originally called Headline News, has canceled all of its live programming, with its crime-focused docuseries merging with sister WBD channel ID under Kathleen Finch. The HLN shakeup is part of wider layoffs that took […]

Jake Tapper, Alisyn Camerota and Laura Coates Snag Primetime CNN Roles in Temporary Lineup Shake-Up Ahead of Midterm Elections

CNN is shaking up its programming lineup, albeit only on a temporary basis ahead of November’s midterm elections. The biggest changes are happening in primetime, where CNN CEO Chris Licht is giving anchor Jake Tapper the 9 p.m. hour, with anchor Alisyn Camerota and legal analyst Laura Coates sharing the 10 p.m.-12 a.m. hours. 9 […]

CNN Taps Don Lemon, Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow to Lead New Morning Show

CNN is shaking up its morning show and its primetime lineup in CEO Chris Licht’s first programming shake-up since taking over the channel in May. CNN says that it will launch a new morning show later this year, anchored by Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. Lemon will step aside from his 10 p.m. […]

Chris Wallace Sets HBO Max Return, Interview Show Will Air Weekly on CNN

After a five month hiatus, Chris Wallace is ready to ask more questions. The CNN anchor, whose streaming show was pulled when the channel shuttered the short-lived CNN+ service, will return on a much larger streaming platform later this month: HBO Max. CNN says that the new season of Wallace’s interview show, Who’s Talking to […]

CNN Taps Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner and CBS News Correspondent John Miller as Analyst

In his first major analyst hire since joining CNN, CEO Chris Licht said Tuesday that the cable news channel had hired John Miller, a former TV correspondent who also had two long stints with the NYPD, to serve as its chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst. Miller was most recently the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for […]