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David Leavy Tapped as COO of CNN

Warner Bros. Discovery is turning to a veteran of the company to help bolster CNN’s leadership team. On Thursday the company announced that David Leavy, currently WBD’s chief corporate affairs officer, will become COO of the news brand, reporting to CNN CEO Chris Licht. Leavy is a 23-year veteran of Discovery Inc., having been one […]

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Addresses Trump Town Hall Debacle: “You Have Every Right to Be Outraged”

With CNN facing a storm of criticism for its handling of a town hall event with Donald Trump, the network’s star anchor Anderson Cooper addressed the backlash on air Thursday night. The cable news network has been on damage control since Wednesday night’s calamitous town hall moderated by Kaitlan Collins, an event that saw the […]

TV Ratings: CNN Gets Big Boost With Trump Town Hall

Donald Trump’s town hall on CNN Wednesday night came in for harsh criticism on social media, and it also drew a much larger than usual audience to the news channel. Final same-day ratings for the telecast, with the former president being questioned by CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins, have the town hall averaging 3.31 million on-air […]

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 […]

Chris Wallace on Conducting an “Interview” Versus a “Conversation,” How He Will Cover the 2024 Election

When Chris Wallace left Fox News to join CNN a little more than a year ago, he did so in a desire to pursue new avenues. A veteran political anchor, Wallace wanted the chance to interview interesting people outside the confines of politics. But while Wallace’s CNN+ show fell victim to the streaming platform’s short […]

Don Lemon Says He Has No Regrets After CNN Firing: “I Am a Survivor”

Days after Don Lemon revealed he had been fired from CNN, the former CNN This Morning co-anchor took to the red carpet at the Time 100 gala in New York Wednesday night to say that while the departure was a surprise, it’s behind him now. When arriving at the all-star media event (where CNN CEO […]

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 […]

MSNBC Adds Former CNN Anchor Ana Cabrera to Daytime Lineup

MSNBC is adding another notable news anchor to its dayside lineup. Ana Cabrera, who left CNN at the end of last year, will anchor MSNBC’s 10 a.m. hour in a program called Ana Cabrera Reports. Jose Diaz-Balart most recently anchored the hour for MSNBC, but shifted to 11 a.m. as part of a larger shake-up […]

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 […]

In Unusual Move, CNN Taps Two Exec Producers to Help Revive Morning Show (Exclusive)

In an unusual setup for a cable news program, CNN has hired two executive producers to try and rejuvenate its CNN This Morning program, which is anchored by Don Lemon, Kaitlan Collins and Poppy Harlow. The two EPs are CNN veteran Lauren Mensch, and Chris Russell, who was in talks for the job, according to […]

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 […]

CNN’s Don Lemon Taking Monday Off Following Nikki Haley Remarks and Apology

Don Lemon is taking Monday off following remarks he made about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley that he later apologized for. The CNN This Morning anchor decided to take Presidents Day off from work, according to a person familiar with the situation, who added that it was not pre-planned prior to the events of last […]