Whither Candy Crowley’s CNN Future
FishbowlDC stirs CNN’s pot by suggesting that Candy Crowley could be leaving the network…
There are murmurings that Candy Crowley may be contemplating a change. She was originally scheduled for Inauguration coverage and then HLN’s Robin Meade was brought in from Atlanta along with Brooke Baldwin. Suddenly things weren’t so sweet for Candy and she was noticeably absent for much of the coverage. Sources tell us Crowley has been entertaining the idea of picking up her blocks and making a change, even before Zucker arrived. It was, however, announced in the Washington town hall held by Zucker that political programming would diminish but that overall programming would increase from the Washington bureau come one year from now.
But FishbowlDC wasn’t done there…
Executives are buzzing that Kate Bolduan was “born to anchor.” So expect to see more of her. Also in the “like” category is Brianna Keilar, who is perceived as a fresh, younger face.
Anyone who’s watched CNN with any kind of regularity knows that Boduan’s profile is rising quickly. It’s only a matter of time before she gets an anchor slot. The question is who gets dumped to make room for her?
Then there’s this which I don’t think is automatically a slam dunk..
Wolf Blitzer will lose an hour of his three-hour afternoon program, but he was the lead interviewer of Zucker at the Washington town hall and is presumed safe.
It’s not a foregone conclusion that The Situation Room will lose an hour. Remember, Erin Burnett is rumored to be headed to mornings which opens up 7pm. It’s possible, though not a high probability, that The Situation Room retains all its hours, at least in the short term, but slides back one hour.