CNN announced its new lineup after Carol Costello’s departure to HLN and it’s bigger than we surmised…
CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced today CNN’s new dayside lineup effective February 6th. John Berman and Poppy Harlow will co-anchor CNN Newsroom from 9-11:00am, replacing Carol Costello who moved to HLN. Berman co-anchored Early Start for the past five years and At This Hour since 2015 and Harlow has been a CNN weekend anchor since 2015. CNN’s Kate Bolduan will now be the sole anchor of At This Hour at 11:00am.
Dave Briggs will join CNN in February as co-anchor of Early Start alongside Christine Romans. Briggs was the co-anchor of Weekend Fox & Friends for five years, most recently co-hosted a program on the NBC Sports Network and was also a CNBC contributor.
4:00-6:00am: Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs
(beginning February 23rd)
6:00-9:00am: New Day with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota
9:00-11:00am: CNN Newsroom with John Berman and Poppy Harlow
11:00am-Noon: At This Hour with Kate Bolduan
The remainder of CNN’s dayside schedule will stay as is:
Noon-1:00pm: Inside Politics with John King
1:00-2:00pm: Wolf with Wolf Blitzer
2:00-4:00pm: Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin
4:00-5:00pm: The Lead with Jake Tapper
5:00-7:00pm: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Moving Berman off early mornings was long overdue. A bit more surprising was having Kate Bolduan solo but not totally far fetched.
The only question left unanswered is who will get Poppy Harlow’s weekend slot?