CNN Announces New Post-Costello Lineup…

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?

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2 Responses to “CNN Announces New Post-Costello Lineup…”

  1. So TVNewser reports that the 9-11 a.m. ET hours of CNN Newsroom will be anchored by John Berman and Poppy Harlow “as part of a larger CNN dayside overhaul.”

    I’m sorry, because she seems like a perfectly nice person. But I have difficulty listening to Poppy Harlow’s grating whiny voice (or Jake Tapper’s nasal voice for that matter) for very long.

    Like fingernails on a chalkboard. (Two thumbs down for CNN. I could never envision someone like Harlow or even Tapper getting hired by FNC when Roger Ailes was in charge given how focused he was on presentation.)

    But she is 20 years younger than Carol Costello — which may have been a factor in ‘demoting’ Carol to HLN despite the reason she gave yesterday.

    ETA
    Ending on a positive note, she did graduate Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern studies. Color me impressed.

  2. looooooooove dave briggs

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