I seriously hate this! Soledad is probably one of the best reporters CNN US has. I hope they don't shove her. We all know the SIU are just recycled specials. CNN have officially become a follower not a trailblazer. Let's see what else Klein gets out of his butt... at least he didn't put Kiran to co-anchor Anderson Cooper 360.
the press release from CNN
CNN Names Kiran Chetry, John Roberts as Anchors of American Morning
Kiran Chetry and John Roberts will debut as the new co-anchors of CNN's flagship morning program American Morning on Monday, April 16, it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien will remain at the network as featured special correspondents. American Morning airs on CNN/U.S. each weekday from 6 a.m. to 9 am (ET).
An award-winning veteran journalist, Roberts joined CNN in February 2006 after 14 years with CBS News as chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent and anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS Evening News. Roberts has been serving as CNN's senior national correspondent, reporting extensively for CNN on politics as well as from the front lines in
Roberts reported from
Chetry joined CNN in February and immediately began anchoring various CNN programs including American Morning,
Chetry began her journalism career at News 21 in
“I’ve admired John’s journalistic chops since we worked together at CBS more than a decade ago, and it’s not surprising that he’s now recognized as one of the premier broadcasters in the business,” Klein said. “As for Kiran, we’ve watched her light up the screen for years, and we are thrilled that she was able to join our team. She’s a breath of fresh air and a delight to work with, and it’s no wonder she’s already been embraced by CNN viewers.”
Soledad O'Brien will become anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit, reporting hour-long documentaries throughout the year and filing in-depth series on the most important ongoing and breaking news stories for all major CNN programs.
O’Brien has co-anchored CNN’s flagship morning program, American Morning, since she joined the network in July 2003 and distinguished herself by reporting from the scene on the transformational stories that broke on her watch. Her efforts following Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in
In recent months, O’Brien served as CNN’s point person for President George W. Bush’s visit to
“We are thrilled to be able to match
Miles O’Brien becomes CNN’s chief technology and environment correspondent. O’Brien began anchoring American Morning in June 2005 and has served as the network’s space and aviation correspondent. Previously, he co-anchored the weekday newscast Live From with Kyra Phillips and anchored various other newscasts for CNN and Headline News.
Most notably, Miles has covered the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina with live reports across the region and in February 2003, O'Brien led CNN's coverage of the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy, offering viewers exclusive information and uniquely insightful context based on his years of professional experience with and study of NASA and space exploration.
“As viewers’ concern about the environment and fascination with technology grows, there is no better guide than Miles O’Brien to separate fact from fantasy,” Klein said. “He lives and breathes this stuff and is able to explain these pressing subjects in a way that captivates and informs Americans at a critical moment in our history.”
American Morning, providing the most news in the morning on television, broadcasts weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET) on CNN/U.S. Ed Litvak is the show’s executive producer.