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Ashleigh Banfield moves to HLN, 8pm

Following Nancy Grace’s departure from HLN 8pm in October, CNN announced today who will be filling her shoes: CNN’s Legal View anchor, Ashleigh Banfield. Banfield will be moving to 8pm on HLN. August 23rd will be Banfield’s last day in the Legal View show. She will continue to appear on CNN, offering legal analysis and…

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Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell and husband sue Motel 6

A little over a year ago, former CNN Headline news anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN correspondent Chuck De Caro, were involved in a Motel 6 shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. De Caro was shot three times in the abdomen but survived while assailant Tomorio Walton, 27, died from his gunshot wounds in…

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CNN anchor offers apology for shortening of Milwaukee clip

On Wednesday morning, CNN Newsroom anchor Carol Costello offered up an apology for what some are calling deceptive editing of what Sherelle Smith said, mislabeling it a call for peace. In Milwaukee, Slyville Smith was shot by an officer on Saturday afternoon, which triggered riots in the city. Her sister, Sherelle, said, “Don’t bring the…

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CNN senior morning producer dies on vacation

CNN’s senior morning producer Matt Null died on Monday while on vacation over seas, as flagged by TVNewser. For the past three years, Early Start anchor Christine Romans noted when bringing the sad news to her viewers, he had been leading the team. She called him a “rising star” at CNN. “It is with a…

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Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien returns to TV

Former CNN Starting Point anchor Soledad O’Brien is returning to TV anchoring this fall with a weekly Sunday show airing on Hearst TV, reports the Washington Post. This is the newest venture for O’Brien since the closure of Al Jazeera America, where O’Brien served as a special correspondent after departing CNN. Her production company, Starfish…

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Zucker downplays CNN’s post-election ratings

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker downplayed ratings expectations after the November election to the Nomura 2016 Media, Telecom & Internet Conference in New York City during a session that was webcast, reports the Hollywood Reporter. “There’s no doubt that we are not going to have the same ratings next year, that we have this year.…