Two CNN anchors are making the move from Atlanta to New York this summer. Beginning in August, Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello will anchor their respective hours of “CNN Newsroom” from NYC. Costello anchors “Newsroom” from 9-11amET and Baldwin helms the 2-4pmET hours.
“Carol Costello and Brooke Baldwin will move to New York to anchor their weekday CNN Newsroom shows, beginning in August. There will be no other changes to those shows’ production team,” a CNN spokesperson told TVNewser. “Atlanta is, and always will be, a critical part of CNN Worldwide’s operations. It remains home to much of our programming and content, including the production for many of our shows, CNN’s worldwide newsgathering operations, CNN Digital, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, HLN and Newsource.”
Other CNN shows that are anchored from New York but produced in Atlanta: “CNN Newsroom” with Don Lemon” and “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. Wolf Blizter‘s 1pmET “Wolf” is produced in Atlanta but anchored in DC. A CNN source tells us having the anchors in New York gives them more on-set guest opportunities.
So, it’s official. Carol Costello and Brooke Baldwin are both making the jump from Atlanta to New York City. Which begs the question, when will Victor Blackwell, Christi Paul, and Fredricka Whitfield make the hop, too? (They anchor the weekend editions out of Atlanta).
Something to think about, from Twitter follower Hunter Littlepage:
It makes sense. If a set was ready for them, presumably, they would just move now (or soon) – August, however, is still a way’s off. And let’s be clear, if every show but 1-2pm and 4-7pm (DC shows) is going to come from NYC, then they need some new sets.