Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello Move to CNN NYC

Per TVNewser:

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:

https://twitter.com/hllittlepage/status/469473075659304960

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.

4 replies

  1. In 2012 for their election coverage CNN flew all their DC/NYC anchors/commentators/analysts to Atlanta because of how big and nice the studio was and because of the updated technology it has.

    In 2010 CNN spent a lot of money updating the Atlanta newsroom, and now it isn’t going to be utilized at all on the weekdays even though it is by far the nicest studio it has? Seems like another bad move on the part of Zucker.

    Do the NYC studio’s really allow for me in house guest opportunities? Because Don Lemon is in NYC and most of his guests use flash screens and are in little boxes and he is sitting in a studio by himself, occasionally joined by another guest.

    It makes sense for the shows that have a lot of pundits and talking head discussions to be based in either DC or NYC, but the newscasts especially in daytime in my opinion are better off in Atlanta.

    I guess that huge building in Atlanta, and their big updated studio is just going to go to waste from now on? Can’t believe Time Warner is going for that, they’ve invested a lot of money in the CNN Center.

  2. One thing I don’t like is the constant shoving of Blitzer down our throats.. Why does he get so much airtime? Does he really need TWO SHOWS? I think they should scrap “Wolf” and give a daily show to someone like Kyra Phillips. She is under utilized at CNN IMO. She can do just about anything… newscasts, interview, moderate discussions, mommy talk, and she’s even reported from war zones.

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