This was first reported by Alex Weprin. I reached out to HLN for a comment, and this is what I received:
Sports Heavyweights Rick Fox & Jimmie Johnson to Guest Co-Host on HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade.
Rick Fox, former LA Lakers player and current NBA TV basketball analyst, will be a guest co-host on HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade, Monday August 4 and Tuesday August 5. Fox will be talking sports and trending stories.
On Wednesday, August 6, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson will guest co-host, and discuss all things race cars, and NASCAR’s Labor Day Race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
When I asked if the normal segments with Morning Express’ correspondents Brian Mcfayden, Jennifer Westhoven, and Bob van Dillen would still occur, she said, “Of course!”
Maybe Morning Express is trying to eliminate its competition in New Day and Morning Joe once and for all.