HLN announced today it will revamp its morning and daytime lineup to make room for former CNN anchor Carol Costello, who will begin to anchor a new program live from Los Angeles, beginning in April.
Costello has said her new show on HLN will “whip through stuff,” and “won’t waste your time,” aiming for fewer talking heads.
Said to debut in late April, Across America with Carol Costello will air from 11am until 1pm ET, live from LA, which will mean another shift for Michaela, the news program hosted by former CNN morning anchor Michaela Pereira, who will now front her show from 3-5pm ET.
“Our enhanced line-up puts HLN in the best position to succeed, further fulfills our viewer promise to provide a comprehensive look at the news in a fast-paced approachable tone, and drives the strongest lead-up to fringe and prime,” HLN boss Ken Jautz said in a staff memo.
The new lineup puts Morning Express from 6am to 11am, Across America from 11am until 1pm, On the Story from 1 to 3pm, and Michaela from 3 to 5pm.