U.S. Democratic hopeful Eric Swalwell floated the idea last night during a town hall with moderator Jim Sciutto that CNN may need to consider leaving Atlanta over Georgia’s new anti-abortion law.
“Yeah, if that law goes into effect and CNN might have to move,” he said on air, referencing the restrictive Georgia law that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. “There’s a lot of young women who work at CNN who’ll be affected.”
CNN Center serves as the headquarters for CNN International and HLN, as well as the home for production for much of CNN/US. All of the network’s domestic weekday anchors are based in either the network’s new Hudson Yards office or Washington, D.C.
“If the new law holds we will reconsider Georgia as the home to any new productions,” a statement from WarnerMedia said on Thursday.
CNN is a subsidiary of WarnerMedia, owned by new corporate giant AT&T.