On Saturday, August 22 at 10pm, CNN anchor Erin Burnett hosts CNN Special Report: Women Represented: The 100 Year Battle for Equality, a 90-minute look into how far have we really come towards gender equality in America.
Burnett examines the current state of women’s rights in America and the complex history of the suffrage movement, including stories often left out of our history books.
The anchor gathers some of the most prominent feminist thinkers around the country to discuss why Americans haven’t elected a woman president, why women are still paid less for equal work, and the legacy of the #MeToo movement. Burnett is joined in this important conversation by women who have shattered glass ceilings across society including Jessica Alba, Amb. Carol Moseley Braun, Glennon Doyle, Carly Fiorina, Melinda Gates, Roxane Gay, Cecile Richards and more.
“Given the overwhelming desire to recognize this year’s graduating seniors,” CNN has chosen to air a two-hour, primetime special on Saturday, May 17th, honoring the Class of 2020, the network announced this morning, hosted by anchors Don Lemon, Erin Burnett, and Jake Tapper.
Class of 2020: In This Together will air worldwide from 7pm ET across CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Espanol. The first hour will be produced by CNN and focus on students and educators,inspiring stories, musical performances and words of encouragement from special guests including former President Bill Clinton, Amy Schumer, Jason Alexander, Gal Gadot, Jack Gilinsky, Henry Winkler, Alex Rodriguez, Keegan-Michael Key and Anthony Anderson with performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Bazzi and Foster the People.
At 8pm, CNN will simulcast Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a special event that will include a collection of commencement messages, musical performances, and inspirational vignettes from a variety of guests including former President Barack Obama, LeBron James, the Jonas Brothers, Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, Ben Platt, Megan Rapinoe, Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Malala Yousafzai and much more. The one-hour, commercial-free event will be carried by more than 20 broadcast and cable networks and streaming channels throughout the U.S. Proceeds will benefit DonorsChoose and America’s Food Fund to help meet student needs in some of our nation’s most underserved and under-resourced communities.
Is primetime anchor Erin Burnett looking to leave CNN?
Bay Area media blogger Rich Lieberman reports it is a “hard maybe” that Burnett may be ready to throw the towel in at CNN and move to San Fransisco. In his report, Lieberman notes that she “she LOVES the Bay Area and not just the geographical elements.”
CNN didn’t respond to my request for comment.
As President Trump battles to keep his taxes and other financial documents away from the public eye, CNN’s Erin Burnett launches an investigation to answer the question: How does the President of the United States continue to make money? The network poses in a press release.
In this one-hour CNN Special Report, Burnett explores the many types of businesses the Trump Organization engages in and how the President’s continuing connections to his family empire raise many questions about his separate roles as President and the owner of a sprawling set of companies. The CNN Special Report: The Trump Family Business premieres this Friday, May 17th at 9pm ET.
In the special, Burnett speaks to people who have faced financial losses — from investors in Trump properties, to those who lost money after enrolling in Trump University. In addition, Burnett interviews DC Attorney General Karl Racine who is suing the President, because he believes President Trump is violating the constitution by continuing to take money from foreign governments at his hotels. Burnett also speaks with journalists from the Washington Post, WNYC and ProPublica about their discoveries of how the President still makes money today and how his businesses operate.
Last week, CNN’s weekday New York-based programming of Early Start, all editions of CNN Newsroom and At This Hour made the move to CNN’s new headquarters at 30 Hudson Yards. This week, Erin Burnett OutFront and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon made the move to the new office. Both programs will broadcast out of the same set, called Studio 19Z.
New Day, Quest Means Business, AC360 and Cuomo Primetime are expected to shed their offices at Columbus Circle and make the jump to their new studio at Hudson Yards beginning next week, completing the move.
Tonight, November 12, Erin Burnett will return to CNN’s air and take back over her program, Erin Burnett OutFront. The anchor has been on maternity leave and gave birth to her third child, Owen Thomas, on August 20.
Today also marks the day that Brianna Keilar, who recently returned from her own maternity leave and was given the 1 o’clock Eastern hour, debuted CNN Right Now.
While Burnett was off, anchors Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Kate Bolduan substituted.
Jake Tapper, the man who pulls double-duty for CNN, hosting The Lead at 4:00pm-5:00pm Monday through Friday, and anchors the Sunday political affairs program State of the Union, is adding a new show to his plate through Election Day — Erin Burnett OutFront.
Tapper will sub for Burnett while she is on maternity leave, like he has during a past maternity leave in 2013.
Prior to this, anchors Kate Bolduan and Jim Sciutto had filled in for her.
CNN anchor Erin Burnett has given birth to her third child, a son, named Owen Thomas Burnett Rubulotta.
According to People magazine, the OutFront anchor and husband David Rubulotta became the proud parents of the baby who arrived on Monday, August 20, at 9:01 a.m. Owen measured 20½ inches and weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. He joins the couple’s daughter Colby Isabelle, 3, and son Nyle Thomas, 4½.
“We are all in awe of our baby boy — who is already bringing joy (despite a lot less sleep) to our home,” Burnett and Rubulotta tell the magazine.
Burnett began her maternity leave after last week.