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CNN Adds Two New Prime Time Hosts in Wake of Major New Shakeup

A significant reorganization of the network’s programming has been revealed by CNN. Some prominent news characters will receive new shows, while others will have their existing programs moved around.

Abby Phillip will be the anchor on weekdays at 10:00 p.m. ET, while Laura Coates will do the same at 11:00 p.m. ET, according to a news statement from the network.

Other notables include the announcement of permanent new hosts for CNN This Morning as well as new weekend shows for Christiane Amanpour, Chris Wallace, Victor Blackwell, Pamela Brown, and Manu Raju.

“One of CNN’s key differentiators is our deep roster of experienced journalists, reporters and storytellers. Many joined CNN early in their careers and have grown with the network throughout the years. They are extraordinarily talented and share the same CNN sensibility: versatility, determination and an inquisitive and empathetic approach to reporting the news.” a press release from the company announced.

“By expanding the range and depth of our programming lineup across multiple dayparts, we are strengthening our reporting excellence throughout the schedule, elevating our ability to tell great stories across platforms, and doubling down on CNN’s position as the most trusted name in news.” the press release continued.

The executive team of CNN Worldwide, Amy Entelis, David Leavy, Virginia Moseley, and Eric Sherling, issued a statement in the press release.

The programming change comes as CNN struggles to deal with the effects of Chris Licht’s ouster as CNN CEO.

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