Monday, June 06, 2005

Changes at CNN

Not long after marking its 25th anniversary, CNN continues to make changes in front of and behind the camera. Here are excerpts from a couple of CNN announcements today:

Miles O'Brien, co-anchor of CNN's Live From, will join American Morning as co-anchor with Soledad O'Brien starting Monday, June 20, it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. Bill Hemmer plans to leave the network to pursue other opportunities, while Jack Cafferty will join The Situation Room, a new afternoon news program, to provide commentary and insight.
"We're honing the cast of American Morning in order to focus on what the audience wants most and what CNN does best: the latest news delivered with the greatest intelligence," Klein said. "In a morning television landscape littered with mindless entertainment, there will be one name you can rely on for no-nonsense news: O'Brien."
Victor Neufeld, executive producer of the CBS Early Show and former senior executive producer for ABC newsmagazines including 20/20 and PrimeTime Thursday, and David Doss, former executive producer of ABC's PrimeTime Thursday, are joining CNN to run two of the network's key prime-time programs, it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S.
Doss takes over senior executive producing duties for Anderson Cooper 360° while Neufeld becomes senior executive producer of Paula Zahn Now. They will join CNN in mid-June. Mark Nelson, the current senior executive producer for Paula Zahn Now, becomes senior executive producer for editorial content, reporting directly to Klein.


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