Under new management, CNN has been undergoing adjustments in an effort to move toward a more moderate reporting style and away from partisan leanings, and this has necessitated the departure of several CNN stars.
CNN White House Correspondent John Harwood left the television network only hours after praising President Joe Biden’s anti-MAGA Republican address on the CNN program “New Day.” Neither the network nor Harwood said on whether he was fired, resigned, or it was a mutual choice, but many speculated that his admiration of President Biden’s controversial speech was the cause.
Harwood said in a tweet, “personal news: today’s my last day at CNN proud of the work thanks to my colleagues I’ve been lucky to serve the best in American media – St. Petersburg Times, WSJ, NYT, the NBC family, CNN look forward to figuring out what’s next.”
today's my last day at CNN
proud of the work
thanks to my colleagues
i've been lucky to serve the best in American media – St. Petersburg Times, WSJ, NYT, the NBC family, CNN
look forward to figuring out what's next
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 2, 2022
Hosting a prime-time show is regarded as the peak of accomplishment in broadcast journalism. Other time slots and being a member of a broadcasting team are viewed as stepping stones leading to this objective.
But one CNN personality insists he is advancing in his career.
CNN’s @DonLemon on being demoted from primetime to the AM: “I was not demoted” pic.twitter.com/WgatfCzPLT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 16, 2022
The Wrap stated that CNN presenter Don Lemon has lost his primetime program and would be relocated to mornings as part of a host team due to the cancellation of “New Day.”
Don Lemon will lose his primetime CNN show on weeknights to co-anchor the network’s reimagined morning show with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, the network announced Thursday.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The new morning show will debut later in the year with a new name, format, and set — and signals the end of “Don Lemon Tonight” after an eight-year run. CNN did not announce any plans for how it will fill Lemon’s primetime slot, which has long lagged behind Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” in the ratings.
John Berman and Brianna Keilar, who currently anchor the network’s ratings-challenged “New Day,” will shift to other roles at CNN later in the year. CONTINUE READING…