CNN’s Kaitlan Collins will anchor a brand new present at 9 pm beginning in June, CNN CEO Chris Licht introduced Wednesday.
Within the new night present, Collins will “showcase why she’s one of many prime reporters and interviewers within the sport,” Licht stated in an inner memo to staff. “She is a brilliant and gifted journalist who we’ve all seen maintain lawmakers and newsmakers accountable. She pushes politicians off their speaking factors, will get actual solutions — and as everybody who’s labored together with her is aware of — breaks a variety of information.”
Her appointment fills a vacant slot that had been left open because the departure of former anchor Chris Cuomo, who was terminated by the community in December 2021. Since then, the 9 pm slot was hosted by a forged of CNN anchors, particular interviews and city halls.
Licht stated Collins will go away the CNN This Morning present, which might be led by Poppy Harlow “alongside a rotation of CNN visitor anchors.” Collins’ departure from the morning present is the second in a month after Don Lemon parted methods with CNN in April. The trio hosted the morning present for simply 5 months since its November 2022 launch.
Collins final week interviewed former President Donald Trump throughout CNN’s contentious and controversial city corridor occasion.
“I’m grateful and excited to affix CNN’s primetime lineup for a brand new present that can characteristic sharp interviews, contemporary reporting and considerate conversations on the highest tales which are driving the information cycle,” Collins stated in an announcement. “I’m so grateful for my buddy and co-anchor Poppy and might be cheering on the CNN This Morning workforce each day.”
Collins, 31, joined CNN in 2017 as White Home reporter. She was beforehand a contributor to the right-leaning Every day Caller.