Jake Tapper will get a further hour on weekdays and change into the lead anchor for Washington occasions, as Dana Bash is called co-anchor of ‘State of the Union’
CNN is making vital adjustments to its Washington D.C. lineup forward of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
For starters, The Lead with Jake Tapper will develop to 2 hours airing from 4-6 p.m. with The State of affairs Room with Wolf Blitzer being lower down to 1 hour, from 6-7 p.m. Blitzer “may also have a principal anchor position for all main breaking information and proceed to host CNN particular reviews,” CNN says, whereas Tapper would be the lead anchor for all Washington occasions.
CNN has additionally named Dana Bash co-anchor of its Sunday public affairs present State of the Union. Bash will cut up the anchor duties with Tapper.
White Home correspondent Jim Acosta will depart that beat and change into anchor and chief home correspondent. He’ll primarily anchor on the weekends. Kaitlin Collins will change into chief White Home correspondent, with Phil Mattingly changing into senior White Home correspondent. Arlette Saenz, Jeremy Diamond, John Harwood, MJ Lee and Kate Bennett will all be correspondents protecting the White Home for CNN, with Kevin Liptak and Jasmine Wright becoming a member of the workforce as properly.
Correspondent Abby Phillip will anchor Inside Politics from 8-9 a.m. on Sundays. John King, who at present anchors that hour, will proceed to anchor the weekday version of that program at midday. Pamela Brown will anchor CNN Newsroom from 6-9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Elsewhere, CNN has named Jeff Zeleny chief nationwide affairs correspondent, Joe Johns senior Washington correspondent and Manu Raju chief congressional correspondent.
It’s not uncommon for cable information channel to alter up their lineups and correspondent rosters timed to new administrations.